Singled Out: Down from Up's Menace To Society

05/05/2011
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Today Down from Up tell us about their new single "Menace To Society". Here is the story:

When we started the writing process for menace, we were really trying to nail an aggressive fist pumping type of rock tune, and to be more specific we wanted to nail that vibe of Guns N' Roses and Iron Maiden glory era rock and give that a modern twist.

The music really is what starts the writing process; usually a simple guitar riff then we build the bed of the music on top of that. Lyrics come last, right after the melody lines.

Lyrically the song came out of the simple idea of anger. It's a warning from the songs protagonist character, to just don't underestimate him. He's a loose canon. Then the song shifts into a welcome to the hell you brought on yourself when you pushed him to far.

The breakdown/solo section is quite fun too, inspired by Rising Force era Yngwie Malmsteen, taking his diminished ideas and applying them to some fretboard tapping madness. Trying to tie the music as closely as possible to the protagonists mentality, which is borderline insanity.

Hearing is believing. Now that you know the story behind the song, listen for yourself with a free download right here!

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