ONE SMALL SEED MAGAZINE Issue #28 Digital 03 - Page 43

In terms of creating the music and delivering the message that you feel passionate about, have there been times when you thought, ‘this is just not worth the struggle’? ‘IF OUR MUSIC TOUCHES AND CHANGES JUST ONE PERSON’S PERCEPTION, IT IS WORTH THE STRUGGLE.’ Never. That is why we’re still here. If our music touches and changes just one person’s perception, then it is worth the struggle. It is our way to let go of our pressures, as the youth of today, in the most peaceful means possible. It is our universal language, what we use to communicate with anyone around the world, no matter where they come from or who they are. Given your background in Syria, it’s almost like you didn’t have any other choice but to make music that takes a stance. What place does carefree music have in severe circumstances? Carefree music is music that could take you to a good place, a space where you don’t have to worry about the reality of your situation. It’s arranged in a way such that it gradually instigates in you the need to get up and get rid of any negative energy surrounding you, the need to regain a positive outlook by believing change is still possible. Thus, our music is carefree. The stances taken in our lyrics, and the intensity of our instrumentals, are there to progressively guide the listener towards building up and then letting go. What would you say is it that attracted so many Syrians to heavy metal? Why do you like it? Heavy metal is a form of expression... a way to channel any anger in the most peaceful means possible. Through our music, we want to entice and allow listeners to feel the depths of our concerns. CLICK HERE TO READ THE REST OF THE Q&A...