“Have you ever worked on something and been really proud of it, and the next day you feel like the worst in the history of humankind?”
Why yes, Carlos, I know that feeling rather well.
“It’s like that,” Carlos continues. “When we write the music, we double-check everything. We want to make every second of the music matter. No filler, on any instrument.”
As reassuring as it is to hear that even Persefone founding guitarist Carlos Lozano occasionally gets impostor syndrome, it isn’t terribly surprising. Persefone is, after all, possibly the single most illuminating band on the tech-death scene right now. Following in the footsteps of tech-metal giants like Watchtower, Spiral Architect, and latter-day Death, Persefone reject the existential dread of those bands’ lyrics in favor of introspection, spirituality, and self-actualization while turning the heaviness dial beyond what most yogis, hippies, and TMers could ever handle, all while writing the most complex and precise arrangements this side of a Swiss timepiece. It’s a hell of a daunting reputation to live up to.
“The lyrics are really uplifting, but writing the music can make a very toxic environment,” Carlos admits with a healthy laugh. Carlos joined Sonic Perspectives Texas Bureau Chief Gonzalo Pozo on a warm winter morning to discuss what motivates Persefone, their refreshingly bright outlook, and their devilishly dark upcoming sixth album, and first on the Napalm Records imprint. “Metanoia” will be available on February 4, 2022 on compact disc, black vinyl, and blue marbled vinyl, and can be pre-ordered HERE.
The pair may or may not have also discussed American supermodel/ super-shredder Angel Vivaldi and Persefone‘s hilarious man-crush on him. “I really hoped he would be an asshole,” Carlos reveals, “but he smells really good.”
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