The Burning Cold by Jukka Pelkonen
The musical backgrounds of every member differ a bit. There is a classical background, studying the theory of music, a lot of playing in different groups etc. It is pretty basic stuff. Of course the music we have listened and also listen influences and serves as background material for our current efforts.
It was pretty much the basic style we have had of creating new material for a couple of albums now. Our main composers Markus and Joonas have some ideas and riffs they start to send to the other guys. When I (Jukka, vocalist) get the new material, I usually begin to create the lyrical climate for the demo riffs and songs. This part usually takes several months. After this, we come together and play the new stuff together and produce it further. This is basically how it goes.
In a way, it could be called “music for a secular world”. On the other hand, I have always believed metal breaks boundaries and travels timelessly through the changes that happen here in the ever-changing world. The future will show will this last or not because metal as a musical (sub) genre is still in its infancy. One could theorise the possibility of metal being the type of music that represents the secular climate or can be seen as an example of us drifting apart from each other. I do not see it that way though.
I would say it is iconoclastic. It has sprung from the necessity of more freedom in a musical sense. So it is a form of anarchy too. But like with all things this can become blatant and then the magic is gone for the time being until someone again breaks the walls and bleeds for the change. So it is circular like so many things in this world.
Every greater event in the world creates ripples that affect the whole of the dominating systems around it. So if something like this does not change the world (for the better) immediately, it will do so given enough time. This is the reason I believe that the circular thing of repetition that creates change little by little unseen, unheard is the major key in understanding why things can and will change for the better. This really is inevitable.
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