| Ever wanted to find out what inspired a
Was it based on personal experience or simply passive observation?
What happened in the recording studio or on stage to make one song sound different from the rest?
These are just some of the question bands and musicians attempt to answer in Line 'em Up - the newest page of The Power Of Metal.Dk.
This is where your favourite bands comment on their albums, track by track, because as someone once said, “Ideas are the building blocks of ideas”.
Here’s a chance for you to tell our readers about your new album “2 Big 2 Fail”.
But could you
please start off by introducing the readers to
And now onto “2 Big 2 Fail”… track-by-track, what inspired you, and what do what to express with this song etc.
01. Save My Soul
M.E.: – XTC is our first video because the song combines all the Love.Might.Kill-trademarks that the people know from our debut album. Heavy guitars, catchy melodies and a soli bass/drums-groove. In the solo-part of this track we kind of introduce our new member Sascha Onnen as he plays the very first solo on the album followed by a twin guitar duel. The song is obviously about drug abuse.
03.Burn The Night
M.E.: – With Burn the night we show
our heavier side. The song features some fast
doublebass stuff with a really cool
guitar/keyboard-solo in the middle. It describes the
feeling when you go out on stage and feel the energy
from the people.
04. The One
M.E.: – The one is a really slow but heavy track in the tradition of Black Sabbath. It's about those people who try to find their big love via internet.
05. Restless Heart
M.E.: – Restless Heart was our first single. If I'd had to describe someone what Love.Might.Kill is about I would probably play him this track. The song has a strong groove combined with some cool guitar-riffs and very melodic vocal-lines.– .
M.E.: – A very personal song written by our guitar-player Stefan Ellerhorst. This is the only track written in triplets which adds a very cool note to the album.
07. The Great Escape
M.E.: – The “nice” intro of this track
leads you in a wrong direction. As soon as the
heavy-guitars start you know that this song makes no
prisoners. It's about businessmen who earn a lot of
money while they spent millions without taking care
of if it's right or not. They don't show any
responsibility for the things they're doing.
08. Too Big To Fail
M.E.: – The title track of our second
album is a kind of a ballad. I was never a big fan
of ballads because there's always a thin line
between a good ballad and a cheesy one. It's not so
easy to write cool ballads that's why I'm always
sceptic about that. But with Too big to fail we
wrote a really strong song that's not cheesy at all!
It's also very unusual to have a ballad as a title
track but I like those little strange things,
hahaha....the song is about us as a band. In the
beginning it all started without any intentions to
form a band and now...here we are with our second
09. We Fall
M.E.: – The second fast song on the
album combines some heavy guitars with real cool
melodies. This doublebass-track is a straight
forward metalsong and a cool contrast to the former
song Too big to fail.
10. The Big Screen Pleasure (and pain)
M.E.: – The big screen pleasure (and pain) is about those who spent their lifes sitting in front of a computer and playing games. They build their own universe while they're loosing the contact to the reality.
M.E.: – This song was written by our singer Jan Manenti. Jan has a real strong sense for cool melodies. He wrote the track before he joined Love.Might.Kill, so we just made a little change here and a little change there to make it LMK-compatible. – .
12. The Perfect
Tell us a bit about the artwork – who made it etc. and how important do you feel it is to have a cool artwork?
M.E.: – The artwork
was done by myself. It took a long time because
I'm not a pro in that but I had my concrete
ideas, so I worked until I was happy with the
result. The artwork is very important in my
opinion because it's the first impression you
get of a new album. The picture shows all these
bats that build our sign which is a kind of
symbol for what Love.Might.Kill is about. We
build this strong unit and together we're too
big to fail.
M.E.: – I'd like to
thank all our fans for their great support! I hope to
see you all on tour soon ;-)
Patrik Skoglund, November 2012