Sounds from the Vortex by MT
We started to create ‘Sounds from the Vortex’ immediately after we founded the band at the end of 2015. Most of the band members didn’t know each other back then. While we worked on this album, we all became part of something bigger, The Spirit. I realised again during that time how important it is to motivate and push each other, to get out of the comfort zone, work hard and enter unknown territory.
I don’t like to explain anything that has to do with the lyrics. Same with the title. If you are interested in the lyrical side of The Spirit, then discover it by yourself. Get into it while you listen to the music and create in your mind your pictures to the songs. It’s much more interesting like that; I would never say what the picture should look like. It’s a bit like when you read a book or watch a movie. The Spirit is all about music. Feelings and emotions transformed into dark sounds.
The artist gets a rough idea from us with some elements we want to have in the artwork. And then we give them as much artistic freedom as possible. If you have something in your mind and you tell the artist how every small detail should look, you will never be happy with the result because it will never be exactly how you had it in mind.
The old and the new cover represent first of all the vortex from the album title. Are there different meanings or symbolism? Yes, there are. But it’s the same as with the lyrical themes; I don’t want to explain them. It’s more interesting and exciting when people have to create their ideas.
If metal is iconoclastic? Not anymore. I would say it’s like with punk. Heavy metal had this time where it was iconoclastic, but I think that is over or at least for the most part.
Maybe when David Hasselhoff was responsible for the collapse of the Berlin wall with Looking for Freedom. Seriously, it’s very hard for me to think about something positive that humans have done to make this world a better place. Maybe for some people, but not for the world. The human greed and ignorance are responsible for the holocaust of all other creatures we share this planet with and the total destruction of the environment. We are a disease to this world; there is nothing we have done to make this a better place.
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