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Necromaniac:

Hello Bernardo! I hope you and the others are doing fine?! I am disturbing you doing what? Have you already rehearsed today or do you belong to those bands that only practise every two weeks?

Scent of Death :

Hi Thomas!! First of all thanks a lot for this opportunity you give us in your magazine. I really appreciate it!! And secondly, yes all runs well with us, only that our time is not enough for all we have to do with the band and of course with all in our fucking lives, hahaha…
Yes friend, you are disturbing me, because I was listening carefully to the last album of French brutal band ACT OF GODS “Stench of Centuries”. So you might be decapitated if you cross my way some time!!!!! Now you are warned and I hope this interview is worth the disturbance!!
Yes, we belong to those bands that only rehearse every weekend, only on Saturday and Sunday evenings because this is all the time we have free to dedicate to SCENT OF DEATH. We play about four hours each of those days, but we usually stop for drinking some beer or trying to masturbate ourselves watching the girls passing in the street. We are a little perverted!! After that we return to our own holocaust in the rehearsal room. But if we have to prepare some show we try to rehearse in the middle of the week to offer the maniacs the best show possible.

Necromaniac:

I have to admit that until a few months ago I had never heard of SCENT OF DEATH before, even though you guys have been around ever since 1998. Your label was nice enough to send me a promo copy of your new album and at first sight I thought it was from a Finnish band called SCENT OF FLESH. After a while I finally noticed the right name, it said DEATH instead of FLESH. Well, I’m just a moronic bastard. All of you have played in other bands before, how come you quit those bands in order to form SCENT OF DEATH? I know that all this history shit is annoying, especially if the same questions have to be answered over and over again. Therefore, this time just add some juicy details to make it more interesting. You might for instance tell us if you were naked during the first rehearsals? When you formed the band back then did you celebrate this event with a big sex and alcohol orgy? In Germany, this is an obligatory habit when bands are formed.

Scent of Death :

Yes friend, you are a moronic bastard, but that’s good, hahaha … I know the band called SCENT OF FLESH from Finland. I have to admit that I have listened to this band cause of the similarity of their name with our name, but as I could hear they are more into Swedish Death/Thrash Metal …
About our history, yes, this is the typical question to all unknown bands everywhere, so you should be more intelligent next time in preparing your questions. But since you did ask it, I’ll answer it, ok? Carlos and our former drummer Nuno come from an old Death/Doom band called OSMOSIS and Jorge comes from a Death Metal band called SUFFER AGE, all of them from Ourense, our city. These bands were great, each one in their style of music, and only had released a demos both. But for my side, I never had played in a serious project, so I can say that this is my first band ever. But Nuno has left SCENT OF DEATH and was replaced by Alfred Berengena for the recording of the album. Meanwhile we have to rehearse with a programmed drum, because here there is nobody with well placed balls for playing what we need!!! All of the drummers here are big cowards!!! Hahaha….
As I told you above we celebrated the new born band with an alcoholocaust and tried to mount a big orgy, but as we are a so fucking ugly, the girls escaped from our big erected cocks thinking that they were going to be impaled!!! Hahaha… So we had to masturbate watching them pass on the street…. Buaghh!!!!

Necromaniac:

If a band gets started over here the members have to fuck around and get drunk after their first rehearsal, that’s the law! Most of the time there aren’t any women around to get laid, so that’s the reason why we have so many gay shit bands here in Germany! This seems to be different in Spain, since you guys don’t sound gay at all?!

Scent of Death :

No, we do not reach this point, but we have thought seriously about becoming a gay band after seeing that, but we know this fact would influence our fucking brutal music and we’d become a gay shitty band. That’s the reason why we conform ourselves with masturbation instead of penetrating the ass of our vocalist (the most beautiful guy in the band!!) as he is still a virgin there. And can you imagine the bloody carnage in the rehearsal room? How the fuck were we going to clean all that blood? And can you imagine Lois singing “lalalaaaa” instead of guttural “ggrrrrrrr” once penetrated by all? Hahaha… So thinking about it we all decided not to become a gay band and to try again and again every weekend to get some girls to come in to get laid… But we are no lucky men!!!!

