Reviewer: David Loveless
On their 5th full-length album, Persefone from Andorra, step up the intensity and musicianship to bring us possibly the best progressive metal album of 2017. At just over an hour in length, Aathma showcases all of the typical elements of a progressive metal album. Whether it's the synth/guitar tradeoffs, long musical passages, or haunting melodies, Persefone excel in all of these endeavors to the extreme. The vocals range from melodic death metal style vocals to clean, crisp croons. Put all of that together along with brilliant songwriting and you have an amazing progressive album! Fans of Soilwork and Symphony X should grab this album now!