Patrik Johansson comments on each song on the album Evil Is Forever (2005):
Of Christ - This is a fast and powerful tune. The music reminds
me a bit of Pretty Maids in their glory days. The lyrics gives you the
story of the murder in the village of Knutby in Sweden, where a crazy
priest and his right hand, a woman that calls herself "The bride
of Christ", turned the people into some kind of zombies in the name
of God. It's based on a true story....and this is our version of it!
To Rock - A bit of rock'n'roll here. Great riffs with a catchy
and powerful chorus! A rock'n'roll-song. Nothing more; nothing less. One
of our best live tunes!
Is Forever - The title track is a heavy song. A bit epic. I like
it a lot. It deals with the subject of how tv-commercials and shit brainwashes
peoples minds: It never ends it seems; it just goes on and on and on!
The title came to me one day when I saw an old James Bond-movie with the
song "Diamonds are forever". I needed a title to a new song
and I said to myself: What the hell.....diamonds aren't forever but EVIL
is forever! Hehe!
- Yeah, now we're talking. This is THE epic song of the album.
Great arrangements, wonderful guitar works and very melodic BUT kind of
angry vocals. I read the book "The brothers Lionheart", written
by Astrid Lindgren when I was a kid and this song deals with my relations
to that book. A great book and a great song!
The Bones - This is, what you in the 80's would have called "The
hit song of the album". A rock tune with something you might call
fantasy lyrics. If you dig deeper in the lyrics, you will find though,
that that's not the case. It's more of a practical joke to all the bands
out there influenced by Tolkien and stuff.
The Break - Here you have the raging bull from Borlange Sweden.
This song doesn't compromise. It's a fast and furious rocker. Also a great
live tune. The follow up to "Burn Down The Wheel" from the first
In Their Eyes - A mid tempo and groovy song with a nice, faster
mid part. Kind of smooth and soft vocals on the verses and very angry
mighty on the bridges and choruses. I like to show other sides of my voice
now and then. Not just the raw and evil side. On this sucker I give you
the full spectra. The lyrics is about the horrible murder of the swedish
foreignminister Anna Lindh. Most of the music on this written by axeman
- This is the heaviest song on the album with some oriental influences.
A Sabbath-kind of tune that brings you from the city of Stalingrad to
Gulag, Siberia. It's the story of two men on their way to Gulag. One of
them fought at Stalingrad.
The Cradle To The Grave - The boogie-metal song of the album. A
bit of Sabbath's Tony Martin years-style. About suicide and a guy that
had big problems to deal with stardom.
Flame - Hehe! Here we turn into Helloween for a while. No, just
kidding, it's only the gitarplaying in the intro that reminds a bit of
the things that our German friends use to do. The rest of the song is
a pure metal opus. No prisoners taken, just straight forward. The chorus
is very much attack, almost like PUNK! Hahaha! Cheers Michael Jackson!
This one's about you!
To Dilirium - The master track of the album if you ask me. This
song includes everything that gets me going: A spooky and beautiful atmosphere;
heavy guitar playing; a powerful chorus and many different parts in the
song. The longest track as well: 7 minutes. Joachim and Jocke kick some
ass on their solo parts. If you're into heavy and epic music: this is
the track for you!
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