Necromaniac:

No, seriously now … your album „Woven in the Book of Hate“ really knocked me off my chair! Before that you released an MCD entitled „Entangled in Hate“, which in the end got you the deal with Bloody Productions. As far as I know on this MCD your musical style was still somewhat different, more into the technical US Death Metal direction?

Scent of Death :

Yes friend, our MCD was the gate to get a deal with Bloody Productions, and it’s the only previous release prior to the full length CD. It was composed in four years of band’s existence and includes four tracks of brutal Death Metal and two short instrumental songs. For that recording we got rid of 3 more songs because we thought that they did not have the appropriate feeling we wanted for our first presentation to the public. We do not mind to wait four years before releasing some stuff, but then doing the best job we could, instead of releasing two hurry-up-demos with bad musical quality. I think this is the best way for doing music: not to hurry up!!
But you are wrong when you say that our MCD was more technical stuff than our new CD, in my opinion. I think the composition of the new songs is more intense and complex than the previous MCD. And also I could say that in some riffs of the new songs we have reached the limit of our musical abilities and we must be very concentrated to play these riffs correctly, hahaha… But I think that at the same time the new compositions are more brutal, aggressive and dark than in “Entangled in Hate”. The riff changes are very fast and in the same song you can find more than 10 different riffs, and I think that’s the reason why you think it’s not so technical, because we use more dissonances instead of a simply note. And this fact is the reason why our music becomes more dark and obscure.

Necromaniac:

A very lucky pull then was that Lois who had done the vocals for a Black Metal band called IMMACULA MORTEM before joined the band. How did you guys meet? Did you know each other before? I’m sure his vocals sounded totally different in his previous band?

Scent of Death :

Yes, Lois is a fucking sick bastard when he sings on the stage!!! And of course when we met him personally we offered him to join the band immediately, because we had seen some shows of IMMACULA MORTEM and we thought he has a powerful voice with a lot of registers and can easily sing every style he wants. And after two years of looking for a vocalist in our city he joined the band and demonstrated that he is a great vocalist, for me one of the best in Spain, and of course his incorporation to SCENT OF DEATH hordes was a big refresh for the band and opened new possibilities for the composition of new songs. I think he is the best vocalist we could have found for  SOD for sure.
    Of course in IMMACULA MORTEM his voice was very different as the one he uses in SCENT OF DEATH. It was the classical Black Metal voice, but always incorporated some guttural parts. That’s why we knew that his voice can be easily pasted over our music, and in fact that’s what we can hear on our album, don’t you think so?

Necromaniac:

Lois is an exceptionally gifted singer, he is one of a very few who can be compared with Ross Dolan of IMMOLATION. That’s one of the main reasons why Frank (Voices from the Darkside), Hacker and Andi (Unholy Terror) and me celebrate you guys so intensively, all of us really worship IMMOLATION. I heard that your musical style has changed a lot towards theirs. Was Lois one of the reasons for this change? Your riffs sound similarly destructive as the ones these gods from New York are playing.

Scent of Death :

Thanks for your great comparison with the gods of IMMOLATION!!! Lois would probably suck your cock till the last drop of sperm for this comparison!!! Hahahahaha….
Now seriously, Lois vocals sound very similar to Ross Dolan’s voice. And I think this is one of the best points of our album “Woven in the book of Hate”, because vocal parts are more intense, dark and brutal, and the fact that SCENT OF DEATH has a soloist vocalist gave us a great liberty at the time to compose the new songs. On the MCD I recorded the vocal parts, but I’m fucking inept and I was not able to sing and play guitar at the same time with different lines for both instruments, hahaha… As I told you, I’m a fucking inept!!!
But I don’t think that the Lois joining SOD was the main reason. Perhaps one of the reasons … maybe. But most of the riffs were already composed when Lois entered and with his dark voice he support perfectly the dark ambient we wanted for this album. And the obscure production (but at the same time very clear, because you can identify all the riffs and instruments in all the songs of the album) makes the rest. In my opinion I think the main reason for the change is that we all love the IMMOLATION stuff, with their destructive riffs, their obscurity and of course their technique. IMMOLATION rules!!!
By the way, now that I have the chance, I’d like to send a big hello to your bloody mates in this carnage: Frank, Andi and Hacker. See you in hell, brothers!!!

