Friday, 26 July 2013

Necrocurse - Grip of the Dead

NECROCURSE - Grip of the Dead (PULVERIZED - CD 2013)
To be honest I wasn’t really bothering myself about Necrocurse at the time, when they’ve been releasing their first couple of 7”EPs, I kind of just wasn’t interested… Or I was, but I didn’t have time and money to buy any of these EPs, as there were some other recordings of other bands, which I focused on instead. But later on I decided to buy “Shape of Death” CD, which is a short compilation of the songs from two EPs of Necrocurse, and well, along with really cool small shape disc I got a really killer thrashing death / black metal and became truly possessed by the music of this Swedish horde. I started to regret that I didn’t buy those 7”EPs at the time when they were easily available, but well, I cannot change the past now and besides, at least I have “Shape of Death”. Meanwhile 2013 brought us a debut full length album of Necrocurse titled “Grip of the Dead” and I can say that this truly is one of the most awesome CDs, which I have bought this year. First of all the graphics and whole look of the digipack is simply astonishing! The quality and colouring is just amazing, with the yellow / gold colour, which really shines and with many killer band photos in the booklet and some other stuff… definitely Pulverized Records did excellent job, when designing and releasing this album. I think I can say that for sure it is one of the best looking digipacks, which I have in my collection. I actually wanted to get the vinyl version of “Grip of the Dead” (100 copies came with saw-shaped slipmat – what a killer idea!!!), but I wasn’t lucky to get it, but I don’t regret now as that digipack is also really, really nice.
But as the saying says “don’t judge the book by its cover” – not always a killer artwork equals killer music and vice versa, right? But in case of Necrocurse I was already sure that the music will bring something remarkable and now, after listening to “Grip of the Dead” about two dozens of times I can only repeat that – Necrocurse shreds! And I can assure you that if you felt frenzy and erection when listening to some of the recent (already classic!) releases such as “Sleepers In the Rift” (Morbus Chron), “In Putrescence” (Stench), “Horror” (Tribulation) or “Deceased to Exist” (Maim) and obviously if you’re also a huge maniac of the Entombed / Dismember / Merciless / Nifelheim / Necrophobic cult, then “Grip of the Dead” is a must have for you. This Swedish troop of death joins the old school styles of death and thrash in excellent, fresh and powerful way and damn, it is just a precious thing to get something so energetic, rotten and lethal. Necrocurse I think sounds like a mixture of old German thrash metal with a huge dose of the classic Swedish death metal, what is especially audible in many harmonious parts, which are spread over the whole album. Sometimes those melodies really reminds me what Necrophobic has been doing on their recent LPs, another time it is just a classic Dismember riff, but played maybe in more archaic way… I don’t know how to describe it, anyway if you’ve listened to Morbus Chron LPs, then I can assure you that the feeling of the music on “Grip of the Dead” is very similar, but maybe the whole album is better written and more straight forward, even more traditional and thrashing.
The best thing about “Grip of the Dead” is the fact that the riffs, which fill the album, are just so damn beautiful and possessing. They infect my mind every time I listen to them and it is almost impossible to resist them and just to sit on the chair and scratch your ass. You must do something – bang your head, throw your fist, scream the chorus parts… do whatever, but the energy of this music will certainly fill your body and demand some reaction. In example that awesome song called “The Devil Cobra” – it is really, really fantastic and memorable tune, with the archaic riffs, which sound so damn excellent that every time I hear it I just scream “the devil cobra!!!!!!!”. And I don’t care if my wife looks at me like I was insane… and trust me, I feel like insane, when listening to this album. “The Devil Cobra” is one song, but the whole tracklist is filled with more possible classics: “Necrocurse”, “Ripping Darkness (the Destroyer)”, “Grip of the Dead”, “Morbid Maniacs” – all these songs will hook you up and rip the guts out without any mercy. For sure I can say that Necrocurse done an album, which I hoped Merciless will finally do. More so, the atmosphere of this music is just perfect – dark, thrilling, obscure and morbid, sometimes it just sounds like a sort of horror soundtrack… perfect. And the production is spotless; especially the guitar tone is just fantastic. I have nothing more to say and desire… I am dead. Recommended!!!!!
Oh, sorry, before I finish… I must add that when I was buying “Shape of Death” CD I didn’t have a clue who plays in Necrocurse. Obviously now I know that the line up consists of individuals from such bands as Runemagick, Sacramentum, Masticator… and the vocals are handled by no one else, but Necrobutcher from the mighty Nifelheim. Can that be enough to get you into this album? Whoever plays in Necrocurse the most important is the fact that the music slays. Death metal rebels!
Standout tracks: “Necrocurse”, “The Devil Cobra”, “Ripping Darkness (the Destroyer)”, “Grip of the Dead”, “Morbid Maniacs”
Final rate: 90/100

