Q: Where does the band name "Brotalis Le Maximus" come from?
the name is kind of Da Vinci inspiered state of name and the Latinish
spelling makes it a bit interesting and the maximal brutality.
Q: You're a one-man band. Why did you choose to be a one-man band compared to the traditional band settings?
already play in a full band but this one man band thing it's easier to
experiment with sounds, tunings, genre mashups and so on.So it's basically an experiment to try to create something insane and maybe new.
Q: What is the local metal scene like in Brandbu?
In Brandbu i am the only metal band at least of what i know. it's a huge
farmville and almost no one listens to that type of music.
Q: If you could be signed to any record label, which one would it be and why?
don't know who i would be liked to signed to. there are so many labels
today so but if something comes up ill take it of course.
Q: When did you start wanting to create music? Was it at random?
i was growing up i was a very angry kid. i was bullied a hell of a lot
and it was hard. but in 5th grade i discovered cannibal corpse and let
all the feelings go out through music and later on i picked up drums and
later guitar and bass and started writing my own music, and then i
needed a vocalist so i had to learn to growl some how. and then i also went over to design and music video production.
Q: What are your short-term plans for this summer?
for the summer are Brotalis Le Maximus album release and Skalpelert
Foster EP release, and two more projects i have to write down and put
online and ofcource film a couple of music videos for them.
Q: Any shout outs to give?
want to shout out to you guys from Pig Squeals And Breakdowns and all
the Norwegian metal band and producers that support and keep driving the
genre forward in our country!
Genre: Progressive Deathcore / Symphonic Death Metal
Dethrone The Sovereign's debut EP, Autocracy Dismantled, has six songs and is about 20 minutes in length. Autocracy Dismantled has a lot of different sounds and elements, and I believe this EP stands apart from the rest of the progressive deathcore albums released this year (thus far). It has a symphonic, death metal, relaxing feel to it; however, it does not stray away from the crushing deathcore sound.
The introduction track "The Manchurian Waltz" shows Dethrone The Sovereign's symphonic side the most, as the whole song is filled with symphonic and melodic sounds. Violins, drums, guitars, piano, and other instruments are heard throughout the song, and they all work very well together. This song is perfect to start out this album, as it prepares the listener for something great.
"Transhuman" is the third track on this album, and has a more ambient sound compared to the previous tracks before it. Ambient sounds play throughout the song until around a minute, then Nick's guitar breaks in accompanying the high screams of Carson. A well placed breakdown at 1:40 gives breakdown lovers something to enjoy. The remainder of the song continues with a melodic/symphonic sound, but with a heavy deathcore sound Dethrone The Sovereign does so well.
The interlude of this album "Autocracy Dismantled" is filled mainly with symphonic sounds, like the piano and what I believe is a wooden guiro (not entirely sure). At around :30 the guitars break with a very melodic sound and a breakdown ends the interlude.
The final track on this album and my personal favorite is "Oblivious To Consequence." It is very fast-paced, and very "in your face" deathcore. Dethrone The Sovereign strays away from the symphonic sound they had in previous songs with this song, and goes for a straight deathcore/death metal sound. However, they do not stray far with a small break of piano at around 2:45; which then leads into a guitar solo at 3:00. This song definitely shows why they consider themselves progressive deathcore, because the progressive sound in this song is very prevalent.
Autocracy Dismantled is one of the best EPs thus far to be released in 2013, hands down, and is definitely in my top five for the year. It is filled with everything I could want from a progressive deathcore band, and then some. If Ovid's Withering had a child, that child would be Dethrone The Soverign. I highly recommend this EP to anyone who is a fan of Ovid's Withering, Scorned Deity, or is just a fan of symphonic and progressive deathcore.