Third Ion are a band from Canada that plays a progressive form of metal and this is a review of their 2015 album "!3/88it" which will be released in May by Glasstone Records.
Nintendo game music starts off the album along with some melodic progressive metal riffs a few seconds later which also leads up to some clean singing vocals and the solos and leads also use a great amount of melody, talent and skill along with the video game music elements making a return in certain sections of the recording.
All of the musical instruments on the recording have a very powerful sound to them and some of the tracks bring in a brief use of blast beats and when synths are utilized they give the songs more of a progressive rock feeling and some of the tracks are long and epic in length and all of the tracks stick to either a slow or mid paced musical direction.
Third Ion plays a style of metal that is very modern and progressive and also brings in elements of Nintendo music to create a sound of their own, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover psychics and metaphysics themes.
In my opinion Third Ion are a very great sounding progressive metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Capital Spill" "Collapse" and "Van hAlien". 8 out of 10.