When writing songs I usually start with the music. Most of the times I’ll have a riff, or an intro that I enjoy and I would write the rest of the song around it. As for lyrics, we usually write them onto the musical piece, after the piece is composed.
Our recent releases deal with the themes of the apocalypse of John. So when writing the songs we take the passages from scripture and turn them into lyrics. Sometimes we can take the literal text but most of the time, we will abridge the passages and write lyrics, that encompass the theme of a passage in a song. All in all our writing is very close to the literal text of scripture, though.
We want to write great music, that we are happy with and that sounds good. That’s why you’ll find the complex blend of symphonic and metal elements in our music. We want to create beautiful soundscapes while staying true to the aggressive nature of meta, that we all love. At the end of the day it is just that, we write what we love. If you want an example of that, check out our official music videos for “Seals” and “Throne”: