“Reality is an illusion, created by a lack of alcohol,” says Charles Bukowski, the bar’s poet.
The answer to the writer’s phrase is just one question: What exactly do we consider a reality?
To answer such a question, the entire volume of the world’s books is not enough!
However, some songs approach it, because where knowledge cannot reach… notes and few lyrics do.
There is no better approach than personal experience given with lyricism and strong riffs like an… Apology.
The new beginning of a band was the end of a relationship with psychotropic substances.
This was captured in the song “Delusional”, prologue to Magg Dylan‘s debut album “Amethyst”, which was released via Eclipse Records.
“Delusional” is a song “apology“, written by Suzanne De Iulio, the band’s vocalist, Brucifer Jordan guitarist, and Rob Moore.
Although the music has been around since 2004, it has been remade by Brucifer.
His first creative effort since the breakup of his band, Fall In Line.
The lyrics are about singer Suzanne trying to stay sober after a long wander in the world of illusions.
It is well known that the subject matter of Alternative Metal / Modern Rock is about personal experiences.
Like an addiction, but also issues that can hardly be discussed in a duplicitous – critical society.
The reality, which we all perceive differently, is like a maze for mice in a laboratory where experiments are performed.
But escaping it, using some illegal or even legal substances, can lead to even darker paths.
With the only reality being the fear itself with all its masks.
Suzanne De Iulio’s desperate attempt to stay away from her delirium is also conveyed in the lyrics of the song.
The song worked like a newborn, which immediately indicates its presence in our irrational world with a cry.
Here we have an apology for another, perhaps even previous life.
As a composition, it was completed on a Monday, without even being recorded and was played in the band’s first live appearance 3 days later, that is, on a Thursday.
It is certain that such an apology created a lot of stress, along with the virgin appearance.
But taming your fears takes a long time!
Although the message of the song is simple to listen to, it is very difficult in practice: Stay sober!
Since Suzanne can, then everyone can and fear can become a faithful guardian and companion.
While it seems like another song about addictions, none of it is the same, especially if it’s an experiential story.
Because every experience is unique and so it must be addressed.
Like reality, everyone has their own and that is the truth.
As Suzanne describes us, the name came after a small compromise.
Something that shows the band‘s bonding!
The name, so, is a combination of Mary Magdalene and Matt Dillon.
“I wanted Magdalene, the guys wanted male influence in there.”
The band’s most important moment contains a common truth about metalheads …
How noble and close they are to each other!
“On our tour with Hed PE, we played a show in Tampa, and I watched this group called COGS of War, start a pit, and lift their friend in a wheelchair so he could age and crowd surf“, says Suzanne.