Neon Synthesis: Alchemy of Rebirth
There was a time when this sound might have been labelled as Post-Rock – thankfully it seems that meaningless term has gone out of fashion, so I guess I’ll have to coin a new one to locate Neon Synthesis in the correct ballpark.
It’s not simple – they’re obviously Goth Metal of some sort but they employ a variety of techniques that suggest there’s a sort of euro-fusion going on here. Fusion with Techno and Dance forms are evident in the music among the usual death-metal motifs while the visual image portrayed by the band’s mode of dress perhaps lies somewhere between Robert Smith and Herman Munster.
It’s pretty impressive really although I feel the band needs some development before they can really say they’ve got a niche that’s all their own. I hope they survive long enough to do this as this debut album suggests they’ve got the potential to go on to do truly great things.