The course of man through the civilization that he created and continues to create, has many paradoxes.
And in fact, the moments of paranoia are not missing either!
The goal is always one, to discover oneself.
His potentialities, abilities so to evolve him, reaching his very own invention, the gods.
Initially, he gave them animal shapes, and later he wanted to tame them and enslave them.
Believing that in this way he can conquer the divine power that these animals supposedly carried.
Basically, that he was afraid, he wanted to love it, that he loved it he envied it, and later he wanted to kill it.
Proving how easy it is to get lost in the search for the Self.
Hatred of others is nothing but an understanding of inadequacy towards them.
“Schadenfreude, the sense of pleasure of people that stems from the misery of others.
It’s the darkest side of human nature.”
With the etymology of the word, the Athenian band Countown prefaces the forerunner, a song from their 3rd album that will be released in ‘21.
“Schadenfreude” is the name of the composition of the frontman of the band Giorgos Archontoulis giving and the title of their upcoming album.
“The track was released on YouTube in a video on July 29, 2020“, its creator informs us.
“Unfortunately, due to the situation with COVID-19, the concerts have gone back.
First, is the health of the world and then everything else, whenever our track has not been presented live yet.
We expect good news! “, continues George Archontoulis.
“I think the composition was done at the same time” he replies to whether the lyrical part of the melody preceded.
Besides, the storms come with rain and lightning, as is the stormy Nu Metal, at the limits of the band’s Rap metal style.
We all live in the vicious circle of cause and effect, our personal will is usually limited to an occasion for creation.
And its creator reveals this reason to us:
“There was a gap in the band due to various factors and the creativity in terms of our music was left behind …
Until everything was coordinated, we refreshed the lineup, and “the engine started“.
Personal, old, and latest experiences inside and outside the band.
Along with the pressure of everyday life from stress, stress, and the much work that has already been done for so many years in the band until today, it is not possible to go awry!
Well, that brought ups and downs in my mind and this song was created and more are coming.” continues the singer of the band.
A song is not a patchwork of notes and lyrics.
It contains personal experiences up to personal knowledge.
But still, reasons for further search, either internal or epistemological.
All you need is the right interpretation key and that gives us its composer:
“People should not give up, jump over obstacles to their dreams, and have self-confidence.
When you want something, find what prevents it and overcome it, give opportunities!
Be fair and everything will go well even if your work is not wronged or appreciated properly!
Even if others take advantage of you and become” dudes “with your own work, you should be in your goal“, is the message that the song conveys.
The first verses are clear: “I do not caress your ears, I curse them. I do not only frighten you; I harness you.
I will not tell you what to do. You know the truth I tell you and you decide” and the truth is only in the ears of the one who listens to it and makes it his property.
The author adds by talking about the feeling that accompanied him during writing:
“Usually when I write lyrics and it clicks” that this song is ready.
I get a strong feeling of turmoil, unrelated to its subject matter.
But then there is satisfaction and absolute calm.”
After all, the fulfillment of a purpose always delights the one who achieved it and the purpose of a musician is to convey what he feels and what he sees.
How much can the environment affect an artist?
The “atmosphere”, which is created by the situations we live in, always affects us to a significant degree.
And it certainly gave impetus to our part to have more throttles “and as it seems, the story itself runs at a dizzying pace.
On July 29, 2020, after almost three years of creative absence, the video clip of the song is released.
Directed by Thanos Lymperopoulos (TALIBAN Film & VideoProductions) the video is accompanied by the translation of the lyrics.
Translated into 7 (!) Languages: English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Italian, German, and Danish.
A metal song is like a breath and you have to live it with notes and lyrics together.