Enforcer Posts Second Track-By-Track Breakdown For "Diamonds"
Swedish heavy metal band Enforcer is preparing for the release of the new album "Diamonds," on May 24th in Europe through Earache Records and in the rest of the world on May 25th through Heavy Artillery Records. Front man Olof Wikstrand has now issued the following track-by-track break down of the second half of the album:
"Diamonds: I think it's really important to be consistent with some things and to open the B-side with an instrumental track is one of those things I want to make a trademark. It's built on two parts where we stole the last part from a song that Joseph had in a completely different band years ago. We knew we wanted to use that somewhere on the record. We sat down one day and just decided to make it a song. So we begun with a riff that I intended to use to another part, and we just jammed up the rest to the first part. Cool and spontaneously. The vocals in the end of the song are sang by a friend to us from a local rock band in Stockholm called The Vanjas.
"Live for the Night: Live for the Night is without doubt the fastest song on the album and pretty much a leftover from 'Into the Night'. Even though it's a great song, I figured that it wasn't gonna make it to the 'Into the Night' album as a whole back then so I saved it for later. I also wanted to put the fastest song after the instrumental to keep up that consistency also on this album. The lyrics are about a dark demon that comes up from hell to destroy your life!"
"Nightmares: A pretty fast one that Joseph surprisingly came up with last summer with lyrics and everything. Starts off with a fast riff that goes into a somewhat melodic chorus and then into a break of two different vocal parts and a hell of a solo duel between Joseph and Adam. I hadn't been singing it when we rehearsed and since Joseph had been singing this for himself, we had to rewrite all the vocal lines in the studio. That took us a while. It's probably the hardest song for me to sing, and I still don't have a clue how I will make it live."
"Walk With Me: This is also a song completely done by Adam that I have to admit that I didn't see the potential in it when we first started to rehearse and record it. But one morning in the studio Adam and Rikard pushed me really hard in the vocal booth to something I couldn't see and PAW! We suddenly had the greatest chorus ever! In a morning we had turned an average song to the biggest hit on the record. I love the chorus and the break after the solos. The lyrics here are inspired by the television series Twin Peaks.
"Take Me to Hell: The closer of the album. This is the newest song on the record, and my original thought was actually to have it open up the third album. But we had to pull off another song in the last minute that just didn't make it, so suddenly we had a spot over. The song is a big punch in your face and has probably the most direct chorus you can think of. The message of the song is easy. It's a big fuck off to heavens and a call to consecrate your soul to the devil."
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