Paroxsihzem - Paroxsihzem

Paroxsihzem… damn, I try and try, but I just couldn’t pronounce this word at all. My tongue keeps breaking somewhere at the letters “hz-em”… Damn Canadians nowadays really like to play with us, creating such unbelievably unique and difficult band names like Mitochondrion and Antediluvian. But definitely so far Paroxsihzem (this name comes from the word paroxysm - a sudden recurrence or attack of a disease; a sudden worsening of symptoms) is the worst (still better than the name of Mexican Paracoccidioidomicosisproctitissarcomucosis hehehe!). Anyway, Paroxsihzem from Canada started with a couple of demos, then sold their souls to Dark Descent Records and “Paroxsihzem” is their debut full length. What I have here though is actually the freshly released vinyl version of this album, which Polish Hellthrasher Productions unleashed in June. And well, speaking of the quality of this vinyl I can only praise the label for doing a killer work. Great quality, superb gatefold, amazing graphics and layout and the limited to 100 copies killer blue splatter vinyl… can you desire anything more? Well, for sure it would be nice if the music was also such awesome. In case of “Paroxsihzem” I can say that I quite like the music, but at the same time I expected something more crushing and in result I feel not 100% impressed as I wished.
The main problem with “Paroxsihzem”, which I have, lies in the production of this album. It just gives me a small headache, as I think it really was fucked up. The whole sound is muddy and chaotic, which itself may not really be the problem, but I am talking about the guitars, which have some sort of reverb, which pisses me off, really. It almost sounds like the band was playing inside of the huge chamber or cathedral and the sound was echoing within these walls, bouncing off them and coming back to you like an echo… Sorry, but it really doesn’t sound right to me and only disturbs, creates more confusion and chaos than it underlines the atmosphere of the music. It could have been done better definitely, especially as the guitar tone on its own is fine and fits the style of music, which Paroxsihzem performs, perfectly. I usually try not to moan much about the production values, unless they’re really terrible, and in case of “Paroxsihzem” it is not terrible, just disappointing, as if the album didn’t have that reverb it would sound just better. Hmm, maybe it is just a matter of taste… find out yourself what do you think about it. I feel like it was destroying the experience of listening to the music.
From the strictly musical point of view Paroxsihzem performs an utterly massive, dark, morbid and gloomy death metal… very much influenced by the cult of Incantation, but the band is also quite often compared to the two Canadian bands, which I already mentioned before - Mitochondrion and Antediluvian, as well as to Portal. I think that all these comparisons are quite right; all bands have a lot in common and all create that gloomy, obscure, ghoulish atmosphere in their totally brutal and filthy music. When I listen to “Paroxsihzem” the music really creates almost a claustrophobic and suffocating feeling, like the walls of a tomb or coffin were just getting closer and closer as you’re slowly running out of the air. These riffs are just damn heavy and massive, whether the band plays some doomy, creepy parts or fastens the music in some truly insane, bestial and evil songs… Sadly that wall of sound makes a chaotic feeling, with some rather unreadable riffs and more so, sometimes I almost couldn’t hear the drums, especially the snare drum. Luckily at least the deep, ghoulish growling of Krag, similar to Craig Pillard’s, is well audible.
But I keep listening to “Paroxsihzem” and I somehow couldn’t 100% convince myself to it. Hmm, the problem is that – maybe due to that muddy production and reverb – after listening to the album few times I still couldn’t remember the songs or particular riffs, the music is quite chaotic and it just isn’t able to fully capture my attention and excite me, as much as I would like it to. I keep blaming the production for it, but probably the songwriting on “Paroxsihzem” also isn’t the most thrilling and impressive; it is slid and all right, but nothing more to that and for sure it doesn’t match the quality of bands like Disma, Ingnivomous, Father Befouled, etc. I praise the band for ability to create great sick, dark and morbid atmosphere, for that asphyxiating feeling, but I just think that the whole music lacks some spark, which would ablaze the fuckin place in second. So, the album is only decent, but not quite as thrilling yet. At least I cannot say that Paroxsihzem is any better than the bands, which I mentioned in this review. But for sure if you’re into this sick music then “Paroxsihzem” may be a good offer for you – it will drain into your brain until you feel pain and discomfort. In this case I recommend you getting the vinyl, as it is just perfectly released.
Standout tracks: sorry, I just couldn’t mention one; none of them really stayed in my mind for longer
Final rate: difficult, but I give it 70/100

Thursday, 25 July 2013

Rottrevore - suplement

I usually don't do advertisement on my blog, but in this case I need to, as sort of suplement for my article about Rottrevore. The dark forces have heard my wish and found a label, which will release "Blind Sided Attack" - it will be XTREEM Music from Spain, great label definitely and one which delivers some killer albums... They'll release a CD and LP version under the new title "Hung by the Eyesockets". Here is what the label says about this release:
Although the long awaited comeback EP of US heaviest Death Metal legends ROTTREVORE was recorded back in March 2011 and planned for a summer release through Xtreem Music, the fact is that several problems made it impossible until now. However, the band already made available for listening these tracks on their website, getting an astonishing reaction from fans worldwide.
It is now, in August 2013, when this 3-song EP titled "Hung by the Eyesockets", recorded & produced by Erik Rutan at Mana Recording Studio in Florida, will see the light on CD format, being followed, a couple of months later, by a very special vinyl version.
One of these problems that delayed this release was the cover artwork and after trying three artists, the band decided to use the skills of Juanjo Castellano who again proved to be one of the most renowned artists in extreme Metal, creating another sick piece of art.
Originally entitled "Blind Sided attack", this EP changed its name for "Hung by the Eyesockets", so for those who might think this is a different release, don't worry it's the same one. This release will coincide with ROTTREVORE's very first and only European appearance ever at KillTown Deathfest in Denmark next 30th of August.

My review of the EP is already on the blog:
Here is the awesome artwork of the EP and a sample of one song! Will definitely try to get the LP version of it!

Monday, 22 July 2013

Decaying interview

DECAYING interview
If you read my blog carefully then you probably have seen my reviews of Decaying albums. They are enough to proof that I really like this Finnish band. I wanted to ask them some questions, so here’s what Matias had to say.

Hellzzz there! Nice to have an opportunity to ask you few questions. You must know that I am very pleased with the music Decaying has been releasing so far and especially the new album has been giving me a blast. Tell me what sort of feedback has it been receiving so far? And how was the work on this album like?
Hails! Well, the feedback has been great so far. Better than on our previous efforts for sure, and that's always a good sign. Also we have clearly gained lots of new listeners - so definitely there is an improvement on every aspect. The work on this album was again overwhelming. We recorded everything but drums by ourselves, and I handled also the mixing. Not an easy or quick job, trust me!

I do, I do… I noticed that comparing “The Last Days of War” to “Encirclement”, the new CD is about 20 minutes shorter. Why is that? Did you learn that the previous album was just too long or you actually planned from the beginning that “The Last Days…” will be a shorter material?
Obviously we got a clear response that "Encirclement" was too long to digest, especially on a one listen. Also we weren't 100% happy with couple of the songs on that album: those could have been just cut off to decrease minutes. Most of the material on that album is really good, and songs like "Conclusion" and "The Hell of Verdun" will be shortened a bit when played live... So yes, we wanted to make this a better listen in whole.

I guess the question about Decaying taking the influence from Asphyx, Bolt Thrower, Hail of Bullets, Pestilence and the likes will be asked repeatedly. But I must say that it surely feels like you’ve learned your lesson in the traditional death metal. Tell me what is death metal to you then? What sort of feeling, riffing and mood should this music bring according to you and what do you think of the more modern, ultra technical and fast kind of death metal, which I personally don’t dig too much, as it’s often just soulless music.
Yeah we are compared to these bands all the time. We have this certain vibe which is much akin to Bolt Thrower, and then many of our riffs sound like Asphyx and Death for instance. Because my higher vocal style sounds so much like Martin Van Drunen, we are very often compared to Hail Of Bullets. Now, that is understandable, but I seriously think our riffs and riff structures don’t have that much in common with theirs... It's kind of annoying at times when people blindly think we are a cover band of some sorts, you know... The aim is to make death metal we enjoy playing - our own original stuff - not just play a tribute to our favorite bands. There are lots of similarities, but what can one expect when we play old school death metal? Then there is that lyrics thing, but come on ... Wars and history in particular are way more interesting than singing about Satan or slaughter. That's how I see it at the moment at least. :)
When there is a faster riff - we are looking for this aggressive, entertaining aspect of death metal, which makes the genre so great. With slower stuff there is that certain heaviness, and with lyrics combined I'm trying to get people to think about the themes involved and get the "right feeling" to it. When it comes to most of our songs - there is always variation. Maybe it's somehow similar to movies: sometimes the action fires on all cylinders, and then there has to be a calmer part to compensate. A very hard question to answer! Anyway on "The Last Days of War" I wanted to give a right feeling for the lyrics & riffs together, and in my opinion I did OK. 
Straight answer: I don't listen to modern death metal at all. Old school all the way, because it's way better. This newer technical bullshit sounds more like circus music to me.

