Persefone - Aathma

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  1. chopeth

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    Persefone's 5th album Aathma mixed and mastered by Jens Bogren released yesterday. Loved Spiritual Migration and Shin-Ken, but don't know about this one, thoughts?

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    Track List:
    1. An Infinitesimal Spark
    2. One of Many…
    3. Prison Skin
    4. Spirals Within Thy Being
    5. Cosmic Walkers
    6. No Faced Mindless
    7. Living Waves (feat. Paul Masvidal)
    8. Vacuum
    9. Stillness is Timeless
    10. Aathma
    Part I. Universal Oneness
    Part II. Spiritual Bliss
    Part III. One with the Light
    Part IV. …Many of One

     
  2. Ordacleaphobia

    Ordacleaphobia Shameless Contrarian

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    Wow, last I heard this was expected mid 2017. Shows how out of the loop I am.
    I've got to pick this sucker up today, if it's anything like Spiritual Migration we may have an early contender for AOTY.
     
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    I listened to it yesterday. It's really good. Need to listen to it again
     
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    Was listening to the teaser yesterday. My sort of qualm with these guys were the "metalcore" style vocals on previous albums that personally i didnt think matched the awesome progressive metal they were playing. This album the vocals seem less pronounced in that style. Will definitely be picking up.
     
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    Never heard of this band before, but that sounds great.
     
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    ditto
     
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    Really enjoyed migration, look forward to hearing this one!:hbang: their progressive writing technique and practised instrumentation is what captured my interests.
     
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    endmysuffering I'm serious

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    Sounds a bit like btbam. Gonna check this out.
     
  9. DLG

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    love it. agree that the metalcore vocals were a bit of a turnoff. They are better here.

    The BTBAM comparison is a good one, expect they don't have that many "quirky" moments like BTBAM.
     
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    One of the albums of the month according to dutch Aardschok magazine. It's a good one. Loved it.
     
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    you gotta listen to their last album, spiritual migration. One of my top albums of all time :hbang:


    although I agree with the other guy, their cleans never did it for me. Harsh vocals are fine though.
     
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    Rojne Köttbullar är fint..

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    Pretty good album, never heard of them before!
     
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    As a longtime Cynic fan, I was almost shocked (moved?) to tears at the beginning of 'Living Waves' as Paul started singing on his vocoder followed by a Cynic riff (didn't notice Paul was featured on this album beforehand, so it came as a surprise), and that moment alone made the experience worth it to me. The rest of the songs range from good to great, although I think the title track dragged for a little too long.
     
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    Listening to it right now. Sounds awesome so far:hbang:
     
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    I thought the album is alright, but in spite of (or because of) all the technical wizardry not especially memorable. A bit of a overload of bland technical stuff. Needs more hooks. Still worth listening though.

    I'm going to see a show next month.
     
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    very talented band with a nice cynic vibe
    discovered them randomly on yt yesterday
     
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    Great band with good sense for technicality and melody. But I agree 100% that they kinda overdo the technical part. Like they constantly have to play 150%. I always take bands like Deftones for example when it comes to creating really great atmosphere with only a few notes. That's a real talent right there.
     

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