Suicide Silencen Mark Heylmun: ”Ymmärrän nyt, miksi osa faneista vihasi kokeellisempaa soundiamme ’Suicide Silence’ -albumilla”

Kirjoittanut Arto Mäenpää - 19.6.2020

Yhdysvaltalainen deathcore-yhtye Suicide Silence sai paljon lokaa niskaan vuonna 2017 julkaistessaan uransa tähän mennessä kiistellyimmän, bändin omaa nimeä kantavan albuminsa. Yhtyeen kitaristi Mark Heylmun on nyt antanut Mosh Talks With Beezille videohaastattelun, jossa hän on kertonut ymmärtävänsä nyt, miksi osa faneista vihasi bändin huomattavasti kokeellisempaa linjaa kyseisellä albumilla ennen paluutaan helmikuussa ilmestyneeseen ”Become the Hunter” -albumiin. Mark kertoi aiheesta seuraavaa:

”In a way, yeah. I definitely feel like it’s hard not to take it personal, to an extent, when it’s something that you did put your heart and soul into. But I still can step away from it and look at it from an outside perspective a hundred percent and think about my relationship and how I’m a fucking metalhead, dude. I’ve been a metalhead, a metal kid, since I was young, so if I was on the other end of this, I one hundred percent can see how I would probably be one of those people that if my favorite band took a hardcore departure, I might be, like, ’You know what? That record fucking sucks.’ But I’m also not the kind of person that’s gonna go on the Internet and fucking make memes about it. So there’s a difference about that.

It’s a different time. We live in a one-hundred-percent different era of music. And metal is a nostalgic genre; we want our metal to remind us of something that — whatever it was, whatever that energy. Like, let’s just say [2007’s] ’The Cleansing’ for us, if people listen to ’The Cleansing’ as their first record, or maybe our third record, [2011’s] ’The Black Crown’, as their first record, they wanna listen to our music and have this nostalgia of whatever it was that they first heard of us. And I understand that too — I mean, that’s how I relate to a lot of my favorite bands. If CANNIBAL CORPSE puts out a new record, I want to be reminded of ’The Bleeding’.

So I a hundred percent get it. And it’s almost like I have sympathy for the people that hated it. It’s, like, ’Hey, man, I’m not apologizing for what I did, but this one wasn’t for you.’ I recognize it.”