Moriah By B.S.T.
B.S.T. is currently involved in black death metal band The Order Of Apollyon and has been active in the French underground scene for the past twenty years, collaborating as a musician or a producer with bands such as Anteus, Aosoth, VI, Temple of Baal, Aborted, Vorkreist, Hell Militia, and more…
Like with the majority of projects I’ve been involved with, I wrote all the music and most of the lyrics, in the comfort of my home studio. We then rehearsed and worked on the songs as a band, which allowed everyone to make each song theirs. I would say the artistic direction shows a natural evolution towards something more efficient, straight forward, which includes some experiments but mostly builds on top of things we’ve done before, but better.
Drums were recorded in a studio owned by the drummer’s father, which may seem awkward but actually turned out great. The engineer had prepared his son for the session and could be very frank with him on anything that had to be done better without any ego thing going on. For a musician, to record with someone whom you know very well is very interesting makes the communication much clearer. The rest took place in my own studio, as usual.
My earliest musical memory I guess that would be Europe ‘The Final Countdown’, in my parent’s car, when I was six or something like that. Then the first band that made me realise I was into hard music was Guns And Roses, with their video ‘You Could Be Mine’ which lead me to listen to their amazing debut album. After that, there were several steps, Metallica, then Slayer, and then Morbid Angel and Carcass, and a bit later, Black Metal.
The music style is pretty traditional, a mixture of black metal, death metal, with both epic melodies and raw brutality. You can tell the early thrash scene, and the NWOBHM have had a strong impact on me as well as both US and Swedish early death metal. It is meant to picture something greater in general, the sense of awe one will feel when confronted with a manifestation of the Divine, like staring at a very old and imposing monument.