I wonder whether any of the musicians from the bands I mentioned above have heard Decaying and spoke to you about it? For instance I really wonder what Martin van Drunen would say if he heard some of the vocals on your album… He would probably think: “damn, I can’t remember recording these…” hehe. I know you met him at the Hammer Open Air, how was that? And who actually is responsible for those drunenhowlings?
Of course I don't know who all have heard our stuff - but Alwin Zuur from Asphyx contacted us over a year ago, and really enjoyed our single song "Operation Citadel" back then. I met Martin at Hammer Open Air 2012. I had a "few" beers prior to that, but I recall we spoke about half an hour with him. The subjects were mainly about Winter War and this Finnish drink called "Lonkero" or "Long Drink" (which has gin and grapefruit soda combined), hehe... I'm not sure if he knows about Decaying, but I remember saying that we had "Encirclement" out. :)
And to clear any confusion - all the vocals
on Decaying albums are done by myself! These higher growls weren't the intention at the first place, but I got lucky to discover them out...

He, you definitely should be very happy about that! What did ignite the interest in the World Wars in you? How has this happened and what exactly is so intriguing in this stage of history for you? Personally I feel quite intrigued when thinking what pushed the people in Germany to do some of these horrid things, and also to push the whole nation into this racial hatred. It is something very interesting, this sort of mass national madness. Also, I often think what the soldiers and guards in death camps have thought when murdering and humiliating the Jews or Poles… I mean they were often fathers, but it didn’t stop them from doing these things.
I have always been interested in war history. I don't know the actual reason... Music has nothing to do with my interest in those subjects - basically I'm just combining two interests together in a kind of natural way. I'm not a strict WW2 fanatic, but obviously that war has been so well documented and written about, so it's easier to cover. Without a doubt most intriguing things are about Germany and Japan, what were the reasons they did such things, both in war and the atrocities, and why it all went so wrong... All in all this is a really hard question to answer properly.

I remember the movie called “Fatherland”, which scenery was in alternative future, in which the Germans won the IIWW. How, do you think, our world would look like, if this actually happened… let’s think… Hitler manages to ally with the Brits and together they fight the Soviets… hmm, Poland wouldn’t probably exist, but how would the Europe look like?
Yeah I know that movie. Surely it would be vastly different... But it has to be kept in mind that like Soviet Union did in early 1990's - Third Reich wouldn't have lasted for very long even if they had won the war. On top of everything, their economy would have been in a great trouble after the war. This "Great Germany" would have been a very unstable police state with a crumbling economy, only to be fed by another war. Maybe even more fascinating for me is to think about if Imperial Japan had been on the winning side, and crushed the US military...
Anyway, Hitler wouldn't have lived very long after the war, he was in a pretty poor state already in couple of years to the conflict... but for sure he had some megalomaniac and more or less insane visions to accomplish. One can think about what would have happened. After 1943 it all start going so wrong for Germany - and actually in as early as The Battle of Britain - the Nazi Germany's war effort started deteriorating.

Which events of the both world wars are your favourite? Usually everyone would mention the D-day, maybe because “Saving Private Ryan” and then the Medal of Honor game made it so popular. Which are your favourite books, movies about it? Do you like “Bond of Brothers” and “Pacific” TV series for instance? What about “Der Untergang”, great German movie?
Well, honestly I haven't discovered everything yet. There are so many events... To give an example - so far I've read mostly about Verdun, Somme, Passchendaele, Gallipoli and the overall things of WW1. As one can guess, I know more about WW2. I think Antony Beevor makes great history books of the Second World War, I actually just finished reading "Normandy 1944". It's really hard to name just some events - but right know I'm very interested in the Pacific War. Also the Korean War has caught my attention lately.
I have seen those series, they're great. "Der Untergang" is one of the best war movies ever. Some other good more recent movies that come to my mind now are "Letters From Iwo Jima" and "Brotherhood Of War".

