Persefone - Aathma (first song, and full album reaction)

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Persefone - Aathma (first song, and full album reaction)

Postby outprogged42 » Thu Feb 09, 2017 8:37 pm

"Prison Skin" is the first main song off the album and the video is astounding (if not epileptic-friendly).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NnRAIwLql1g

Here is a good time to say that I have this album and it mightily exceeds the last one. It's a bit less shred-based, not quite as blisteringly fast or heavy, and more carefully thought out and melodic. The keys are absolutely the star of the disc, as they're more integral to the song arrangements and the non-metal songs are absolute gold due to the mystical, ethereal atmosphere the keys create. The sound design and atmospheric elements elsewhere are mesmerizing, even working their way perfectly into the most brutal sections. The distorted riff portions are mostly unchanged but there is a lot more clean guitar work that continues to amplify the zen-like gracefulness of the disc even at its heaviest. Appropriately, since the lyrical themes are (again) based on Eastern spirituality and metaphysical concepts of the soul, existence, and love, in the Cynic tradition, and translate well musically into the incredibly acute sense of extreme sonic and dynamic contrasts.

Aathma is quite near a masterpiece and will most likely make my top 10 list easily.

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Re: Persefone - Aathma (first song, and full album reaction)

Postby Harvester » Fri Feb 10, 2017 9:56 am

outprogged42 wrote:Aathma is quite near a masterpiece and will most likely make my top 10 list easily.



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Re: Persefone - Aathma (first song, and full album reaction)

Postby Man Of Much Metal » Fri Feb 10, 2017 5:10 pm

For anyone interested, here's my take on the album...

https://manofmuchmetal.wordpress.com/20 ... um-review/

Cheers,

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Re: Persefone - Aathma (first song, and full album reaction)

Postby Mardoch » Fri Feb 10, 2017 6:22 pm

Man, I was already sold after the piano intro. Damn I can't wait to get this one. Hopefully they will get another invite to the fest and actually make it this time.

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Re: Persefone - Aathma (first song, and full album reaction)

Postby BumZen » Sat Feb 11, 2017 10:03 am

Really looking forward to the full thing. Awesome band, and the nicest people alive.
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Re: Persefone - Aathma (first song, and full album reaction)

Postby outprogged42 » Sat Feb 11, 2017 10:32 am

Mardoch wrote:Man, I was already sold after the piano intro. Damn I can't wait to get this one. Hopefully they will get another invite to the fest and actually make it this time.


I agree. This one will get Persefone to hit the big time. And with Glenn's endorsement above, I'm hoping they get another chance to come to PPUSA. They'll undoubtedly tear the place up.

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Re: Persefone - Aathma (first song, and full album reaction)

Postby Digital Man » Mon Feb 13, 2017 2:06 pm

Can't wait for this one.
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Re: Persefone - Aathma (first song, and full album reaction)

Postby Mardoch » Tue Mar 07, 2017 1:15 am

This was the only thing I listened to today. Holy hell this album is amazing. It's one of the best slabs of prog I can recall for some time. It really has everything, and in spades.

This is currently a contender for a honest to goodness album of the year for me.

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Postby introclaus » Tue Mar 07, 2017 7:40 am

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Re: Persefone - Aathma (first song, and full album reaction)

Postby Digital Man » Tue Mar 07, 2017 1:45 pm

Only a few listens in, but so far I'm really enjoying this too.
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Re: Persefone - Aathma (first song, and full album reaction)

Postby outprogged42 » Sat Mar 11, 2017 2:37 pm

This is presently my AOTY and only a few bands will have a chance at beating it, including:

Kingcrow
Anathema
Pyramaze
Threshold

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Re: Persefone - Aathma (first song, and full album reaction)

Postby Chris R » Sun Mar 12, 2017 12:05 am

1st time through


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