DESTRUCTION stays fast for kids
Thrash metal bands are notorious for changing up their stuff from time to time in an effort to keep it fresh. Sometimes it’s just to move on to another subgenre of metal, but some are pure attempts to generalize. Which is fine in the long run, although some recordings of Megadeth, Willand obviously Metallic certainly raised eyebrows.
However, you won’t have to worry about this when it comes to German aces. Destruction. Based on recent feedback from bassist and vocalist Marcel Schmier in a webzine interview iRockYou can rely on Destruction to always adopt the “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” model. However, being Germans, they have their own saying.
“In Germany we say, ‘Don’t change your winning recipe. Stick to the guns. Stick to what you know how to do best.’ And for me, the best I can do is play thrash metal,” Schmier said. “Every album we make sounds a little different, but it will always sound like Destruction.
“As you get older, it’s very easy to slow down,” he continued. “A lot of musicians, when they [get] older, they want to slow down; they want to play the blues; they want to play softer music. For me, that has never been the case. I think the older you are [get], the crazier you get. You still want to show young children how it’s done. When we go to festivals, we are in competition… For all these young bands, I could be [their] father, so I have to be the role model. So that’s how I see it. Slowing down and changing something is not what we do.”
When asked if playing physically demanding music becomes more difficult for him as he gets older, Schmier makes a very poignant analogy.
“It’s like in football – the old player with experience, he has the feeling. The young player runs more and runs faster. The old player has the eye and the brain. And it’s the same with music. Well sure i have to train harder to get on stage but my experience at my age is great because i have better voice control i know what i want more i know what i don’t want and where the band belongs. So this experience of some 40 years in the music industry is, of course, a great time.”
You can check out the full interview at Schmier and iRock just below.
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