One doesn’t normally think of tiny Andorra when considering Metal. Moreso when thinking of technical Progressive Metal with a Melo Death tendency. Well, maybe you should – at least when it comes to Persefone.
It’s been a while since I’ve reviewed an album from an Australian Prog Metal band. The land down under has certainly shown its ability to generate talent as seen with Voyager, Teramaze, and Caligula’s Horse, to name a few. Now we have Damnation’s Day with A World Awakens on Sensory Records.
Aside from the Melodic and Technical versions of Death Metal, and the incorporation of DM elements in some Folk/Pagan Metal, I tend to not really enjoy much of the more straight ahead style. Thankfully, Evocation sits in the MDM camp and popped up in my email.
Witherfall concerned me. When I saw the lineup consisted of two former members of White Wizzard, my expectations were pretty low. The inclusion of an essentially unknown bass player did nothing to bolster my anticipation. How utterly generic was this going to sound?