Australian prog metal quartet Victoria K will release second album Kore in October, and Persephone is an excellent taster of what this band compose.
Thomas Schall states, «Amazing! Great voice control with an incredible range, perfect production and great arrangement. The song writing is amazing, too! Very well done! I wish you every success. Hope to see you in Europe sometime soon!».
A Divine Revelation
Offering up progressive symphonic sound, Kore was specifically written to provide a full orchestral experience that drives people through a sonic journey of growth and grandeur.
Band leader and singer Victoria Knight explains,
«This song came to us as different sections, For example, the riff was a separate idea, then the chorus and so on. We found that all these sections coincidently just fell together. The name Persephone comes from the same person that the album does. Persephone is the name that Kore took on when she became queen of Hades, meaning bringer of destruction».
«We wanted to then play with this idea in the music in this song, constantly switching from the softer melodic sections to the heavier aggressive sections. This is to portray the two minds that Persephone would be in. This song has come to be our favorites on the record, we feel like it encapsulates our sound and energy!».
The tracks were written specifically to encapsulate the various sections of the Homeric Hymn to Demeter and tell the story chronologically through each song and the music grows in intensity throughout the record capturing the emotional state of Persephone and other characters as the story progresses.