Stefan Weinerhall comments on each song on the album Grime vs. Grandeur
Skies - This lyric is about a man who is torn between emotions
he feel after being let down by his girlfriend. Sometimes angry, sometimes
sad and lonely. The music follows the emotions I would say. A very pompous
and cheesy chorus. YES!!!
Time- The lyric is a kind of reaction on Sweden´s lawsystem.
Hopefully the lowlifes will get their punishment in the afterlife. (not
saying I belive in heaven nor hell). It´s like an assult on the
victims to see the rapist walk away with 4 months of jail or sometimes
walk free just because the girl was drunk. Same thing goes for most criminal
acts, you just get angry of the mockery the sentence is. The music is
very Power Metal, fast drums, galloping verse. Very energic.
Refuse- Have you ever had a girlfriend who bitched on you for all
kind of reasons? You could have respected her for the opinions if she
just hadn´t gone on and on about it. I have been through this and
I got more and more pissed on her. It´s like: quit it, get off my
back. I don´t care what you think, must you have so many opinons?
Snowy Shaw plays the drums on this slow ultra heavy song which maybe doesn't
sound that much as old Falconer. A very pissed off song.
Overdose - Is there no end to the hunt for eternal life or trying
to over populate the planet? Hasn´t mother earth made it pretty
clear that we´re too many already? Isn´t it more humane in
the long run to let nature has it´s course? Is it necessary to make
all that effort on John 87 just so he can survive to drewl for 3 more
years instead of letting him go away with dignity? This is the best song
on the album I think. A pompous chorus once again and a song that sounds
very much like Falconer. A bit progressive maybe but not too much.
Assailant - About a person who night after night looks for some
temporary love without protecting themselves. Isn´t he on the way
to indirect suicide? Listen to the music and think about Judas Priest.
Very fun song to play, simple but with your concentration on top.
- This takes up things that seem to happen all the time. Some high
directors of a company takes the opportunity to get even more money down
their pockets by stealing it from the little people. Don´t they
remember where their roots are? Is the lawsystem equal here? Instead of
facing jailtime like heroinaddict Pete they would just get fired from
work......for stealing 5 million dollars. Does he know people in high
places or what is it that makes him above the law? Maybe a bit confusing
when it comes to the music. Modern metal vs. Power Metal vs. lullaby vs.
a 80's chorus.
Tears For Strangers - My neighbour is killed - a chock to me. 100
peacewreckers are killed 2000 miles away - why should I care, how does
that affect me. Call me cold, call me heartless but is I have no connection
or bonds to a person I will ofcourse not mourn him as much as someone
who I can identify with. In these modern days with TV we can get all news
of the world, if I should feel and have opinions about everything that
happens I would go insane. So of course I think it´s worse if 1
of my neighbours is injured than if someone in Bangladesh is killed. It´s
none of my business. Once again very old Falconer in the music. Quick
direction changes with acoustic/double bassdrums.
Return - A song for a drug junkie. Don´t let the drugs run
your life for you, don´t you see your heading in the the wrong direction?
The darkest song on the album, growls in the bridges and a bit oriental
music here and there. Do you hear Ozzy anywhere?
The Knife - Or Jack The Ripper if you want. A picturing song of
the jolly good London man. Kristoffers own song with my touch on the music.
Also very fun to play though it's not very complicated. By the way, the
riff before the solo and in the end we call "the hasch riff".
Midtempo all the way through.
Of The Wild - Uuuh sharks and wolves are so dangerous we got to
kill them all so not more people is killed by them..........???? Shouldn´t
we then kill ourselves too, cause your next is way more dangerous than
a wolf is. Why are people afraid to walk in the woods at night, it´s
way more deadly to go to the pub and have a drink. I thought that we also
needed a VERY Falconerish song on the album, so I did this one. Folk elements
and bassdrums mixed with metal and some acoustics in the middle.
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