In an interview on Blabbermouth, Behemoth frontman Nergal reiterated his previous stance that the current scene is weak sauce, excluding his band of course.
“Today’s extreme metal scene is all about making a lot of noise and just playing millions of riffs within one song, and I don’t really see the point in doing that,” says Nergal.
“You know what I mean? To me, it’s masturbation, it’s dull, it’s boring, it’s flat at the end of the day. When you listen to those kinds of records, it doesn’t [do anything for] me at all. I grew up listening to extreme metal bands like Slayer, even Blasphemy, the most extreme bands… or Mayhem… They would still make songs, you know what I mean?
“There was a place for a chorus, a place for verses, a lead… And we keep that formula going. Even though our music is different, we are in a different place, we still compose songs, and that’s what people dig after all. I mean, the things that have hooks and that are memorable, I’m not doing this to attract people, I’m doing it to attract myself, because I grew up that way, I was raised with that kind of music, and I appreciate it in other bands, so I definitely wanna do it the same in Behemoth.”
Behemoth’s newest album, The Satanist, is extreme and in stores now.
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