Originally Posted by Derek Roddy
Yeah....actually, I wrote about 95% of that stuff.
Not because I want to though.
I have an vision of what I'd like SR to sound like. Something different than all the Necro and Origin rip offs.
Fast but, open. Lots of "musical space" even though it's fast and aggressive.
I'm so tired of hearing a new metal CD come out and it's the same song 10 times in a row...just rearranged differently....with different words.
I want SR music to say something different on each track.....without words.
I remember a day of when metal records were full of dynamics and textures, interludes that connected songs.
All of that seems to be lost to "br00talness" and the "need to play fast"....not write good tunes.
There are no more peaks and valleys...no more "listening experience". Or, at least it's not common.
That said...I've found a guitarist that fits the bill very nice and he has adapted the sound very well and is writing a good bit of newer stuff.....Coming soon.
I have a full band together but I'm moving back to my home state next year and don't want to get a solid line up as of yet.
At the present time...we are just having fun playing metal. Myself and JP will continue writing music and I'm sure before we know it....will have 30 songs of crushing metal to record.
I'm in no hurry.....I want it to be right first and foremost.
Oh yes....... I wrote "IIOW" and "path of the eternal gods" on I, Monarch.
You wrote Path to the Eternal gods? Hah, that's a great song. Funny you bring up the point of "br00talness" (lozl0r), because I've always found Eriks writing tends to go a bit like that if you get me. Sometimes it's like he's trying to test peoples tolerance haha! But he is a great composer. His stuff with M.A. in particular was so good.
I also write a large portion of songs for my bands, and I totally agree with what your saying about how metal has become like a contest for speed and heaviness, so I'm always trying to deviate from using it constantly. Makes me happy when bands bring something new to the table without being stupid.
Anyway man, well done for writing the tunes, very impressed.