Singled Out: I Am The Icarus' Doom Machine
"Doom Machine" is a song that almost didn't make it on the record. Like much of this record it was written rather quickly. One of my goals in writing this time around was to not overthink anything, trust my instincts and just let the songs come naturally. It's also a song where the lyrics came much later and are really just bits of journal entries and a few cryptic lines meant for close friends. Most of "The Father, The Heretic and The Son" deals with my views on religion and the process of dealing with death as an atheist.
There are other songs on the record such as "Rotting Away" in which the entire song is about religion. With this song I sort of concentrated it into one line - "We're outdated obsolete as god."
Sonically the song was informed by bands I grew up listening to, specifically The Smashing Pumpkins, Nirvana, Nine Inch Nails and Sonic Youth. This song is very much their bastard child. I wanted a really fuzzy and layered "Pumpkins" sort of guitar sound on this song. With the exception of the lead guitar under the chorus everything remained the same as the original demo which is a true testament to keeping things simple from the get go.
Hearing is believing. Now that you know the story behind the song, listen for yourself and learn more about the album right here!