Persefone - Aathma

8.3 | 265 votes |
Release date: 24 February 2017
Style: Melodic death metal, Progressive metal


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01. An Infinitesimal Spark [feat. Paul Masvidal]
02. One Of Many...
03. Prison Skin
04. Spirals Within Thy Being
05. Cosmic Walkers
06. No Faced Mindless
07. Living Waves [feat. Paul Masvidal]
08. Vacuum
09. Stillness Is Timeless
10. Aathma
    1 - Part I. Universal Oneness
    2 - Part II. Spiritual Bliss
    3 - Part III. One With The Light
    4 - Part IV. ...Many Of One

Top 20 albums of 2017: 7

Marc Martins Pia - vocals
Miguel Espinosa - keyboards, vocals
Carlos Lozano Quintanilla - guitars
Filipe Baldaia - guitars
Sergi Verdeguer - drums
Toni Mestre Coy - bass

Additional info
The Aathma will be released on CD, 12" double vinyl, a limited digipak edition and as digital download.

Mixed and mastered by Jens Bogren at Fascination Street.

Staff review by
Demonic Tutor
And so begins the next chapter. One band from Andorra has torn the fabric of space-time continuum to deliver another one-of-a-kind album. Persefone has undergone some lineup changes in recent years but the quality of musicianship hasn't been affected one bit.

published 18.03.2017 | Comments (7)

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14.09.2016 - 13:15
About time
03.12.2016 - 04:47
Rating: 8
The 33 second teaser to Persefone and Paul Masvidal is very promising.
22.02.2017 - 04:36
I'm from Argentina and the album is not on sale here. I can't even do a survey because here doesn't work, it just consume the credit but it never recognize the key. Can some give me a link ? I really want this album, i'm a big fan. Thanks in advance.
23.02.2017 - 17:36
Rating: 8
And..... surprise surprise this is another great Persefone album. I don't quite think it tops Spiritual Migration or any of Persefone's earlier work, but this is probably the first Persefone album that I would qualify as "without filler". Very consistent through and through, which is a great accomplishment given the length of the album. Superb musicianship. I was super impressed with the rapid changes in No Faced Mindless and the flow of the title track. I'm also pleased to confirm that the Paul Masvidal moments avoided cheesiness, in my opinion. Overall, this album easily earns a high 8 from me but I would not be surprised if progressive circles acclaimed this to be an album of the year candidate.
24.02.2017 - 13:20
Rating: 9
Might need more time to get used to it. As it stands, I like it a lot, but I do find it a step down from Spiritual Migration - I feel like the music on that album is simply more memorable, and on this one perhaps there's a tendency to 'over-prog' it. However, the best moments are still fantastic, and I imagine I'll warm to it (hopefully) as I get more familiar with it
24.02.2017 - 16:47
Rating: 9
Solid album through out! Persefone is proving to be one of the best new bands in the genre. Not their best work, but a low 9 for me.
24.02.2017 - 22:22
Rating: 7
Same feel as the previous album. Great music, but the awful clean vocal pisses me off.
24.02.2017 - 22:50
Rating: 10
Written by Mixhell on 24.02.2017 at 22:22

Same feel as the previous album. Great music, but the awful clean vocal pisses me off.

I think they are way better than in spiritual migration
28.02.2017 - 18:12
Rating: 7
Nick Carter
I think it could be a very good album, but it has some annoying parts that definetely take away the great mood and atmosphere
02.03.2017 - 12:23
Rating: 8
High Fist Prog
Definitely their most mature work, but not necessarily their best. Solid and about on par with the last album. Something about it though doesn't make me want to listen to it more than once or twice.
01.04.2017 - 19:43
Prefer SM, but this album is still really fantastic. These guys have consistently released high quality progressive MDM and this is no exception. The four part self-titled track absolutely SHREDS
05.04.2017 - 17:34
Rating: 9
This is a pleasant surprise.
10.04.2017 - 12:16
Dr. Strawberry
Written by Mixhell on 24.02.2017 at 22:22

Same feel as the previous album. Great music, but the awful clean vocal pisses me off.

Yes, clean vocal pisses me off too...but this album is really a let-down compared to the previous excellent release, both are totally different !
10.04.2017 - 18:14
The Nothingth
As far as I remember every single one of their albums was good or decent music that was completely brought down by horrendous vocals, both clean and harsh. Probably hasn't changed much, so I won't bother with this album.
02.05.2017 - 02:47
Rating: 7
Au Pays Natal
First time I have ever listened to this band. I must now check out the rest of their discography.
04.12.2017 - 19:01
I love that the band is always changing their style in order to "keep up" with the evolution of the extreme metal scene, the djent and post-metal being HUGE influences on this album
BUT, i didn't get used to this album... it seems that they lost their punch, both spiritual migration and shin-ken were so much heavier, i miss it ):
maybe a bit of over-progging or they just wanted to make a more melodic-focused album

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