Cea Serin - The Vibrant Sound of Bliss and Decay

Cea Serin The Vibrant Sound of Bliss and Decay cover
Cea Serin
The Vibrant Sound of Bliss and Decay
Generation Prog
I had entirely forgotten all about this band! When I took a look at the album’s cover, I struggled to remember when and where I had seen this band name again! Looking back at GR’s archive, I found all about it. Despite the fact that their debut, “Where Memories Combine”, was a superb prog metal album, the guys disappeared from the scene right after for their own reasons. Now, ten years later, they are a back with a new album!
So the major question is what Cea Serin are up to now and what they put on the table after a decade. The two masterminds, Jay Lamm (vocals, bass, keys) and Keith Warman (vocals, guitars) are still the driving force behind the band. Their music approach is close to the debut… meaning that you’ll get prog metal with various melodic, atmospheric, (a handful) extreme, groovy, acoustic and technical parts. The performances are still amazing and the song arrangements are quite progressive as their “artistic character” too. The duo has also delivered a really nice sound with late 90s/early 00s production value and the well-known Lance King (Ilium, ex-Balance of Power, ex-Pyramaze) has done the mastering.
“The Vibrant Sound of Bliss and Decay” is an artistic progressive metal album. Those who relished the debut will enjoy this work too. I kinda feel that the debut is better in a way, but that’s my point of view. Moreover, I think they need to work more on their vocal melodies and probably get rid of those very few extreme/weird passages. In any way, I’m positive that this time won’t disappear for another decade… and that they’ll be back soon with an even stronger release…