Neuraxis: Asylon-2011.

Nuraxis: Technical Death Metal from Canada.

Discography:

ImageryFull-length1997
In SilenceDemo1999 
VirtuosityDemo1999 
A Passage into ForlornFull-length2001
Truth Beyond…Full-length2002
Imagery / A Passage into ForlornCompilation2004 
Truth | Imagery | PassageCompilation2004 
Trilateral ProgressionFull-length2005
Live ProgressionLive album2007 
The Thin Line BetweenFull-length2008
AsylonFull-length2011

Members:

R. MilleyGuitars (1996-2015)
See also: AkurionNecrotic Mutation, ex-Torn Within, ex-Phobocosm, ex-Cursed, ex-Indignant (live)
Alex LeBlancVocals (2007-2015)
See also: Fracturus, ex-Minds, ex-Necrosphere, ex-Versus Chaos, ex-Point Blank Rage, ex-Vengeful, ex-Atheretic, ex-Mass Murder Messiah
Olivier PinardBass (2009-2015)
See also: AkurionCattle DecapitationCryptopsyObvurtVengefulUnder the Grave (live), ex-Solium Fatalis

Past Members:

Josh StaplesBass
See also: AbarothAncient TormentSarcomancyThroaat (live), ex-Abnormality, ex-Ascendancy, ex-Strappado, Pentagrim, ex-Scaphism, ex-Sexcrement, ex-Abhorred, ex-Deconformity, ex-Incinerate
Martin AugerDrums (?-1999)
See also: ex-Elements, ex-Human Aspect, ex-Slayed Nekros, ex-Agony, ex-Obscene Crisis, ex-Necronomicon (live)
Yan ThielBass (1994-2009)
See also: Necrotic MutationObsolete Mankind, ex-Torn Within, ex-Obscene Crisis, ex-Phobocosm (live), ex-Purgatoire (live), ex-Adenine
Mathieu RoyalDrums (1994-1999)
Felipe QuinzañosGuitars (1994-1996)
Steven HenryGuitars (1994-2006)
See also: Winds of War, ex-Empathy Denied, ex-Hands of Death, ex-Green the Grey, ex-Idiopathetics, ex-Urban Aliens, ex-Wacky Pack of Lobstermen from Mars
Maynard MooreVocals (1994-1999)
See also: The Plasmarifle
Alex ErianDrums (1999-2003)
See also: Despised Icon, The Crimson Syndicate, ex-Hidden Pride, ex-In Dying Days, ex-Obey the Brave, ex-Ion Dissonance (live)
Chris AlsopVocals (1999)
See also: ex-Torn Within, ex-Indignant
Ian CampbellVocals (1999-2007)
See also: ex-Atheretic (live), ex-Descend into Nothingness, ex-Nihilistic Mass Refracters, ex-Spiritual Might
Tommy McKinnonDrums (2004-2009)
See also: AkurionConfluxEmpire de Mu, ex-Torn Within, Humanoid (Can), ex-Bane, ex-Jester, ex-Augury (live), ex-Vatican, ex-Nefastüs Diès
Will SeghersGuitars (2006-2010)
See also: ex-Quo Vadis (live)
Oli BeaudoinDrums (2009-2013)
See also: All Is Ashes, ex-Ex Deo, ex-Kataklysm, ex-Belphegor (live), ex-Keep of Kalessin (live), ex-Eternal Burden

One thought on “Neuraxis: Asylon-2011.

  1. Neuraxis – Asylon.
    padshiyangel01, May 19th, 2011

    If a band changes all its working components, is it still the same band? Do they necessarily have the same artistic vision as their predecessors? If the band still continues to make great music, honestly I don’t care. Such is the case with Canadian tech-death stalwarts Neuraxis. Their music has evolved to sound tighter, more technical and more modernized, redefining the term “progressive”, especially on their latest, Asylon. However, you don’t need a strong neurological system for this release, just a strong neck to keep up with a meal of constant riffs and drum patterns, served with a side of Bloodbath-style lows and a satisfyingly clean production for dessert.

    Despite suffering the loss of their rhythm section, the band are strong in their delivery. Milley and LeBlanc are an impressive songwriting double-team, from the breakneck speed of the title track to the slowed approach of “Resilience”. This latter track is used as a moment of relief; a smart risk for the band to take, it adds variety and avoids the album becoming stale. Not that there is a chance of that, as each song has its own touch that differs from the rest. My personal favorite, “Purity”, is perfectly placed in the album; the melody mixes well with the aggression, the listener is acclimatized to the vocals and there is an impressive solo to boot. Flaws on this album are minimal; even the atonal riffing and pinch harmonics, which are usually a peeve of mine, still work in this case. A couple of production hiccups aside, there is little room for complaint.

    LeBlanc, the latest in a line of vocalists, growls even lower than the previous one, mostly akin to Beneath The Massacre’s Désgagnes and Bloodbath’s Åkerfeldt. Perhaps with less variety than Campbell, but the lyrics more than make up for it. The album concept is that of a reptile-human hybrid trapped in an asylum, which only becomes clear by the last track. Even “V”, its lyrics dedicated to a snake’s attack pattern, is captured brilliantly in musical and lyrical form. However, you can ignore the words and the vocals still interweave remarkably well with the music.

    In short, this is a must for any fan of death metal, especially those who like the technical side such as Obscura, Necrophagist and Decrepit Birth. Even those who only have a passing interest in the genre may find something here in this musical asylum.

    Originally posted at http://www.blackwindmetal.blogspot.com

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