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Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Indoctrine Interview

1.For those that have never heard of you before can you tell us a little bit about the band?
Indoctrine is a metal band from Seinäjoki, Finland. Our music could be described as melodic death metal though our approach to the genre involves more black metal elements than most bands’ do. Indoctrine was founded in early 2012.

2.In 2013 you put out both a demo and ep, can you tell us a little bit more about the musical sound of both recordings and also how do they differ fromeach other?
Both of our albums were recorded at the same studio, so the recording process went down pretty much the same way. Between the two recordings, we acquired some new hardware and paid more attention to the sound in general, which can hopefully be heard in favor of ‘Unto the Fall’.

3.Can you tell us a little bit more about the lyrical topics the band explores with the music?
Most of our lyrical aspects are influenced by religions in general. Some have interpreted our lyrics as anti-religious or anti-christian, but I (Matti) consider my writings to be more criticizing than offending.

4.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Indoctrine'?
We wanted to come up with a name that appears suitable for our musical style, reflects our lyrical themes and first of all, points to our band when looked up in search engines. The name is supposed to mean anti-doctrine in some grammatically incorrect-ish way.

5.What are some of the best shows that the band has played so far and also how would you describe your stage performance?
All the shows have been great so far! But to mention a few: Bar15 in Seinäjoki, El Gringo in Vaasa, O’Hara’s in Tampere and Selviytyjät Private Metal Fest in Jalasjärvi.

6.Do you have any touring or show plans scheduled for the new year?
We have a couple of gigs coming up. The one that we are the most excited about is our performance on the 8th of February as a support act for Finntroll in Rytmikorjaamo, Seinäjoki. Also, we will pop in Hyvinkää on the 28th of February.

7.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of melodic death metal?
Actually,  we haven’t received much feedback from melo-death fans in particular. Now that you asked, I think we should find out their opinion! Feedback from reviewers has been mostly surprisingly positive.

8.According to the Metal Archives page some of the band members also participate in other musical projects, can you tell us a little bit more about them?
Juho and Anssi play in a death metal band called Defiled Icon which has been around since 2010 or so. Defiled Icon is mostly groovy / mid-tempo death metal. Despite the name, lyrics are in Finnish.
Juho is also a part of Deathkin, a black metal band located in Tampere. Since he’s been in the band for less than a year now, his contribution to the band’s compositions is yet unheard in current recordings. Deathkin is very dynamic black metal band as it’s music vary between fast, technical and atmospheric parts. The band has a bunch of new songs ready and is planning to enter the studio during this spring.
Tomi plays also in a band called Trespassenger which was founded back in 2000. They play modern metal seasoned with alternative rock and grunge.

9.When can we expect a full length and what direction will it be taking music wise?
Most likely we will keep pretty much same direction we have on Unto the Fall. From the beginning our mission has been to make music that merges melodic death metal into black and thrash metal in a melodic way. We think we succeeded doing that on Unto the Fall.

10.What are some bands or musical styles that have had an influence on your music and also what are you listening to nowadays?
Matti: I myself have always been a fan of good old swedish melodeath: At the Gates, Dark Tranquillity, you name it!
Juho: I would say bands like At the Gates, Primordial, Exodus, The Haunted and Dark Funeral have had some sort of an influence in my compositions.

11.Do you have any non musical interests?
As in hobbies other than music? If so, our group in general has interests towards photography and video games for instance.

12.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?
Everyone reading this: follow our Facebook page, listen to us on Bandcamp, look up our videos on YouTube and vote us to play in SteelFest 2014 (the button saying ‘Äänestä tätä’ meaning ‘Vote this’):
Greetings, Anssi/ Indoctrine


Thursday, January 16, 2014

Indoctrine/Unto This Fall/Inverse Records/2014 EP Review

  Indoctrine  are  a  band  from  Finland  that  plays  a  very  melodic  form  of  blackened  death  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2014  ep  "Unto  This  Fall"  which  was  released  by  Inverse  Records.

  The ep  begins  with  an  intro  which  utilizes  acoustic  guitars  along  with  a  dark  atmosphere  and  melodic  guitars  which  leads  to  a  mixture  of  melodic  and  black  metal  vocals  and  on  the  nest  song  the  music  goes  into  a  more  melodic  death  metal  direction  along  with  a  mixture  of  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  as  well  as  death  metal  style  screams  and  after  awhile  solos  and  blast  beats  are  added  into  the  music.

  As  the  ep  progresses  you  can  hear  traces  of  melodic  Swedish  black  metal  being  mixed  in  with  the  death  metal  sound  as  well  as  bringing  in  a  small  amount  of  spoken  word  parts  and  you  can  also  hear  traces  of  traditional  metal  being  utilized  in  the  solos  and  leads.

  On  these  5  songs  and  intro  that  are  displayed  on  this  ep  Indoctrine  take  a  melodic  style  of  death  metal  and  bring  in  black  metal  influences  as  well  as  a  great  amount  of  heaviness  to  their  music  and  while this  is  not  something  very  original  this  band  do  play  some  great  quality  melodic  death  metal.    

  Song  lyrics  cover  dark  and  philosophical  themes,  while  the  production  has  a  very  strong,  powerful,  heavy  and  professional  sound  where  you  can  hear  all  of  the  musical  instruments  that  are  present  on  this  recording.

  In  my  opinion  Indoctrine  are  a  very  decent sounding  melodic  blackened  death  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  ep.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Undying"  and  "Synthetic  Existence".  7/8  out  of  10.