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Realized at: 15th, January 2016
 

"I love blast beats and speed but sometimes you need to have that contrast in sound to really accentuate it..."

 

1. Since your inception in 2008, you've got a long hiatus period. Tell us a bit about the early days of BARROWS and any difficulties you found in establishing yourselves in the Canadian scene.

We started off with our friend Allan on drums and we had completed our first demo in 2010.  During this time Allan was diagnosed with a medical condition which made him to decide to give up drumming.  He's probably our #1 fan still.  We filled his spot with Joey who I'd previously played in a band with.  We basically hit restart and the only song we carried forward with us was River Blindness.  Even to this day I wouldn't say we've established ourselves in Canada.  It's a big country with some big time talent.

2. You plays basically brutal death metal with a huge dose of grindcore. Cattle Decapitation seems to be a constant on your music. What can you tell us about the strongest influences?

All of us have our own influences.  Cattle Decap is a big one for Lee and Joey amongst others.  I'd also include bands like Gorgasm, Cephalic Carnage and one of my favs, Immolation.  Gotta love having some groove in there once and a while.

3. August (2015) has seen the release of your full-length, "Swine Race" on Inverse Records. How has the album been received so far?

Well, we haven't had any reviews yet that absolutely bash us so I'll take that as a positive.  We didn't know what to expect really, as this was all uncharted territory for us, and considering the style of music we play and the fact that there's hundreds of other bands out there that play a similar style I've been happy with the reception.  Of course, it's hard to reach a lot of people when you don't tour and basically rely solely on an oversaturated internet for exposure.

4. This is a question that I often ask simply because I’ve never ever been in that position. What is it like to release an album? What kind of emotions runs through you?

I personally was super proud of myself and the rest of the guys in the band.  There was a ton of hours put into this and I've since gained a whole new appreciation for bands when they put out new material. It's been a few months since it's been released and I'm still stoked on how awesome it all turned out; from the packaging to the sound it's all pretty surreal. 

5. The new album is crushing and blasting, from start to finish. But there’s also a great deal of memorable mid paced and slow parts in the songs. Was that a conscious effort or just something that happened as the songwriting progressed?

It just kinda happened.  I inadvertently tend to write a lot of weird timing riffs that have a slower pace to them.  I try to draw from a wide range of bands as well.  I'll listen to the songs and be like "yeah, I was listening to alot of Coffinworm when we wrote that".

6. The vocals are very well done, both grunt and fiercing as hell. How much work did you put into the vocals on this album or does it just come naturally at this point in your career?

Lee is a crazy good vocalist and I love his vocal patterns plus he's a beast live. He put a lot of time into them. After he laid down all the tracks I picked out a couple things there to double up or change up but overall that's all him!

7. If there is one thing you want to come across to the listener when listening to Barrows what is it and why?

I'd love for the listeners to be able to appreciate the amount of variety in our music.  Sure, there's tonnes of blasting and brutality, but I feel every song has it's own sound.  I feel way too many metal bands these days you couldn't decipher track 1 from track 4 if your life depended on it.

8. What are some other genres of death metal that you listen to and what particular styles can you just not listen to?

I like to think I'm pretty open minded when it comes to music.  I love bands like Dead Congregation, Inquisition and Drudkh who can create such huge atmospheres without adding keyboards or synths.  I've never been a huge fan of bands who use keyboards, just sounds cheesy to me.

9. If you were forced to place your band on a scale of other Death/Grind bands where would you end up?

How pompous do I want to sound... haha.  I really do think we created something awesome that holds its own compared to most other death/grind bands.  But at the same time bands like Gorgasm, Crackwhore, and Cephalic Carnage will always reign supreme in my mind.

10. Recently I’ve discovered a whole new side to the Canadian metal scene not known to me before. With the strange population density that is Canada how do you go about building a metal scene and attain followers?

You probably have to do a pile of shows and tour, which we've unfortunately never had the chance to do.  We're from a city of 60,000 so you can imagine how much we rely on the internet. 

11. Can we speak of a Canadian death metal sound? What in your opinion set Barrows apart from the rest?

Our ability to let our songs breath and add different dynamics to our music.  I love blast beats and speed but sometimes you need to have that contrast in sound to really accentuate it.  

12. The last word is yours. What would you like to say to those who support you and by extension the readers of The Pain Fucktory?

Thank you for the interview! We appreciate anyone who takes the time out of there day to check us and our tunes out and an even bigger thanks to those who've bought a cd, merch or who's come to one of our shows.  That being said, in the past month we've actually split up and gone our own ways.  Me and Lee started a rock band with me on bass and him on drums.  Gotta try new things, right?!

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