Forgotten Remains By Henker
Blodskut was founded in early 2014 when Farliath (Drums) and Mordoc (Vocals, Guitar) started to meet for regular jam sessions. Later that year, Jonta joined on bass guitar. Shortly after the first songs have been finalized, Henker took over the second guitar, completing the Line-up. While playing some shows in Germany and the Czech Republic, Blodskut began with the recording of their debut album „Forgotten Remains“ which was released in 2017.
Our music is mostly described as melodic black metal with thrash metal influences. The songwriting for our debut album „Forgotten Remains“ was mainly done in the rehearsal room. Together we were experimenting with different ideas and styles till we ended up with the rough structure of the songs, which they were finalized and partly reworked at home. This way it was possible to make the songs varied, but still consistent.
In the beginning, we were not following a specific theme. Most of the Lyrics dealt with aversion with regards to the society, but also epidemics and war. Later we focused on topics, relating to the time period of the first and second world war since that era delivers many macabre, but interesting stories.
Currently, we find much inspiration in movies, documentaries and books about the world wars. Since there are tons of material about these topics, inspiration won ́t run out too soon. A good example is the book “War against War” by Ernst Friedrich. It contains a lot of fascinating photographs of the horrors of world war 1. You could write whole songs about every single picture. Another good source of inspiration are reports of contemporary witnesses. Some of these people went through crazy stuff, that we can scarcely imagine nowadays.
Like almost every music genre, black metal has evolved over time and has developed many different subgenres. There are many bands with great innovative ideas, which are making it a very diverse metal genre. It can be really inspiring to see all the creativity in terms of songwriting and appearance of the bands and also the album-artworks. Some people disapprove that black metal has lost its uniqueness because the large variety of the bands are reaching a much larger audience. But from an artistic view, the genre has taken interesting paths.
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