sexta-feira, 2 de julho de 2010
Dragged into sunlight(Reino unido)
1-Do you think that the climate of Europe and the intense winter somehow influences the composition of the music of the bands in Europe?
Winter is cold, stark and bare. Life is totally frozen. It’s that harshness towards nature which pairs well with the sound of Dragged into Sunlight. If you immerse yourself in total darkness, you stand a better chance of achieving and portraying total darkness.
Whether you’ll emerge with your sanity intact is unclear. Reading the works of Jason Moss, the insight gained from his friendship with John Wayne Gacy yields uniquely sinister results, but the guy hung himself six years later. It’s a double edged sword.
There are many extreme bands in the UK and whilst it’s impossible to decipher whether any others appreciate the unique climate we have over here, Dragged into Sunlight subscribe to a definite and meteorological influence.
2-currently what is your opinion about metal scene?
The scene works in cycles. At the moment, underground extreme metal is on a high. It’s predictable that any scene will attract the unwanted attention of coattail riders. The same scene ends up flooded with bands, some of which will inevitably possess colossal talent, others not so much.
At present, there seems to be an overwhelming weight towards ambient black metal. A concern is the lack of thought which goes into some of the material out there. Dragged into Sunlight is meticulously planned and if that means we take longer, you’ll have to wait.
3-the internet advent get the possibility to have some materials easy for everyone what the good and bad side of internet for you?
The internet has its advantages and disadvantages. People are able to access music easier, but whether they still appreciate content which is so readily available becomes questionable.
The upside is that technology drives evolution and everything is possible, the downside is that it takes one idiot to overstep the mark and end the world.
4-do you think black metal only must speak about satanism or can speak about other themes?
Traditionally, black metal carried a satanic connotation, the more contemporary approach is towards ambient black metal and there’s a definite tendency to dress music in ambiguity. The lack of focus is atrocious, yet because underground extreme metal is on a high at the moment, it’s lapped up.
This isn’t a romantic meal for two, it’s extreme metal. Whilst amongst the contemporary scene, the subject matter of black metal has a wider scope and the audience has a wider pallet, extreme metal by nature is extreme and black metal is blackened. And so, the ability of the listener to distinguish genuine contributions to extreme metal from those bands here for the moment is matter of musical integrity
5-whom you hate for?
Hate is wasteful. It is neither a constructive or destructive emotion. Collectively, we loathe; a far more corrosive and destructive emotive dedication. How many pages do you have?
6-what are your favorite black metal albums?
At present and in no particular order – Deathspell Omega “Fas – Ite, Maledicti, in Ignem Aeternum”, Weakling “Dead as Dreams” and Vetus Obscurum “Blood Revelations”.
7-you think a song can influence a person to commit a suicide or kill someone?
A song can influence a person to pick up a gun, whether you turn it on yourself, someone else or both, remains a personal discrepancy. Some are more easily influenced than others. As before, if you choose to indulge in total darkness, whether you’ll emerge with your sanity in tact is the risk you take.
For every Ted Bundy, there’s a handful of normal. Eventually, another mind ends up fucked on violence and goes hunting with a hacksaw. As Bundy said, “You are going to kill me, and that will protect society from me. But there are many, many more....”.
So yes, similarly to any social phenomena, a song ‘can’ influence a person to commit suicide or kill someone, but the success rate is relatively low.
8-do you think the music and a good way of expressing our dark feelings?
Definitely, there are 365 days this year, you’re guaranteed to have one where you feel like loading up a nail gun and firing off some rounds. Extreme music thrives on that emotion.
“Kiss my ass” John Wayne Gacy, 1994.