I have an impression like some European countries try to cover their IIWW history in silence, they don’t want to admit that they supported the Nazis in this or another way, they just try to forget or erase this part of their history. How is this in Finland? You allied with the Germans against the Soviets. Does being a part of Axis Powers is something people still discuss in Finland?
Yes, that's a popular thing to do nowadays. Also on many occasions the truth has been hidden and even covered with some ridiculous propaganda. It seems that Axis Powers need to be shown as total evil states, and all of the war crimes committed by the Allied (especially the Soviet Union) are secretly hidden. It is really annoying. Most of the people don't want to see through it, and just ignore the facts. Because then all might just look better.
Here in Finland people like to think that we weren't actually "allied" with Germany. We were co-operating because we required help to fight against the Soviets and keep the nation independent. Obviously we WERE part of the Axis Powers, regardless we liked it or not. But the fact is that after the Continuation War in 1944 we turned our backs to the Germans and fought against them in Lapland. Stabbed them in the back so to speak. I've heard nobody here complaining about what we did in WW2 - because we did kind of well, you know. Also in Russia their people didn't get to know what really happened here... :) 

Well yeah, in Russia they only say how brave and good their soldiers were, but probably no one will speak and remind what these “war heroes” have been doing with civil people they met on their campaign to Berlin, especially mentioning all the rapes of Polish and German women is something they cleverly hide. Here I recommend excellent book by Antony Beever you mentioned above – “Berlin 1945”; really great stuff.
Now a tricky question, but what do you think about doing an album about talvisota – the Winter War?
I've given it a little thought. We have two songs telling about the Winter War already: "On The Path of Subjugation" on “Encirclement”, and "Conditions Futile" on an upcoming compilation album. The problem is that we fought literally in forests, so it's kind of hard to make varying lyrics for a full-length. I need to get a couple of history books and read about the subject more before proceeding to make anything bigger out of it! 

Why do you think the theme of the IIWW has been fitted into the death, black and even heavy metal so well? What’s so special about this period of the history that it keeps influencing so many bands to use it as a special theme in the texts for their albums? How did you come up with this idea? Was it just an influence from Hail of Bullets, Bolt Thrower and such or something more than just that?
Metal music has this certain aggression to it, so that's probably the reason why war themes go well along with it. For me Hail Of Bullets or Bolt Thrower weren't the inspirations to tell about war. Even before I started playing any instrument I enjoyed reading about history and watching documents. It's of course easy to see us as some kind of copycat / tribute act, and it's kind of frustrating to argue about. It has been done before, so it is what it is. I just happen to enjoy old school death metal, and my interest in war history just fits with the material! So should I just write half-assed lyrics of something else that I'm not interested in, just to avoid getting compared to bands like to HOB and BT? The answer is no.

Good answer, especially as what you do is just killer; I like both your music and the lyrics A LOT!
Three full length albums within less than three years… well, your head must be exploding with ideas, but why such a rush? Does that mean that the fourth CD will be out next year hehe? And also, I wonder how do you personally value the evolution Decaying went through since its inception up to the grand “The Last Days of War”?
Our first album, “Devastate”, was a demo compilation - we didn't actually record anything new on that one. But yeah, it's still three albums in three years (or actually 2 years when looking at the release dates). That's fast, I know. And it surely feels like it! I'm really busy all the time, having very little rest with these music things. When new, proper ideas pop out, I want to get them released asap, so maybe that is the "problem".
In my opinion the music has evolved with every release. I feel like we are getting better and better. There is no estimate when we have our next release out. First and foremost the material has to be top notch and the budget in order. Also
we can finally start doing shows soon, so having a rapid pace with rehearsals will greatly affect the speed of composing..

