We usually compose the music before the lyrics, and that can be done in many different ways: A few notes that form a melody that one of us has dreamt, a guitar riff that expands to a full song, each member of the band bringing an idea and we merge it into a song, sometimes we pick up a guitar and in 5 minutes we have a song, another one can take years before it’s complete. Each song has its own story.
For us, writing lyrics is like saying out loud what we think. Just like going to the psychologist and letting it all out. Most of the time it’s about our own experiences, but it can also be about a story that has inspired us.
We want to bring our identity to the music we are passionate about: Rock and Metal. So, we write oriental rock, sung in Arabic. To make our music different. When we compose a guitar riff, we always try to play it with traditional Arabic instruments, Oud (Arabic luth) to replace the guitar, Guembri (African bass) instead of the bass, and Darbuka or Bendir to complete the rhythm. We even created custom-made instruments like our Guitaroud (double neck guitar with an Oud neck) or our Bassentir (a bass with 2 strings bass and 3 strings Guembri).