Flow Velten comments on each song on the album The Infinity Complex (2006):
Vs. Curb - Relationships usually don´t last forever. You
spent a lot of time, effort and emotions into it, just to figure out that
it was for nothing. When you reached that point where you realize and
understand that all this was just a waste of time, it hits you like a
hammer in the face. The title is just an explanation of how you feel in
this situation. This song might sound like an 08/15 metalcore track and
probably makes people who hate metalcore from the bottom of their heart
stop listening to the rest of the album, but fuck that, we don t care.
The breakdown in the middle comes unexpected and I really love the oriental-moshpart
in the end.
To Lessons - this is basically the sequel to the first song. The
topic is the same, but it goes a bit further. The quint essence is, that
there´s no time for regrets, cause it doenst change anything at
all. So turn your losses into lessons, make it better the next time and
move on! This is also one of our favorites, cause it got everything. It´s
really hard and brutal in the beginning, really metal, followed by a midtempo
part, kinda like lamb of god. It has a two-step, kinda oldschool hc part
and a really catchy ending with harmonies.
From Within - It seems that suicide and borderline is a really
serious problem nowadays. Sometimes, when I see all these kids on myspace
with their emo-I-don´t-wanna-live-attitude I m not sure if they
are serious or if it s just the new black, like beeing bi-sexual or hello
kitty. Anyways, I worked for 9 months at a lunatic-asylum. Besides all
those freaks, child-abusers and drug-addicts you get all these kids that
tried to commit suicie or suffer from borderline as well. I talked to
some of them, and why they do it, and usually its just a lack of attention.
The song is about what they told me. I never did cut myself or even thought
about committing suicide. I just hope that kids understand that this is
serious and not something you should add to yo profile to look cool
This is the only song where we added clean sing. But still it doesn t
sound so generic and emo like the most metalcore bands do.
Of Emptiness - There´s not really much to say about that
one, cause the title is self-explaining. Musicwise I like that one a lot.
The beginning of the song works out really good live with people clapping
their hands. The fast parts are really good for circlepits and the heavy
breakdown is epic.
Is Sooo 2 Months Ago - This is def not a typical metalcore song.
It is simple, but really noisy. Someone said it sounds a bit like voivod.
The song is about all these kids that just follow their leaders and every
fucking stupid trend because they care more about what others might think
of them than about their selves. People should just wake up and stand
their ground and just say what they really think despite what others might
say. The title was actually more a joke. Friendster is an online community,
just like MySpace. Friendster was there before, and everyone went on it.
Unfortunatly this page was so damn slow that it took forever to watch
a profile or write a message. Then MySpace appeared, with the same and
even more features and everyone switched to Myspace. So all those kids
who were still on friendster weren´t cool anymore. When we wrote
the song, we thought that might be a funny title, accordng to the topic
of the lyrics, as an expression like: "the cool kids ain´t
on that site anymore, it´s so old
.Myspace is the new shit!"
Unfortunatly our record was that late released, that the title would have
been better "friendster is soo 2 years ago"..
Me Now Kill Me Later - Most people say that this song is their
favorite. It s also really heavy and got a lot variation. The moshpart
is really different to the other songs. Its also the only track that featured
blastbeats. The song is really groovy without losing his brutality. I
really love the ending
reminds me a bit of crowbar.
Coma - Sky was jamming around and recorded this at home just for
fun. He sent me an mp3 of it and I really liked it. That was about two
or three months before we hit the studio. When we were recording I remembered
the song. Since we were pretty fast with the recordings I suggested that
we should work on that one and add it to our record. Basically it wasn't
planned to add this song, but now we´re happy that we did it. It
shows another side of us and gives the record an unexpected feature. Also,
since this is such a peacefull and calm track, it makes the next one sound
even more brutal. The title is a hommage towards the dude who designed
our artwork, since his company is called "Amokkoma". The butterfly
was added, cause it fits to the artwork. A butterfly also a symbol for
changes or surprises. So we thought that this would be a nice title.
Own Fault - Sometimes people don't realize that what they do or
the way they act and behave isn´t healthy for their friendships.
If they realize it, it´s usually too late. A lot of people are blaming
everyone else when things don t work out the right way. It´s often
their own fault but they are just too blind to realize that.I wanted to
have some guestvocals right from the beginning on, cause I thought that
it would fit quite good, since, according to the topic, it´s often
a couple "friends" who feel that way. We re good friends with
"As We Fight", and since they are from denmark, I asked Laurits
if he would do it. Jacob liked the song a lot so we asked him as well
and he was down. Besides the fact that three dudes telling that one person
that his behaviour is the reason that he´s alone now, fits quite
good, it also adds some fresh air to the record.
Gone - This song is about a good friend who committed suicide when
he was 19. People who commit suicide usually don´t do it without
a reason, and often it´s predictable. He had a drug and alcohol
problem, and we all tried to get him away from that. After consuming chemical
drugs he was brought to a mental-hospital, where he was kept. He had to
take pills to be able to lead a normal life. Besides a few friends he
had lost everything. His family didn´t want to have anything to
do with him, he lost his job, and so on. He was really depressed and then
he stopped taking his medicine. He threw himself in front of a train.
Later a letter was found, were he said, that he couldn't go on with his
life, cause the only way to lead a normal life is when he´s on medicine.
Also the fact that his family banned him was something he couldn't take
anymore. He also said a lot of other things. The shitty thing for the
friends was that we all saw this coming but there wasn´t anything
that we could do about it.
Smiles - People who do drugs aczually know that it ain´t
a good thing. They know that it would be better to stop it but they can´t
cause the good feelings are probably too good and maybe they are afraid
of not beeing able to have good times without it. Sometimes relationships
are the same. It would be better, cause you´re the one who suffers,
but you just can t let go. The song is really brutal, starting from the
beginning on with no warning and a really heavy moshpart. In the middle
is the nice, harmonic part, directly followed by the brutal part of the
song. I think that the music fits really good with the lyrics: the sad
and brutal realyity turning into the harmonic part and back.
Wings - A really short song. Eventhough it´s simple and brutal
it´s still catchy. Live an absolute killer. Lyricwise it´s
about how people change after some time. The title is probably the only
thing to complain about, but it fits the lyrics.
Your Dead Heart - Trash and hardcore. A really fast and heavy song.
The breakdown and the call-in moshpart is really heavy and caused a lot
of brutal pits live. Most of the people think, by reading the title, that
this is another song about me beeing pissed of cause of a relationship
that didt work out. But yeah, it´s totally different. It´s
more about someone who got a really bad, uncureable desease and cause
of that he just turned into the biggest emotional asshole ever, which
makes it really hard for his friends.
White - Since we didn't use an intro on our record, we thought
it would be a good idea to add an outro. Sky wrote this in the studio
pretty spontaneously. We all liked it, so we kept it.
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