Zack: But if it is necessary for a press release,
we always define us as "heavy metal". This
is probably the closest definition. We are too heavy
for the rock, but not so heavy for brutal music, extreme
metal, thrash, ect. So - the official position - "heavy-metal
Vladimir: For the metal we are too romantic.
Zack: And we do not have a position such as
"we want to play like that band"!
Vladimir: As a band we are pretty young, but
now we have the era of postmodernism, so that everyone
tries to derive from everywhere. Limit yourself to
one style is not original now. Making rock is not
interesting, because there all expressive means have
been exhausted. Yes, and in the metal, indeed, too
Zack: But in the metal there is much more
Drive: It just turns out that Russian rock
niche remains unfilled. This applies to young musicians.
Vladimir: It must be filled with something
Zack: As far as I know, there are enough of
bands that play just plain rock. The only thing is
that people haven't seen them yet. I frankly speaking
don't keep an eye on this sector, so I can't say anything.
Vladimir: There are no bands playing russian
rock that would have some kind of inner strength.
This is basically the end.
Drive: How to think, is there is some development
of metal scene in Russia and in Petersburg?
Vladimir: It may seem strange but recently
one of my students (I worked as a teacher of history)
asked me the same thing: what are the promising metal
bands? Now, unfortunately, I think, there are none.
Oh! "Citadel" is a good band!
Zack: Again, it depends of what do you mean.
Do you speak about it as a show-business, or you speak
about songwriting and the stuff? Another question,
it depends on whom to compare. If we compare our bands
with western artists, that is one thing. If you compare
with "domestic monsters", Aria, Kipelov,
it seems, there are no successful bands besides them.
And again, style is also sometimes very different:
death, black, etc. But in particular styles of metal
there are some good bands. "Antisacrum",
for example, "Atomica", "Wolfsangel"
is a powerful group; "Morrah" ...