(Andy Synn would like to remind you all that only Death (Metal) is real)
I was doing an interview recently where I was asked “what makes a good Death Metal band?”
And, you know, for a moment I was stumped.
You see, they weren’t just asking about tuning, or tempo. Nothing so prosaic as that. They wanted something fundamental, something that transcended styles and sub-genres, something beyond technicality or brutality or melody.
But, eventually… it hit me.
It’s not about how fast you can blast, how low you can go, how huge you can groove… it’s all about love.
You heard me right. Underneath it all Death Metal is driven by love. Specifically the love of Death Metal.
And it’s the ability to convey and communicate that love, no matter what forms it takes, how technical or brutal, how melodic or symphonic, how dissonant or discordant or slam-tastic, which makes – or breaks – a band.
So let it be written, and let it be known… these three bands really love Death Metal.