Israel’s Neolia is a force to be reckoned with in the world of Progressive Metal, and their self-titled debut album is proof of that. With intricate instrumentation, soaring vocals, and unrelenting energy, this album is a must-listen for any fan of Progressive music. According to the band, this album has traveled a lifetime with them already, and they are excited to be releasing it to the world.
They share their thoughts: “Being able to shine a light and allowing others to see, hear, and feel what we feel this elaborate vision is in itself a blessing and it is what keeps us going. We wanted to allow new emotions and new subjects that we had felt were not given the proper attention, such as child neglection, mental illnesses, personal family issues, torture and more to be given the option to be approached from a perspective of a fictional story in order for people to be able to connect to the complexity of the lyrics more easily.”
They continue to explain that although this is a concept album, each track presents its own unique characteristics and expresses a variety of styles and musical ideas that are derived from World Music, Jazz, and Electronic at times. The album also incorporates different interludes some atmospheric and some piano based adding more emotional layers and subcontext to the mood changes in the album. It is intended to feel artistic in its nature and to convey a message of freedom.
Neolia was formed to give to others and to encourage people to come together. They give in a few dimensions — one is personal and spiritual, and the other is musical and expressive.
The self-titled album was mastered by Howie Weinberg (Metallica, Pantera, Nirvana) and is available as of May 05, 2023.
In addition to the album’s release, the band is sharing their latest live video for the track “A Better Version of You,” which was captured during a recent performance at the legendary Tel-Aviv venue Barby.
Watch the video at through the YouTube player below:
Album order is available here: https://neolia.bandcamp.com/album/neolia
Spotify – https://spoti.fi/3nsmoaf
“Karma” – https://youtu.be/DJUrWQkljrA
“Blow The Leaves” – https://youtu.be/kcsOO7tCf-Y
- The Shed – 3:44
- The Shed outro – 0:52
- Your prophecy – 7:44
- Dance of violence – 7:10
- Carried away – 5:49
- Carried away outro – 1:24
- Karma – 4:09
- Karma outro – 0:44
- Day in day out – 11:06
- Anchors – 7:14
- Rise and fall – 5:06
- Blow the leaves – 7:02
- A better version of you – 4:53
- Refahim – 8:00