is not that much well known in the underground scene, even though they've
a real potential if you're into Swedish Black/Death Metal sound such as
Sacramentum, Dissection melted with Sorhin ideas. Their first album "Death
Redemption" was a worth step in the land of orthodox Black Metal with
a very personal issue. Read on Daniel (vox, guitar and bass) wise answers
and watch for their next
first of all what kind of release will you play to answer this bloody interview
Hails! I’m listening to Noenum’s “Black Esoteric Evangelium” MLP right now. Not sure what will be on after that.
Could you briefly introduce your band
? Why did you create EXCESSUM ? How did you come with a latin word ?
You wrote me that you were not really
interested in answering an int' that will feature on a web site, you preferred
real fanzine. Could you explain your feeling toward fanzine and what is
your regard on e-zines ? Do you think that e-zines are useless ? What
are your favourite fanzines up to now ?
Did you notice there's a Excessum band
that comes from Israel and plays a kind of Thrash Death Metal ?
Would you agree to say that EXCESSUM
is in the same vein than Sorhin, Sacramentum and co., I mean in the melodic
side of Dark/Black Metal ?
Your music is not that much easy to
describe as it's not typical B.M in the way we're in used to listen to,
it's not D.M. There's a dark and untamed side in EXCESSUM that brings
originality in your compositions, do you agree with me ?
Could you explain a bit the concept
behind "Death Redemption" album ? What do you mean exactly with
such a title ? How do you see your own death ?
What does death represent to you, do
you fear the end of your life? Do you consider life as an experience in
which you get wiser every day ? What does disgust you the most in the
modern society ?
"Death Redemption" has been
recorded at Necromorbus's Studio, where so many other orthodox B.M releases
come from. How was your work over there ? I feel like there's the same
syndrome with this studio there was with Tätgreen studio some years
ago. I mean every bands wanted their album to be recorded at the same
place, so the result was that all albums sounded alike. Don't you think
that it's a bit the same with Necromorbus's Studio ?
There's a huge reverb on the vocals
so that I feel like they stand against the other instruments, according
to me the vocals are not enough close to the instruments, do you agree
with me ?
I notice all the lyrics from "Death
Redemption" are written by D. Contagion, so isn't Erik interested
in lyrics and only focuses on his guitar parts ?
The web site informs about new tunes
to come, could you describe them a bit ? Where will you release them and
how will they sound ?
You were part of Blut, that is a NS
B.M band, are you still involved in ? What is your regard on politic in
B.M ? Don't you think that Satanism and politics are two different topics
that can't match to each other ? Playing B.M music doesn't prevent from
politic ideas, but they're far away from common B.M concept…
According to you, which are the bands
that represent the best the B.M concept excluding Mayhem and Darkrthone
? Is there an ignored band from Sweden that really deserves support in
these days ?
Are you attracted by the exotic Metal
scene such as the 80s Brazilian one with bands such as Sex Thrash, Chakal,
Vulcano, Mutilator or the 80's Eastern one with Törr, Root, Tudor,
I sometimes feel like the 80's bands
were much more evil and mad than in new "most aggressive" bands
labels can promote. Slayer, Sodom, Possessed, Venom, early Metallica were
much more devastating in their early days than for instance, they were
bands only die hard fans knew in opposition to Waitan, Krieg, or Deathspell
Omega are today if you see what I mean….
is your regard on the early Swedish Black/Death Metal scene that is older
than you with bands such as Pagan Rites, Nifelheim, Urn, Unpure ?
Nifelheim is one of my favourite Swedish bands, and there were a lot of other good bands around at the time as well. As being of the “third wave of Black Metal”, most other bands are actually older than us. Sweden has always been pretty good in this genre I think, or at least there have been some really great bands coming from here.
Black Metal is supposed to be evil,
but what is evilness to you ? Is it about crushing any face you can meet
in a street and acting through destructive acts, or just in the attitude
in the everyday life ?
I saw that Messiah Marcollin has yet
left Candlemass again, I noticed this band has a very big influence in
the Swedish Metal scene and is extremely respected in you country, am
I right and how does it come ?
Sweden is the land of many Metal combos
from the most extreme B.M band to the shittiest Gothenburg melodic crap,
there're thousands of Metal bands all over your country in comparison
to the number of inhabitant. How do you explain this ? I'm pretty sure
there're more bands in Sweden than in Germany for instance….
Thanks a lot for your time and answers,
close this int' as you wish…