Tad Morose - Raised From The Dead Page 3
by Martin Popoff

Musically, the album snaps with a timeless metal bite, but it never sounds like the clichˇ power metal of the many contrived up-and-comers doing brisk business here in '01. "Boy, that's a tough one," remarks Christer when asked what sets Tad Morose apart. "To me it's just basic heavy metal. I try not to categorize our own music. It's just plain, ordinary heavy metal. A lot of people say we sound like Savatage, but those aren't my words."

Your friends from home, Morgana Lefay (ed. now just Lefay), are known as big Nevermore fans, are you also admirers of the band? "Yes of course. Because I think they are one of the better bands around these days. I like Nevermore a lot because in the first place, I think they write good songs and second, you can really hear that they don't sound like anybody else. They've really got their own personal sound, and that's what I would like in a band."

Part of the carnal pleasure of Undead is its slashing, riff-heavy nature. This, states Christer, is a result of personnel shuffles. "The main difference is that we've got no keyboard player on the new one. So that improves the sound. Fredrik, our keyboard player, left the band due to personal problems. He had a hard time finding a job around here and he also felt it was time for a change in his life so he moved way down south in Sweden to become a teacher. So when he left there was no question whether we should bring in a new keyboard player or a new guitar player. The new material definitely was more guitar-oriented, so we did that instead, and brought in Daniel Olsson. So it's heavier, a bit more aggressive, although there are some keyboards on the new one, but they're not as prominent as on A Mended Rhyme."

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