The Sea Of Tragic Beasts By Joe Badolato
Our new material it’s dynamic and powerful. The songs cover a variety of themes and moods, and it can be very aggressive while being thought-provoking. This is our second time working with Adam Burke, and we love the way he captures the visual representation of the record. We definitely bring him a thorough idea with reference, but at a point, it’s up to him to bring it to life. I’ve always been drawn to oil paintings, and love how they can capture a darker perspective. The general concept is literal in nature, it’s a skull crying blood, flowing into the sea. A return to nothing, the suffering and sadness of the world.
We just try to challenge ourselves, to go a little out of the box, and pool our collective influences into the music we enjoy. It’s honestly not that complicated, we write what we like!
Lyrically the record touches on a very aggressive and violent way of thinking, a reaction to the frustration of seeing how things unfold in the world, but it also shows the inherent sadness that comes along with a life of this nature. It’s the two main themes that the other subject matter on our album was born from. There’s obviously a variety of social issues and personal struggle we cover, but it all ties back to that.
Metal is definitely becoming normalized to a bit and doesn’t pack the shock value it did in its origin. But every once a band pops up and scares the shit out of you.
I believe it certainly started with that spirit, and I do believe all underground music is rooted in some form of rebellion. When you see a metal t-shirt in a mall it tends to dull the senses to that, but there are plenty of artists that keep that fire burning. We try and do our part.
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