“Mechanically Consumed” by Apotheon

In less than a month, Denver’s Apotheon will give us two versions of “Mechanically Consumed,” in a talented mix of prog and death metal. Read about how they resist standardization and embrace variance here.

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“Aathma” by Persefone

Persefone’s complex attempt to push the boundaries of progressive, death, and melodic metal, Aathma goes to great lenghts to circumscribe the borders of each genre – and break through to something greater that itself. Ambitious and conceptual, this album demands attention.