Ever wanted to find out what inspired a particular song?
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 "Carpe Mortem".
It's our second album but first release in worldwide, so we're like a new-comer band for most of you. Carpe Mortem deals with life, but mostly deals with death in life. It's a melodic death metal album but contains different genres inside, we feel like we can get so many different people's attention by our songs.
But could you please start off by introducing the readers to Soul Sacrifice?
We're from Istanbul, Turkey. A strange country for a metal band! The band is 15 years (1997) old but 2003 is the year for the bands career to start with it's line-up, and 2005 is the year for the first release (Stranded Hate). We're a four piece band with two guitarist, a drummer and a bass and vocal. In 2012 we released our second one "Carpe Mortem", the album is mixed by Dan Swanö & out through Massacre Records.
And now onto "Carpe Mortem". track-by-track, what inspired you, what topics are you dealing with, what do what to express with this song etc.
Requiem is like hymn for the people who lived and died pointless in this life.
02. Bullet Proof
Humanity is going insane day by day. Do these all because of humans or all because of God!?
We all deal with life, pointless ... Comatose is the whole life, so many people living in this state, not knowing why they're on this planet?, personalities lost.
This deals with a broken friendship... it's hard to find a real friend in these days!
I always thought this is a song about one's in prison or one's in prisonment. It must be hard and we sure they're missing their life, so Keske means "if only..." as their words.
06. Fly Forever
This is a cover of the most well-known Turkish metal act The Pentagram (Mezarkabul). They wrote the song after the loss of their guitarist in the army. It's about death and losing a friend.
07. Killing For Society
People did assasinations, killings, bombings to glorify their nations or races. They believe, they are killing for the good of their societies. We still can't figure it out!
08. Torture My Soul
When you turned and looked at your life ... What did you see?
09. Carpe Mortem
World seems like a one big funeral!
10. Sarcastic Existence
It'a about a dreamstate and it's effects onto life ... Sometimes we can not be sure ... is it a dream or not.
Whatever your life is good or not, in a time you'll get the feeling of leaving everything and gone away.
Seven years has passed since your debut release. It has been a long wait for us to hear your second contribution to the melodeath scene, what happened?
It's hard to made a good recording in our country and you're nearly all alone (no record label, no management ...) so we have to take care of our work by ourselves. We have dealt with so many problems (both technically and financial) but finally made it. After finishing the recording we got the deals with the labels. I hope we're going to be more relaxed in next recording.
Any specific bands, which have influenced your way of music?
It's a hard question, because we're into so many genres and listening to so much stuff. We're into our cultural music, modern metal bands, old death metal bands & rock legends at the same time. The list goes on...
Tell us a bit about the artwork - who made it etc. and how important do you feel it is to have a cool artwork?
It's done by our long time friend Hakan Isik (hakanisik.com). He's living in New York and we like his work so much. Artwork is important for me, because I'm not coming from the digital world. I still like to get the hard copy, smell the booklet and look over the artwork when listening to the music. If it fits the music at that moment, it's the best for me.
Any last words you want to round this interview off with?
We're very happy and excited to meet each one of you, as we mentioned before it's like a new world for us. I hope you'll like our music and we can get together more often. I'm writing these words just before the start of our first European tour in September, so I hope we can get as many people as possible to come hear us. It's always important for us hearing your ideas about our music, so see you soon...
Tommy Skøtt, September 2012