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3.75 | 46 ratings | 3 reviews | 43% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 2013

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Flying Sea Dragons (1:48)
2. Mind as Universe (4:41)
3. The Great Reality (6:27)
4. Zazen Meditation (3:53)
5. The Majestic of Gaia (8:38)
6. Consciousness Pt. 1 - Sitting in Silence (3:21)
7. Consciousness Pt. 2 - A Path to Enlightenment (5:43)
8. Inner Fullness (7:32)
9. Metta Meditation (3:48)
10. Upward Explosion (2:55)
11. Spiritual Migration (8:47)
12. Returning to the Source (9:06)
13. Outro (3:55)

Total Time 70:34

Line-up / Musicians

- Marc Martins / lead vocals
- Carlos Lozano "Rüdiger" / guitar
- Jordi Gorgues "Alden" / guitar
- Miguel Espinosa "Iawr" / keyboards, clean vocals
- Toni Mestre "Fragment Of Silence" / bass
- Marc Mas / drums, backing vocals

Releases information

Artwork: Travis Smith

CD ViciSolum Productions ‎- VSP038 (2013, Sweden)

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PERSEFONE Spiritual Migration ratings distribution

(46 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(43%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(33%)
Good, but non-essential (20%)
Collectors/fans only (2%)
Poor. Only for completionists (2%)

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Review by Second Life Syndrome
2 stars Unadulterated chaos? Check. Tasteless screaming? Check. A million beats per second? Double check. Barely distinguishable from about 2 dozen other bands? Triple check.

This album came highly recommended from a friend of mine, so I had to give it a shot even though tech metal and I do not have a charitable past. Last year, every one was raving about Enslaved: I thought the album was juvenile. I have similar feelings for this album.

Persefone's style features double bass mania with little or no variation, djenty guitars, and really harsh vocals. This describes many, many other bands, and Persefone definitely does nothing to sound different at all. The one exception to this is the fairly good symphonic arrangements that are very strong in the overall mix, and they range from very simple to slightly complex. In other words, they can't save the album.

Not every track on this album is a thumbs-down for me. There are several instrumental songs that are generally slower, more dynamic, and melodic. In fact, there is some piano on these tracks that is quite good. "Zazen Meditation", "Consciousness 1 and 2" and also the "Outro" are all fairly good. I actually enjoyed them,as they do feature some rather interesting chord progressions and musical hooks. However, I really can't overlook the rest of the album. I mean, I'd love to discuss the seemingly profound themes, but I can't understand even one word of the lyrics. Tech metal and I are not friends, and this seals the deal. I was hoping for something along the lines of Sybreed (the one and only tech metal band that I LOVE), but all I got was a giant mess masquerading as music.

Review by UMUR
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Honorary Collaborator
4 stars "Spiritual Migration" is the 4th full-length studio album by Andorra based progressive death metal act Persefone. The album was released through ViciSolum Productions in March 2013. The news value and the novelty of Persefone being an Andorra based metal act (which is the first time Iīve ever heard of a metal band from that small country) has passed by now, and while the bandīs debut album didnīt exactly make waves (it did turn heads), the two predecessors have really helped Persefone make a name for themselves. Not because the band come from an exotic country, but as a result of their high quality music on those releases.

The high quality of the output has not decreased on "Spiritual Migration". If anything the quality level has increased a notch or two. Persefone play a progressive type of melodic death metal. Soilwork is an obvious reference to my ears, but Persefone are generally far more progressive and keyboard heavy. There are extensive fast-paced harmony guitar/keyboard parts throughout the album. The vocals alternate between aggressive growling vocals and clean vocals.

The tracks are structurally challenging and features great dynamics, and as a result "Spiritual Migration" is a relatively varied listen. The tracklist includes both vocal tracks and a couple of instrumentals. The musicianship are outstanding on all positions. Persefone are arguably a very talented bunch. "Spiritual Migration" features a clear, professional and powerful sound production, so itīs safe to say that the band fire on all cylinders on this one. And with great success I might add. The only issue with "Spiritual Migration" is the 70:34 minutes long playing time. Itīs not that the quality of the music drops at any point during the playing time, but a playing time that long is bound to exhaust the listener, when the music is as busy, detailed, and bombastic as the case is on "Spiritual Migration". On the other hand there is real value for the money here, so maybe Iīm being a bit unfair. A 4 star (80%) rating is deserved.

Latest members reviews

5 stars What a monster of an album. Every album this band has released I have enjoyed greatly, but Spiritual Migration is something else. This is Persefone at its best, firing on all cylinders. This is some of the most jaw dropping technical musicianship that I have heard in a long. It is unrelenting. Y ... (read more)

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