Speaking with Metal Hammer, Ghost legend Tobias Forge talked about Possessed‘s Seven Churches by praising young vocalists.
While he was talking about the album, Tobias said that there was a difference between young and mature singers. He also said that he hated the changing of the death metal, which started to change the mid-’90s.
“Most music in metal, and especially in extreme metal, is made by very young, youthful individuals. There is something very different to the fire and excitement of a young mind that you don’t often get by people that have matured and, dare I say it, mellowed.
“This album is the perfect encapsulation of youthful anger. The production may sound a little unrefined to an audience of today, but that is how I like my metal to sound.
“When the production of death metal began to change in the mid-’90s, that’s when I started to go, ‘Yuck!’ I hated it, and it’s why I find myself returning to albums like this.”
When he concluded his words, Tobias said that it still sounds feral, true, and savage.
“It’s hard to say what the influence of this record is because I listen to very little in the way of modern death metal, so not only do I not hear the influence in the few things that I do know of, I don’t have enough context to say that, yes, this is a record of great significance in metal’s history.
“All I can say is that it still sounds feral and true and savage and full of life to this very day. And, if I’m going to indulge in something truly extreme, this would be one of my first ports of call.”
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