One of the new songs on Serious Black‘s upcoming studio album Vengeance Is Mine is called Album Of Our Life and hits the nail on the head in several respects.
On the one hand, the international power metal band surrounding bassist and founder Mario Lochert has succeeded in creating what is probably the most powerful and imaginative work of its career so far, with loads of great guitar riffs, grooving rhythms and anthemic melodies.
On the other hand, the album’s lyrics venture into territories previously uncharted by the band.
Lochert: “This time, I have allowed more insights into my emotions and private life than ever before, i.e. into how I think, how I feel, how I am, and how difficult it can be to keep a band going when you yourself aren’t well. The lyrics on Vengeance Is Mine reflect the past four or five years. This, of course, has had an impact on the songwriting, which has become even more intense and emotional.