Beast from the millennium era – interview with Hydroxie
One thing that quickly grabbed my attention – vocals! Very aggressive and dramatic (“Im Sturm den Lugen”) and diversified. It was hard to get such result during the recordings? Everything sounds very natural to me.
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Absolutely no. I know many bands are using tons of scary effect stuff to blow up the vocals, but like you said we have tried to keep the vocals natural. We kept the effect-level on the vocals very low. So what you can finally listen is my real screaming voice with some hall and delay effects – that’s all. So in my mind to record harsh vocals isn’t a question of effect-plugins – the broken strings and deep wounds in life are the key.
One of your composition will be featured on the next Halotan sampler. What can you tell us about this song?
“Im Sturm der Lügen” is one of the most favourite songs of our fans. They loved it because the story behind of love, trust, lie and disappointment is something real. So I think the fans really appreciate that our lyrics are no fake-fatasy shit. So if you combined thatlyrics of real anger with the rough power of that axe of a song you will have a real hellectro bastard.
Your songs are in German. You prefer to sing and write lyrics in your mother tongue or in English?
To write and record the songs in German is one attribute to distinguish Hydroxie from Wynardtage. Also it’s easier for us release and describe our rage and to perform that songs live in concerts.
I would like to ask more directly about the lyrics of the song “Du Bist Kein Goth”. I guess that you try to tell, that the whole gothic imagery and subculture shouldn’t be taken too seriously. To whom do you address this song?
So we witness that there is a little war inside our scene here in Germany. So people tell to other other people they are not belong to the scene because of there look or music style. So we told us the question who or what is real goth(ic) and tried to reflect this with a little peace of humour on that track. The real messsage behind is – please stop that stupid discussions and keep our scene tolerant and alive.
And the last question: your new album is on the way. What should we expect?
Yes, we are working hard on our second album “Seelenkrank” which will be released in upcoming winter. The people can expect 10-12 brandnew songs full of anger and passion. And no worries – we will not make crazy or stupid things on that second record, we will just continue our path of true sadness and gloom.