Interview with Acolytes of Moros
Tell us about your latest release: the main concept; what fans should expect; what were/are your goals with it:
Lyrically The Wellspring deals with a mixture of sorrow and spirituality, delivered with a heavy and mournful sound that might remind some people of Reverend Bizarre, Revelation and Burzum. Our goal with our debut album was to put a powerful mark on the Doom map, letting everyone know that Doom Metal isn’t dead and a new force has arisen from Sweden.
Did you have a specific sound in mind when you formed the band, or did that grow and evolve as you played together?
We had a very different sound when we formed the band, and the vision have been altered a bit but conceptwise we have been on the same road since the start, only the sound has evolved into something unexpected down the line. From the start we pretty much sounded like a Reverend Bizarre worship band, later on we decided to try to do a experimantal EP with more progressive influences and from there it goes, our EP Illusions of Progress opened a new gate for us!
How does your writing process normally work out?
The songs are usually made from seperate riffs that we come up with, and tries to put the puzzle together so to speak. Once we are satisifed with the riffs we bring the puzzle to the rehearsal place and tries to create a painting from the puzzle (metaphorically speaking). The lyrics are usually a completely seperate thing from the regular song-writing process.
What are your ambitions and how far do you want to push your band?
To the moon! No but we really want to create quality doom for doom metal fans. We create music that we enjoy listening to ourselves and as long as we enjoy this music, we will keep on creating it!
What are your influences/musical references and the impact those same influences had in your sound?
As stated in every interview or review; Reverend Bizarre, Revelation and Burzum. But we get inspired by a lot of bands. I have been dealing with Black Metal since I was a kid basically so it is natural for me to bring the cold erie black metal touches to the music. We have different backgrounds musically and when we put those differences together we create something unique I think.
What’s next for you?
We still await our slightly delayed split with the australian band Lucifer’s Fall. The split will be released on CD and will contain two Acolytes of Moros tracks never released before so, both songs are pretty old and might remind people more of our early era, and we are satisfied with the tracks nontheless!