Ixion are a band from France that plays a mixture and atmospheric mixture of doom, death and goth metal with some elements of ambient and electronic music and this is a review of their 2017 album "Return" which was released on October 30th by Finisterian Dead End.
Melodic and heavy doom metal riffs start off the album along with some elements of electronic music while the solos and leads also bring in a great amount of melody as well as clean vocals also being utilized at times and acoustic guitars can also be heard in certain sections of the recording.
Death metal growls can also be heard quite a bit throughout the recording while elements of ambient are also used at times along with some songs also adding in goth rock influences and when screams are utilized they add in a touch of black metal as well as some songs also bringing in a small amount of acoustic guitars and all of the songs stick to a very slow musical direction.
Ixion plays a musical style that is mostly rooted in goth and atmospheric doom metal while also mixing it with elements of death metal, ambient and electronic music to create something very original, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover void, space, death and love themes.
In my opinion Ixion are a very great sounding atmospheric mixture of goth and doom metal with some elements of ambient and electronic music and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Out Of The Dark" "Back Home" "Contact" and "Stranger". 8 out of 10.