Necromaniac:

How did things with your drummer get started? Is he still playing with BAALPHEGOR? I think so, right? Will he be available for you guys in the future? How do rehearsals work out, do you practise with a drum computer or does Alfred live close to you guys?

Scent of Death :

Well, to start with this question, I must say that Alfred is the drummer of BAALPHEGOR and BAALPHEGOR is his band. He will never leave BAALPHEGOR for playing with us of course. He only recorded our album as a session drummer, and maybe he will play with us in some shows when we need him. He has learned our songs for the recording, so he can play these songs live. But I have to admit that it is very difficult for both sides, because he lives 1000 kilometres away from us, and we cannot rehearse with him. And for playing live this fact means more money in concept of travelling, because we have to pay our four tickets and one more from a different place plus his salary. As you know in the underground scene, the money you get after a show is not a great amount of millions of euros (if you get some money at all!!!!), hehehe… But if we are offered to play a great show at a great festival, of course we’ll call him!!
For the moment we have played 5 shows with computer-programmed drums  and it blew most of the people away, because they couldn’t believe that a programmed drum could sound just as fucking great as a real drum. But at the end of some shows people asked us how the hell we did that drumming, which program we had used and so on … So, all you can hear on the album, with all the rhythm changes and breaks, is the sound of our drums on live shows. In fact, we give Alfred a copy for learning the songs and he satisfactorily copies all the parts of the songs in the way we had composed them with the drum machine. Of course he gives the songs his personal feeling, and this is the only thing that cannot be reproduced in a programmed drum: feeling!!! But we try to supply this feeling with our guitars and the rest of the instruments.
And to finish this question, of course he will record the next album if we call him. And we’ll be very proud if he does it, because he is the best drummer I have seen here in Spain ever. So it’s an honour for us to play with him. Please, check out his website and see his video clips to corroborate my words: www.alfredberengena.com.

Necromaniac:

Which part of Spain are you from anyway? I’m a dyslexic concerning geography, therefore I’ve never heard of Ourense before. Are there any fast food restaurant over there? If I’d visit you, what could we do for entertainment and to have fun? Would you pamper me by serving selfmade minced meat meals?

Scent of Death :

You have to go back to primary school to learn something about geography, my friend, hehehe…Anyway I’ll illustrate you… Ourense is located in the community of Galicia, which is just above Portugal, right at the North frontier, and with the Atlantic Ocean all round in the West and the North. See the map; it’s easy to find … Our geographic situation does not allow us to get all over Europe easily for playing live. We have to do about 900 kilometres just to leave Spain, hehehe…
    Ourense is a small city of 100.000 people, so there are not many interesting things to do. Once you have visited some monuments as Romanic bridges, cathedrals, monasteries, and some great natural canyons formed within thousands of years, you can leave yourself to drink some national beers as “Estrella Galicia” or “Voll-Damm”, mixed with real good wines as “Ribeiro” or “Valdeorras”. If this is not enough for you, you can try the coffee liqueur, exclusively produced in Ourense, with 40 grades of alcohol, but with a great taste. Finally, I am sure that you’ll be so drunk that you will be ready for your first gay experience!!!! Hahaha… And the next issue of NECROMANIAC ZINE after that experience will feature interviews with Oasis, Blur, Nickelback and more of that gay shit, hahaha…
    Now seriously, about food, you can eat “caldo gallego” or one “botelo”, and of course a big variety of fresh fish. That’s the advantage of living close to the open sea, hehehe… People in Madrid can never eat a very fresh fish, hahaha…

Necromaniac:

Is it difficult in your area to find a permanent drummer or is your solution just the most comfortable one for you?

Scent of Death :

Yes, you are right. We live in a small city and there’s a real lack of people who like extreme metal, so there are no good drummers here, and the people that play drums do not have the balls even to try it, although they like our music. The main problem for them is keeping up the blast-beat all throughout the song, hehehe… They are not able to maintain the double bass drum so fast at the same time with the snare… perhaps they should go to the gym…
Concerning the comfort thing, I can say that for us it is easier to use a programmed drum, because we do what we like and as we want it every time, and when we have to play live we don’t to carry around any drum stuff in the station wagon or even a complete drumkit, hehehe… And at the time we rehearse the sound for the show, we always sound the same way on each concert, the drums are always present and all the drum parts can be heard clearly. These are the advantages, but at the same time, we’d like to play again with a human drummer, because I am convinced that a band must be a group of persons playing all the instruments, and not with a machine between them. But we are forced to this situation, and of course we are not going to cancel any shows just because we can’t find a drummer. We love this fuckin music too much for quitting with the band, hehehe…

Necromaniac:

Your label Bloody Productions is also from Spain. How did business with them get started? As far as I can judge it the label boss Dani does some really good work for you guys and sends out a lot of promos. If it hadn’t been for him I would have probably heard of you guys a lot later then I did now. Is everything working out satisfactorily concerning label and CD? You are being complimented a lot by underground magazines.

