Italian progressive metal outfit Ashent return with
their third album “Inheritance” out 21 September
2012 on Lion Music.
every musician the composition of their
third work is considered a milestone: a
demonstration of maturity and confirmation.
In the case of Ashent this moment also
represents the natural conclusion of an
intense period of changes and contradictions
for the band.
the release of 2009’s “Deconstructive” (Lion
Music), an album that gave the band great
satisfaction on a personal and commercial
level, they felt a strong need to experiment
with different solutions through a renewed
language that could express the changes
taking place in their lives for their third
release. This ultimately led to changes in
the bands ranks with the announcement coming
at the end of 2010 that they had officially
started on the pre-production of
“Inheritance” with the unveiling of three
new members in lead vocalist Titta Tani
(Goblin, Daemonia, ex-Necrophagia, ex-DGM),
Gilles Boscolo on keyboards and Alessandro
Cossu on second guitar.
has always held the idea and the will of
renewing itself, defining its own style
outside the boundaries of well-known tested
models. Using typical and classical 70’s
instruments like mellotron, hammond and sax,
the songs are enriched by unconventional
atmosphere; every single note is used to
create a very personal sound. "Inheritance"
stands out as a further step of change in
the background of the band, with a sound
fortified by neo-prog contaminations on the
typical Ashent sound. Fused together you can
find a very technical rhythm section played
by Gianpaolo Falanga (Bass) and Davide Buso
(Drums) with synth and keyboard played by
Gilles Boscolo and multi-tasked guitar
sections (by Onofrio Falanga and Alessandro
Cossu) on airy melodies whilst the stunning
voice of Titta Tani sings dramatic and
catchy vocal parts.
music of “Inheritance” you can find Cynic’s
rhythmical virtuosity, progressive music in
the vein of early Pain Of Salvation,
atmospheric soundscapes of Devin Townsend
and vocal parts inspired by Queen. These
elements when mixed together create a very
unique style and modern sound. The album is
comprised by 11 tracks: 9 vocal and 2
Gianpaolo Falanga comments,
"Our love for
music comes from this basic necessity to
evolve. We haven’t produced “Flaws of
Elation 2” and we will not give light to
“Deconstructive 2”. The will to evolve our
sound and raise the quality of our music
drove us to approach the compositions in a
more mature way. We dedicated a lot of time
searching for the right direction in order
to satisfy all of us. The new songs on
“Inheritance” are very different from the
ones in “Deconstructive”: keyboards are
dominant in the new material and we created
brand-new sounds, updating and changing them
continuously to reach the right quality
we’re looking for. It’s a very big sound
with the use of sequencers, synths, and some
sax inserts. You will find orchestral parts,
choirs, electronic moods or fusion solos in
the same song. The vocals also follow a
completely new approach. Titta’s versatility
and interpretation give the new tracks a
fresh and thrilling feel. We focused our
attention on the musicality of the whole
song, trying to give more emotion to every
passage with a more refined and effective
way of playing”.
Undoubtedly Deconstructive led the band to
be considered one of the most interesting
new coming European metal bands, due to an
enthusiastic response of critics and a large
fan-base fond of the band. Lion Music Top
Seller's band, almost 500,000 plays on their
official Myspace page, excellent ratings by
dozens of magazines and web-zines through
Europe and the band are set for this success
to continue with the release of
02. Magnification Of A Daydream.
03. Shipwrecked Affair.
05. Spider's Nest.
07. The Starving Litany.
08. Confessions Of Reimman.
09. La Danzatrice Scalza.
10. The Defiant Boundary.
Titta Tani – Vocals and Choirs
Onofrio Falanga – Guitars & b. vocals.
Gianpaolo Falanga - Bass guitar
Gilles Boscolo – Keyboards & Programming,
Alessandro Cossu – Guitars.
Davide Buso – Drums and percussions.