01. Sinking Beneath.
04. To Develop Self-Creativity.
05. The Resonance Of Life.
07. Spectral Vanity.
08. How Could It Feel Like This?
09. Ebb And Flow Of Awareness.
10. Starlinked Innerness.
11. Eclipsing Binary.
12. Music For Departure.
Produced by Onofrio Falanga, Gianpaolo
Falanga and Luigi Stefanini.
Recorded, mixed and mastered by Luigi Stefanini
at New Sin Studio, January 2008.
Additional guitar-recordings engineered
by Glenn Fricker at Spectre-sound studio.
progressive metallers ASHENT deliver their
new release “DECONSTRUCTIVE”,
a potent refined progressive metal experience
with many techno-thrash elements, some melodic
death references and gothic atmospheres.
Each track has its own distinct style with
a potent mix of huge riffs, tempo variation,
persuasive harmonies, great melodies and
shredding arrangements. Ashent represent
the darkest and heaviest side of Progressive
Metal, sharing dramatic and intense emotions
with the intimacy of an inner journey.
bands goal in the creation of “Deconstructive”
followed several paths. The band comments,
“The main aim was the necessity
to express ourselves as mature songwriters,
focusing our energy in the composition of
true songs, in order to have not only metal
tunes or great instrumental tracks. We spent
a lot of time, searching for the right structures,
harmony sequences, and vocal’s melodies,
trying to forge great songs that are recognizable
and full of feelings. With the aim to have
a clear personality and the presumption
to do something original, without the label
of “that famous big band-clone”.
“We worked for a definitive removal
from the power-metal genre (a process we
started on our debut album). We’ve
created something that could be defined
as metal “tout court” with a
lot of prog influences. We chose “different
atmospheres”, built on uncommon harmonies
and we worked to have mainly a very aggressive
sound (seven-string guitars, growling-vocals,
extreme drum approach, and moderate use
of keyboards), taking care to be as far
as possible from the genre’s clichés
instrumentally and lyrically speaking. We
also went down some experimental avenues
in songs like “How could it feel like
this?” and “To develop self-creativity”.
It’s not easy to find a spoken prayer
recited on a blast-beats tempo or a deeply
yearning ballad with an electronic drum
pattern mixed with a tribal drumming”.
“The final goal boiled down to pushing
ourselves as musicians, developing complex
and shredding arrangements, but always in
function of the song”.
is comprised of 12 tracks broken down into
9 “4-5 min. songs” with recognizable
verses and choruses and 3 instrumental episodes
and will be released worldwide on March
20th 2009 by Lion Music, the Finnish label
unanimously considered as a leading force
within progressive and power metal circles.
• Top quality progressive metal from
• “Deconstructive” is
an original slice of progressive metal with
Ashent possessing an easily identifiable
• An album with cross-over appeal.
• Reviews in all leading rock/metal
• Ashent are available for interview
in English or Italian, to arrange your publication/webzines