Singled Out: Nightrage's Desperate Vows
One of the first songs that we have wrote for the new album, "The Puritian," is Desperate Vows" and we wanted to really keep it simple, arranging wise, and not bothering playing complex riffs, or difficult fast tempos that is confusing the listeners most of the time. My idea was to create a song that has some sort of rock, almost acoustic vibe to it, but played in a melodic death metal context, and that was for us a cool challenge to accomplish.
We have tried to leave a lot of room for the vocals to kick in on the chorus. The harmonies on the guitars along with the 12 string acoustics on the bridge, adds a little bit more depth and color to the song, before the rocky lead comes in. I think also the fact that we added some clean guest vocals, (on top of Ronnie's brutal vocals) on the chorus, from Lawrence Mackrory from Darkane, gave to the song the hit potential mark. So we have 2 different vocal lines on the chorus, not fighting but complementing each other.
Overall, I think we have created a song that characterizes Nightrage, this special combination of heaviness and melodic hooks, probably opens some new doors for us, and make us sounding more refined and heavy at the same time, and I think that mentality proves that we are open minded, and we really want to play interesting metal music that is exciting for us, driving us, and most importantly we want that people gets the musical message that we are delivering.
We have written the lyrics along with Ronnie and this time we have tried to reach the essence of the human soul a bit more, talking about the dark past that you need to leave behind you and reach the light at the end of the tunnel, whatever that is, really find the reason to live, and fight for your dreams without losing itself.