Scent of Death :

Business … What a bad word!! Refering to the underground I don’t like this word at all, hehehe… Our relationship with Dani can be defined as friendship, in my opinion, because we do not obtain money from him. He only prints and distributes the album in collaboration with us. We usually update each other by phone to tell each other the things that are going on with the distribution, the promos sent to magazines and so on. But of course he works really hard, but at the same time very productive for the band, ever since he became the main promoter of the band worldwide, ok? But upon this, we are good friends.
About how the CD is working out, I can say that we have sent more than 100 promos to all magazines we know, and the reviews we got are all very good reviews, and that is mainly because of Dani’s work. But at the same time there are a lot of zines who still have not published the review, so we don’t know their opinion about the album. As you know perfectly in the world of printed magazines the delay is something usual, hahaha… If not, just look at your case, hahaha… How long have you been waiting for this fucking interview?? More than two months, hahaha… I suppose that if the two us meet some day, my genitals would be in a serious danger of being smashed, hahaha… Am I right?
And yes, for sure you would have received a copy of our album anyway, even if Dani hadn’t sent it to you. As we discussed in one e-mail, I would have contacted Michael for sending a promo to NECROMANIAC ZINE, but as he is no longer working with you, I would have found your address and contacted you anyway. But of course Dani is a fanatic of underground magazines and has known the NECROMANIAC for a long time.

Necromaniac:

Did you get any offers from other labels?

Scent of Death :

The first offer we had after the release of our MCD was from Necromance Records, also from Spain. We had no deadline date for the recording of the full album, so it was to be released when we felt ready to do so. But finally Necromance had some financial problems and after almost two years, he ceased to release more stuff. So at this point we contacted Dani of Bloody Productions offering him our new album. Of course he accepted at the very first moment, because he has been a good friend of the band for a lot of years and he had seen us live several times and liked our fucking shit a lot, hahaha … He does not offer us money, but he promised to move on with our work to every place on this planet. He only pays the printing of CD’s and the distribution worldwide, which is very hard work for only one guy behind Bloody Productions. Anyway we have distributed to a lot of copies between our contacts we achieved with the MCD. I can say that we collaborate together concerning the promotion of the album. But we have not received any other deal by another label. They lost the chance to release a fucking masterpiece of Brutal Death Metal, hahaha….

Necromaniac:

For now you still are pretty much of an insiders’ tip, but I’m sure that this will be different not too long from now and we will hear/read a lot about you guys in the near future. Personally, how would you judge your own music? If there is anybody who doesn’t compare you to IMMOLATION, then definitely that person doesn’t have any idea of what he is talking about. Musicians don’t like being compared to other bands because then they feel limited and dependent. What do you think about being compared to IMMOLATION? After all, this can be seen as a compliment?!

Scent of Death :

IMMOLATION rules!!! Those motherfuckers are gods!!! They are great musicians with great technical abilities for composing and structuring their songs. From my point of view, these are the strong points of IMMOLATION and that’s the reason we all like this band. So it sucks to us to be compared with IMMOLATION, and as I told you in a question above, the song “A thorn in the ‘Forehead of God” is mainly in the vein of IMMOLATION, but in the other songs there are much more elements that can not be compared with this band. Each song is formed by a lot of different riffs and in my opinion there are a lot of influences, such as DECAPITATED, MORBID ANGEL, HATE ETERNAL, NILE or even SUFFOCATION, to name some. But I have to admit that Lois’ vocals are very similar to Ross Dolan, but not intentionally, because we do not want an ultra-guttural voice for our music. And the fact that the production of the album is very dark and heavy helps to make that comparison, hehehe… But don’t worry, for us it’s a compliment!!
And about musicians… Do not like to be compared with other bands…Humm! So they’d have to explain how the fuck the reviewers of magazines are going to explain the music of their bands within a few lines and words. For reviewers I think it’s necessary to use comparisons to explain the music to the readers, don’t you think so? And aside from that, the bands members who say they have no influences from other bands, I think they are lying. So, tell all the metalheads that we play like IMMOLATION, hahaha… no problem!!!

