Architecture of Death By Francesco Montesanti
Francesco: “We decided to go with a warmer and fatter tone this time. The songs are more straight forward and in your face than the songs on ‘Architecture of Lust’, and certainly more groovy. I’d say this is the most old school and evil Antropofagus album to date. Dave and I worked hard to make sure this album would have a deeper sanguineous sound, and I also went from a six-string to a seven-string guitar for this recording. I’d say Morbid Angel and Hate Eternal have been the strongest influences while writing this album, but the Antropofagus trademark is definitely there, so expect pure brutality! Probably our most balanced and mature album so far.”
Tya: “This is definitely the Antropofagus album which we worked the most on, the one that required the highest tribute from us. As on a conceptual level, it’s drenched of my own blood. M.O.R.T.E. is a continual succession of thoughts, shadows, and nightmares shaped into music, extreme and hate-filled against all which is dogmatic to humanity’s eyes. A process of rebirth through the evisceration of my own self.”
Immediately after finishing the promotion of the ‘Architecture of Lust’, I noticed that our sound needed to mix the ferocity with more heat, the compositions were slightly slowed down to give breathing space to the song. I learned from Tya what we were to talk about the next job, all the songs were born and darker evil than ‘Architecture of Lust’. I think this is our right sound.
The stereo sound will be concentrated on the speed that has always characterized our brand but will be married to more groove and heat in the future. For the issues we have finally abandoned splatter, this saw us as protagonists in Italy in the early 2000s but now we need more profound themes and engaged.
We want to bring this flesh and blood sound with us, we are moving away ideologically from sounds too sterile, modern sounds are cold, even when composing I opted for a more emotional and not innovative direction. We have always attached great importance to our visual image in our work we think that the listener has to be catapulted into our music visually, according to their theme. we are working to bring this well on stage, it will be very expensive, but it will be justified.
I feel very often far removed from the current canons, which is worth more than the appearance of the musical substance, this world still lives with attitude and not for fashion. and I think it will be so forever. I had to adapt myself to some situations, but that I had to do Antropofagus otherwise would not have a following today
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