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TRUTH INSIDE THE SHADES

Persefone

 

Tech/Extreme Prog Metal

3.19 | 14 ratings

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UMUR
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3 stars Truth Inside the Shades is the debut full-length studio album by Andora based progressive extreme metal act Persefone. The album was released in December 2004.

The music on the album is a combination of genres like progressive metal, melodic death metal, melodic black metal and power metal. Ive chosen to label the music progressive extreme metal as none of the tags above really explain how the music sounds. Acts like Dream Theater, Symphony X, Opeth and Edge of Sanity are obvious references if you ask me, but Persefone are not content with sounding like a clone. They mix different ideas and styles into a sound of their own. The vocals are mostly raspy but occasional growls and clean vocal parts appear too. The keyboards/ synths are very high in the mix and the music is generally very synth heavy. Were treated with tempo and time signature changes, dual guitar and keyboard runs and high standard musicianship. The production is not that good though and while I find the sound tolerable, the production pose a problem for me. The sound is kind of disjointed and the different instruments sound disconnected in the soundscape.

Truth Inside the Shades is a very interesting debut album by Persefone. Especially the production pose a problem though but I still find the album recommendable for fans of the above mentioned acts. 3 stars are deserved.

UMUR | 3/5 |

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