Necromaniac:

You also recorded a cover version of MORBID ANGEL’s „Day of Suffering“. Most of the time MORBID ANGEL cover songs really suck, but your interpretation came out pretty good. Are there any other songs you are covering, which maybe you even play live?

Scent of Death :

Thanks a lot for your great words!!! Yes, I think this song is really great, because MORBID ANGELl are fucking bastards in playing their instruments. I think “Day of Suffering” is a song easy to remember, with the appropriate riffs for doing headbanging with no stop till your head bleeds profusely!!! And the most important thing is that it is a short song, easy to play and only two minutes of pure orgasmic pleasure, so we thought it was the perfect song for covering and included it as a hidden extra track on the album.
About the covers, yes, now we usually play another cover during the concerts. This is “Heartwork” from the gods CARCASS. This is a melodic piece, but we love it, because it’s an example of how a band should compose a song. I’m sure that in this moment you are thinking that this song does not fit well for a band like us, aren’t you? But this is the effect we want to get in our shows: to break the monotony of so brutal and technical songs as ours are. We could say that this cover is for our personal satisfaction and for the satisfaction of the public, hehehe…
And years ago, when Nuno was still playing drums in SCENT OF DEATH, we had another two covers, that with the pass of the years we decided to change: “Land of Tears” of PESTILENCE and “Dethroned Emperor” of CELTIC FROST. Do you like them? As you can see these songs are classics again and very different from our own compositions. And we like it this way, because we want to reserve the brutality and the technical abilities for our own songs, hahaha…

Necromaniac:

In the meantime you’ve already written two new songs „The Father’s Sins“ and „A Simple Twist of Fate“, I guess they will be on your next album. What can you tell us about these songs? Are they even more complex and destructive? Are they completely finished yet?

Scent of Death :

How the fuck do you know that? I’ll have to change my opinion about you guy, hahaha… With this question you have demonstrated to me that you are very professional!!! Hahaha….
Yes, these are two new songs for the new album. “The Father’s Sins” has already been finished some months ago including all the lyrics too. This song is very brutal and directly to your brain. I think it’s not too complex, but the main feature of this song is that the guitar riffs are very destructive and easy to remember. And the final part is a lot in the vein of ORIGIN. Drums are very very fast, so when Alfred records the new album on drums, he will have to use all his potential, hahaha… And about the vocals, they’re constant, with long lyrics… You must listen to it for judging.
“A Simple Twist of Fate” is still not finished, we have the beginning and the end of the song, but we need a central part to connect them to each other. But the total time of this song is about 3:30 minutes, so I think we’ll use two more riffs and the song will be ready to do the lyrics. This is an ultra-brutal song with a killer guitar solo upon a killer mid tempo riff with two guitar voices doing harmonics. In this song you’ll again find the influence of IMMOLATION in some riffs, hehehe… I think it is one of the best songs we have ever composed! You’ll like it a lot for sure!!
    But one thing you don’t know is that there is one more song almost finished. There is no title for it yet and the length of this song is more than 4 minutes. The complete song is at mid time, similar to the song “Woven in the Book of Hate”, and I think it’s in the vein of MORBID ANGEL. You’ll agree with me when you hear it. But for now it is all in Jorge’s mind, because the rest of the band didn’t have enough time to learn this song lately, hehehe…
    And there is one instrumental song of two minutes that was going to be included in “Woven…”, but in the end we didn’t record it because of the lack of money… That’s all about the new songs I can tell for now…

Necromaniac:

When did you write the material for „Woven…“? If you are so busy working on new material, the songs on this CD must be a little older already? Or are you trying to tell me that you are a hard-working band (haha)?