I understand that so far you’ve been the main composer of the music for all Decaying album. Can you describe how does the songwriting process look like? Do you just come up with several riffs, record them on computer and then think if you can use them into a song or the whole process is more spontaneous? What about the rest of the band? What’s their contribution into your music?
Yes, I'm the main composer and lyricist. There are only couple of other songs (appearing on “Encirclement” and “The Last Days of War”) which have been partly or fully composed by our guitarist Henri. For Decaying both Henri and I do it the same way. Basically we figure out the riffs and song structures at home. The riffs are written down and/or recorded, and laid in a proper song structure. We then use a drum machine to show the stuff to our drummer Benjam - who of course makes them his own and adds this and that. Decaying has been a full band less than a year (bassist Sebastian joined us late 2012). When we started the band with Otu (ex-guitarist), it was just a two-man project without a rehearsal place. So things have definitely changed a bit.
“The Last Days of War” was fully composed (excluding "Preparation") during the weekends of the first half of 2012. I was going through military conscription here in Finland, and was home only on weekends. So I did it all on my computer. And always in hangover, by the way. It was kind of cruel, hehe.

Yeah, we’re all OBSESSED BY CRUELTY!
In my opinion production and songwriting have improved colossally! I almost cannot believe that it (“The Last Days of War”) hasn’t been recorded in any of the famous studios, but is a home recording. Tell me how have you achieved this and is the sound exactly which you wanted to have? What other productions has been an influence for you, when obtaining this sound?
Thanks for the compliments! Yes, everything else was done with home / rehearsal equipment except the drum tracks, which were recorded at D-Studio. It required lots of hard work and figuring out the time table by ourselves. Also it caused lots of stress, because I had to go to the school at the same time.
Basically it all comes down to the motivation and ability to do this kind of stuff. There has to be some background before mixing or producing an album. I think the result is nice. It's not perfect, but sounds old school to the bone. There aren't many things I would want to sound different.
Well, so many influences... I wanted it to sound as natural & raw as possible, have this heavy metallish vibe, and on top of that some traditional doom mixed in. And mainly it had to sound like a death metal album. No overcompression or overproduction ! Crank up the volume and enjoy the beating!!

So far you keep releasing your music through Hellthrasher Productions, which is a great label, in my opinion, so I guess you must feel quite happy with the work they do for Decaying. I wonder what sort of contract do you have: is it a verbal agreement or a document signed with blood in the fullmoon night, at the cemetery hehe? No, seriously, what do you think of Hellthrasher and their work, their releases… and what do you think of Poland, mate? Mind your words here, as I’m Polish also hehe!
Hellthrasher found us out somehow in early 2011. I have no clue whatsoever how they managed to do that. I had uploaded some songs to Youtube and Myspace though... From the early on it has been a very smooth experience. We have only spoken through internet, so you could call it a verbal agreement, but in this scene good labels can be trusted! "Devastate" was their first release actually as a label I think, and they have grown A LOT lately. I don't like all of the releases, but most of them are quite good - like Resurgency and Escarnium. Will see what happens in the future...
I haven't visited Poland yet, but would love to. You seem to have a strong underground metal scene over there as well. Also some very interesting historical sites to visit for sure.

Start with Malbork (the greatest Teutonic castle!), then visit Wolfschanze, Auschwitz and so many more!
OK, I have two more questions to ask and we’ll finish this interview… First one is more relaxed. I just wanna ask you about the Finnish death metal scene, especially the one from the early 90’s. What do you think about it and the death metal bands from that time? Personally I think that the scene was very strong, but what I don’t like is the fact that most of the bands have changed their style drastically after only one album, just to mention Xysma, Disgrace and Convulse. What do you think about these changes? Which are your favourite Finnish death metal releases? What do you think about bands like Vomiturition and Purtenance?
Yeah, there were many good bands, like those you mentioned. Perhaps the first album(s) from Sentenced and Amorphis work the best for me. But I'm not too overly enthusiastic about the scene. There is no nostalgia factor to me either. But good stuff anyways! It's unfortunate that many of the bands turned to more or less shitty, and broke up. Now it's the time for reunions, it seems. Convulse for example is doing pretty good nowadays. Maybe the favorite CD would be Amorphis' "Tales From The Thousand Lakes".

And finally this is my last questions, very typical one to finish the interview… and it is about the future plans of Decaying! Thanks for your time and your answers, all the best!
It's finally time for shows later this year, here in Finland and abroad. That's the plan. Now we're aiming to rehearse the material properly. I have also currently some work going on with my other band "Altar Of Betelgeuze" - debut full-length coming later this year via Memento Mori Records. Job & two bands combined mean a very busy summer for me. 
Also new material is slowly forming up for Decaying...
Lot's of stuff in this interview, so cheers and hails!

My pleasure, I am happy to have Decaying here in this blog! All the best!