Elliot - Beneath The Massacre
Beneath The Massacre have just released their latest soul piercing core, all- encompassing dirge - Dystopia. As I was selected to write an article for them for the forthcoming issue of BW&BK #113, I spoke with growl hound Elliot Desgagnés about the lyrical themes and band history. Enjoy our philosophizing and the mechanics of dysfunction, as evidence of inequity.
MettleAngel: Hey Brother, you are a difficult person to reach. We've been playing phone tag for over a week.
MettleAngel: No worries, as our time is short, let's proceed. Tell me about the conceptual themes with Dystopia.
MettleAngel: Like the Clive Owen movie - "Children Of Men"?
MettleAngel: So that which George Orwell and Aldous Huxley advocate, you now believe is a future reality?
MettleAngel: You are referring to our consumerism on a mass scale. This spend, spend, spend, conspiscuous consumption mentality is why in America, there is a supposed economic crisis. The "Bigger, Better, More" false belief in superiority, and the illusion of need has led the world into utter disunity. Even with the current campaigning for our next president, it's all mudslingling. Why can't the Republicans tell us why McCain is worthy; instead of why Obama is not?
MettleAngel: You are giving the reader and listener avid food for thought, that he may open his eyes, and observe the world around him. That what we resists, persists. All life is based on functionality, adaptability, and sustainability. Our twisted beliefs, and codes of morality will be our undoing. We have polluted the system of justice, which should be about adjusting rights. Our belief in ownership is why America is so arrogant in world politics. We claim we are being attacked, but we are really only defending ourselves, and from whom? We have become our own worst enemies.
MettleAngel: Like the movie "Soilent Green", where Charlton Heston realizes that we have all become cannibals!
MettleAngel: Denying every value in life leads to anarchy and our own self-fulfilling prophecy of armageddon. When we use our beliefs to dictate our actions, we corrupt society. All this stems from morality and religious madness. I intend that we seek to discover another path, increase our spiritual motives, and ensure our freedom. It is high time to open our hearts to new ideas, and transcend our outdated beliefs. Alright, we are getting way too personal and heavy, let us change gears a bit. Tell me how you came up with the name Beneath The Massacre.
MettleAngel: I noticed that Chris and Dennis are brothers, is the band like a family? You come across as a tight knit unit.
MettleAngel: This makes you a legitimate band of brothers from Montreal. Any plans to work on another video? You did 'Society's Disposable Son' from your debut release: Mechanics Of Dysfunction.
MettleAngel: Tell me a bit about your vocal techniques.
MettleAngel: Would you consider the overall
style to be classified as Technical Death Metal?
MettleAngel: I think you have done that. I had to do my research for this article, as I was not familiar with you, but thank you for your time.
MettleAngel: Thank You Elliot, it would be cool to sit and chat with you, when we have more time, as well. Stay in touch.