Scent of Death :

The stuff for “Woven...” was written all along three years of hard work!! Don’t you believe me? Hahaha… Now seriously… I’m telling is truth, these songs were written from 2002 to 2005, ok? This was a bad epoch for the band, because of the lack of a drummer for rehearsals, and we had to learn how to program a drum by computer, and what was the more difficult work: to write all the songs in the pentagram!! This work took us about a year, because we have 4 songs on the MCD, 7 on the CD and 2 covers. This means to write 13 songs in the computer, learn how to use the fucking program at the same time and spend time on rehearsals for learning new riffs for the new songs. If we haven’t left  the band at that time, we will never leave it!! This is the point that demonstrates that we are not a gay band, because we have our balls well placed, hahaha…

Necromaniac:

Are there any concrete plans for a second album yet? Will you keep working with Bloody Productions or have Earache already contacted you?

Scent of Death :

Yes, we have received offers from Nuclear Blast, Earache and Relapse, but we have refused them, hahaha….. They would pay millions of dollars for the new album, but we refused because we’d spend all that money with girls and bitches and the album would never be recorded, hahaha…
Well, to answer this question … we haven’t yet thought about what we’ll do with the next album. We are very proud for being with Bloody Productions, so I suppose we’ll continue with that label. We think it’s the appropriate one for an underground band like us. But for the moment we don’t want to spend our time thinking on it, and prefer to compose the best songs we can for the album. As I told you, there are three new songs composed and an instrumental one, and probably we’ll re-record one of the songs of our MCD, as we did with “Entangled in Hate”. We think those songs are good and they deserve to be re-recorded again with the best sound possible. But for now we still have not decided which song will be the chosen one. On the other hand, the inclusion of one of these songs on the new album will create a variety on it, because I consider that these songs are really different from the new ones. And that’s what we are looking for: variety, ok? We don’t want to create a monotonous album. That’s all I can say for the moment.

Necromaniac:

I usually don’t ask questions concerning the lyrics and concept of a band, this really bothers me in other interviews, it’s just not very interesting. It’s not that I don’t give a shit what a band is talking about, I just think it’s boring if bands and journalists go on talking about the meaning of lyrics endlessly. Allright, you got 2 sentences to explain your lyrics and concept … GO!

Scent of Death :

SCENT OF DEATH’s lyrics are mainly anti-religions (every religion should deserve our hate). They tell about fanaticism, mental alienation, the lack of identity of people who follow some kind of religion, the false gods created by human being … But there are some “gore” lyrics as in “Extreme Body Modification”… Judge by yourself!!

Necromaniac:

Aside from the large IMMOLATION share, various other influences can be heard in your music as well, such as GORGUTS, MORBID ANGEL, HATE ETERNAL, DECAPITATED, to name just a few. What influences would you state if being asked? What other bands do you listen to aside from the Death Metal sector? Have you heard the latest CD’s of MELEKTAUS or DRAWN AND QUARTERED? Both of them are brilliant, aside from old school deathers MORTEM, for me they are two of the best CD’s I’ve heard lately.

Scent of Death :

Arghhh!!! Yes, you are an intelligent reviewer, my friend, you know what you’re listening to! These bands have been a great influence for us and since from the first moment they belonged to our favourite bands, and their CD’s are always in our CD-players. I think these bands are technical and brutal as hell, and that’s the reason we like them, and the reason why they are an influence for us. But we do not try to copy their style of music, ok? If you think that all these bands have influenced us, then you should think about the difficulty of taking parts in the vein of each band and putting them together in a song with coherence. This means a lot of composition work. And of course I could name some other bands in the fucking list of influences, such as SUFFOCATION, BEHEMOTH, NILE or even CANNIBAL CORPSE in some tapping parts … In the same song you’ll find a great variety of riffs, so we can say that the influences on each song are different…
Aside from Death Metal, I like different kinds of music, like some guitar players as Steve Vai and Joe Satriani, some Black Metal bands like EMPEROR, crossing from old Heavy Metal as JUDAS PRIEST or IRON MAIDEN and Thrash Metal as KREATOR and SLAYER. I like some other bands as NEVERMORE, DREAM THEATER, OPETH, PLANET X, and many more aside from Death Metal. But each member of the band likes their own bands, hehehe… For example Lois likes a lot the most unholy Black Metal like BEHERIT, TAAKE … Jorge plays piano as well and he likes classic music, and Carlos is a fanatic of the old SLAYER-stuff.
And to finish the question, I have not heard DRAWN AND QUARTERED’s last album, so I cannot give my opinion, but I have the last CD of MELEKTAUS and I think it is one of the best brutal Death Metal albums I have heard lately. They remind me of NILE a lot, but with different lyrics, among other influences. MORTEM’s last album is also great, in the old school vein.

