Too many bands, not enough time. Persefone fell in that category for me. Not any longer though. Their fifth album to date titled Aathma, hands down made me a fan of these progressive death metallers right away.
Doing some homework on them, I discovered they have been around since 2001 and are from Andorra. Now I love keyboards, but keyboards in death metal is not standard. This band pulls it off though. Think In Flames meets Rush. “Spirals Within Thy Being” proves my statement true. “Cosmic Walkers” takes it a step further as this is a more melodic song and one of my favorites on the album, even for an instrumental, and it’s not the only one. Now this album is long, and so are some songs. The nine minute “Stillness is Timeless” is perfection, with melodic parts, heavy parts, extreme parts, slow parts, all wrapped in one. And then you have the epic 20-minute title track to look forward too. In four parts, “Aathma” is a small journey in music that quite possibly will be this bands stamp for a long time to come.
Look for Persefone online, at your local record store, or on their website to get this album.