Wed, Mar 09 2011: S A M A E L TRACK BY TRACK
Upcoming release: "Lux Mundi"
Release date US: Tue, Jul 12 2011
Swiss dark metallers S A M A E L issued a third video of the making of forthcoming album "Lux Mundi", to be released on May 3rd in North America. You can watch it on YouTube.
"Lux Mundi" will be available as an exclusive 2CD set including the "Antigod" EP, which was previously available only as digital download in North America!
Frontman Vorph commented on all 12 songs on the album.
Opening track of the album to set the tone musically and lyrically... It was originally called "More Light!" a reference to "Mehr Licht!" which is believed to be the last words pronounced by German poet Johann Wolfgang von Goethe on his dying bed.
Let my People Be!
Walking the fine line between anarchy and society while prophesying about a new era. Middle tempo track with a haunting chorus.
Musically heavy as heavy can be. This is the second time S A M A E L wrote a complete song on the subject of war. "Valkyries' New Ride" (on the "Solar Soul" album) was more or less directly inspired by the ongoing war in Iraq while "Of War" deals with the topic in a general sense.
The title track of the EP released on last November 19th. It shows the new album's direction and gives a taste of what's about to come. Lyrically the song is a firm stand against any kind of religion.
For a Thousand Years
Heavy middle tempo track which questions our view on immortality. This is actually the full orchestration of the song "Ten Thousand Years" which appears on the "Antigod" EP.
The Shadow of the Sword
The Quran says "the gates of Paradise are under the shadows of the swords"? This is yet another song against religion and more particularly against monotheist religions, an up-tempo aggressive track with some reminiscence of "Rain" (from the "Passage" album) as producer Waldemar Sorychta noticed.
In the Deep
One of the most experimental songs on the album, tribal rhythms with a very distinctive guitar riff. It is a trip in the depths of S A M A E L 's soul.
Probably the heaviest ballad ever written? After the power ballads, the progressive ones, the time is right for some ultra heaviness in that genre?
Part of the song existed for a long time but we had never found a way to complete it until today. It's a ¾ song just as "Antigod" but it is more open and somehow more mellow. The lyrics are about connections between eternal feminine and nature.
In Gold we Trust
Money, material possessions and success this is the god's trinity to which most lives are sacrificed in the today's world. An up-tempo track with a bombastic chorus.
(roughly translate in English as Invincible Soul) is a word play with the Sol Invictus phrase used by the Romans. The song has been played on the latest European tour and it soon turned up to be one of the highlight of the set becoming a crowd anthem on the spot.
The Truth Is Marching on
The quest for ultimate truth could be a chimera, but it takes a ride on this road to make a man. Musically the song starts with a blast beat faster than anything S A M A E L ever played before - the tension is kept throughout the track and explodes again on few occasions.