Necromaniac:

I think you have already played some shows in Spain, but outside of your home country things don’t look that good or am I wrong? Is there any show you are especially proud of and which you remember more than others?

Scent of Death :

I think one of the best shows we have done was one of the last ones, at the Brutal As Hell Fest III in Vigo, Spain. It was on 19th November 2005, and we played in front of 217 people. It was one of the best in my opinion, because I think it offered a total massacre of Brutal Death, with a great sound and execution. And outside of Spain we have played in Portugal three times, the first one at the Steel Warriors Rebellion Fest with bands as ENTHRONED, DAMNABLE, INTERNAL SUFFERING and so on, all together there was a total of 25 bands. It was a great show although we played only about 30 minutes, but I remember it because of the nice time we spent with all the bands, and the alcoholocaust we suffered, hahaha…. Of course our pending signature is to play in the rest of Europe, but this is another question, hehehe…

Necromaniac:

What are you guys up to aside from the band? I guess you are working normal jobs and most likely spending 99 % of your free time for the band, right? Are there any obscure hobbies or addictions you’re into? I like building little prison camps using clothes-pins (not really!) … what about you?

Scent of Death :

We have different jobs. Jorge works as a piano teacher at the conservatory of music here in Ourense, Carlos works in a wood factory, I’m an industrial engineer and Lois is studying history at the university. This is what we do with our fucking daily lives, hahaha… Obscure hobbies… Hummm! Yes, we like to sodomize bitches with inverted crosses on their cunts!!!! Hahaha… I think that’s more amusing than building prison camps with clothes-pins, hahaha….
Yes, you are right with our free time. We spend all the free time with SCENT OF DEATH, not only for rehearsals, but playing guitar at home, composing songs at home, working on the drum parts on the computer, answering interviews or e-mails, doing promo packs for magazines, going to the post office to send the pack, and many other activities concerning the band. As you know this sometimes is hard work and it takes a lot of time.

Necromaniac:

Allright Master Bernardo, that’s almost it, how did you like my questions? Too many standard ones? Too childish? Too facile? Review me (haha)! One last thing … please give me your opinion on the new CD’s of ORIGIN (US), BREATH FOR MASSACRE (CAN), DROWNING (FRA), SARCOLYTIC (US) and guess what … IMMOLATION! Take care and thanks for taking the time to answer my questions!

Scent of Death :

This is a fucking great interview and the proof is that the answers are very long and I think your interview is the largest one I have ever answered, with not only standard questions and a great sense of humor that I try to respect with the answers. Hope not to bore anybody with them, ok? I have had a nice time answering it and hope you and all the motherfuckering readers of NECROMANIAC ZINE had a good time with it, ok?
I have listened to the new ORIGIN-album “Echoes of Decimation” and I think it’s a killer album and this band is one of the best in the brutal Death Metal scene nowadays. But perhaps I prefer their second album “Informis Infinitas Inhumanitas”, because it’s more varied in the parts, hehehe… And I’m sorry, but I have not listened to the latest albums of the other bands you stated. And about IMMOLATION, I have to say that for me it’s a mediocre album, because I get the impression that it was composed very fast, and for my likeness in some of the songs they have included some parts that are near to the thin line of being ridiculous, as for example the song that starts with a drum part: for me this part is too cheerful, and just as this one I think there are more parts like that all along the album which makes the album lose the normal darkness known from IMMOLATION’s previous albums. Do you know what I mean? The album is good, but not as good as “Unholy Cult”, in my opinion…
Ok, my friend, that’s all for now (and enough!!! Hahaha….). Thank you very much for this great interview and for your endless support with SCENT OF DEATH. To all the maniacs who read this interview, please check out our website at: www.scentofdeath.com and download a full mp3 song at high quality of the new album and judge by yourself, or leave some blasphemies in our HateBook. For contacting the band, please write to info@scentofdeath.com or scentdeath@yahoo.es See you in hell motherfuckers!!!!!!!!!

Interview: Thomas