Persefone - Truth Inside The Shades review

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Band: Persefone
Album: Truth Inside The Shades
Release date: 2004

01. My Unwithered Shrine (Prologue)
02. The Whisper Of Men
03. Truth Inside The Shades
04. Niflheim (The Eyes That Hold The Edge)
05. Atemporal Divinity
06. The Demise Of Oblivion
07. The Haunting Of Human's Denial [Japanese bonus]

Here in France, Andorra is most well know for all its duty free taxes on cigarettes and alcohol than Metal. But apparently even in this small country of only 65 000 citizens in the mountains of Pyrenees there is also some guys who like and know how to play great Metal. That's the case with these newcomers of Persefone who release one of the most impressive and surprising album of the year. "Truth Inside The Shades" is a pure Melodic Black/Death Metal but very progressive and complex, and the particularity of this band is that they knew how to do something different in a style which is becoming more than banalů.

"Truth Inside The Shades" is really surprising because the band knew how to do something different. Nowadays, there is a lot of bands that plays Melodic Black/Death Metal and every time at 99% there is nothing really new. But with Persefone that's different of course there is all the ingredients that you need in this music, the blacky vocals, the powerful melodic guitar riffs, the fast tempo, the double pedals drumming and why not some keyboards. But well the musical structures of each tracks of this band are really complex, this is more progressive than a lot of bands, the bass are very audible, the keyboards are very present very technical but this is also the numerous break in the music which give this specific aspect to the music of Persefone. You'll have in a song classic power Melo-Death metal and one min later something more in the vein of the coolest folkish parts with clean vocals of an Opeth for example. Some other time
The musicians are all very good and the music of the band is really well done. It don't suffer of any real problems and at the opposite this is really good to see the musical level of this guys. Really that's a great point for a newcomer to have such musicians.
The production of the album is also very good no problem in it, a good sound, only six tracks plus an intro yeah but 43 mins of music, it's hard to expect something more from a band which releases its first album. This is maybe more a MCD in the form than a real album, but really who care, the quality and the length are here then no problem for me.

Persfone with their "Truth Inside The Shades" gives a big kick in the ass of a musical style which become unfortunately nowadays too much banal. With this album they prove to us that it's again possible to do something different, something original and we should thank them for that, they deserve it.
If you like this Metal I really recommend you this album which is one of the surprise of the year. A must have no doubtů

Rating breakdown
Performance: 9
Songwriting: 8
Originality: 8
Production: 8

Written by Jeff | 20.09.2004



Comments: 1   Visited by: 80 users
30.12.2007 - 00:00
I'm interested and I will give it a listen.
Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29

Like you could kiss my ass.

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