Persefone – Lingua Ignota: Part I Review

Unleashing Sonic Brilliance: A Riveting Melodic Death Metal Masterpiece That Demands Your Ears' Attention! ...

Released by: Napalm Records

Release Date: February 2nd, 2024

Genre: Extreme Progressive Metal

Links: https://persefone.com/

 

Line Up:

Daniel Rodríguez Flys – vocals
Miguel “Moe” Espinosa – keyboards and vocals
Carlos Lozano – guitar
Filipe Baldaia – guitar
Toni Mestre – bass
Sergi “ Bobby” Verdeguer – drums

 

Tracklist:

1    Sounds And Vessels
2    One Word
3    The Equable
4    Lingua Ignota
5    Abyssal Communication

 

This album launches into an electrifying journey right from the start, hitting you with a full frontal assault of melodic death metal.

Picture a sonic landscape where Orbit Culture’s Swedish Melodic Death Metal collides with the classic prowess of Deftones, entwined with the melodic artistry of Opeth, and a touch of the dark intensity reminiscent of Lorna Shore. Yet, it forgoes the frenzied double pedal and intricate solos, and surprisingly, that’s not just acceptable; it’s almost preferred.

The melodic nuances pave the way for the band to delve deeper into the musical tapestry, offering a canvas for the listener to paint their emotions or simply catch a breath amidst the sonic storm.

The vocals are nothing short of a revelation, navigating seamlessly between clean and guttural screams. The singer Daniel Rodríguez Fly’s voice possesses a captivating range, complementing the lyrics that add a poetic layer to the intense musical experience.

The guitars command attention with a tone that’s both razor-sharp and uniquely rounded, defying the conventions of typical metal. Journeying through the softer sections, as exemplified in Lingua Ignota, a subtle jazz-infused prog ambiance seeps in, showcasing the band’s exceptional musical dexterity.

The drums and bass form an unrelenting powerhouse, maintaining a constant rhythmic pulse that eradicates any notion of significant pauses. It’s this relentless movement that propels the album forward, creating a seamless sonic voyage.

The album’s predominant minor key adds an exquisite layer of darkness, enhancing the overall atmospheric quality of the music. It’s a sonic descent into shadows, evoking an immersive experience.

This is a band that seemingly emerged from the ashes, quietly building a sonic empire that now demands attention. If you haven’t yet experienced their music, it’s high time you do; disappointment is not on the playlist.

Clocking in at around 25-26 minutes, this short EP has become a repeat contender, its magnetic pull impossible to resist. If the opportunity arises, catching them live in the US is a no-brainer. For European enthusiasts, mark your calendars for the 2024 European tour; it promises a live spectacle that might just outshine the intensity of their studio recordings.

 

Written by: Chris Rugowski

Ratings: 9/10

 

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