at: 01st, October 2014
"We had a great response from the audience! The most common positive feedback we had about ‘’Our Blessing’’ was maybe the catchy riffs, great solos and the feels provided by the intro."
It has been 3 years since your formation and one EP release
on your hands. How would you like to describe that journey?
That’s a good question. If we had to use one word to describe our journey from the start to ‘’Our Blessing’’, it would probably be : Evolution. Because at the start, the first 3 members (Dominic, Antoine and Nicolas) were doing pop-rock covers and each member who joined after them added something new, making the band into what we are now.
Despite it´s the only release produced in that long period
I opine you have delivered a very well produced work, with
a clear production and with all perfect ingredients
(passing from melodic passages to fast and raw moments,
crossing for melancholic and epic moments). How
long time it took to record it and in what manner you wrote
ideas for this material? Are you working all together as a
band, or somebody comes up with finished songs?
Everything was recorded in the summer of 2013. Our compositions are mainly composed by Marc-Antoine (lead guitar), the drums are composed by Dominic and the lyrics are written by David.
do you find your sound? Do you take a whole bunch of
influences and mix them together to make it your brew?
It’s very hard for a band to find his own sound. ‘’Our Blessing’’ contains our first songs ever written (3 / 4 were written while Félix (keyboards) and David (singer) were not in the band). That’s why we don’t think ‘’Our Blessing’’ really represent our sound, but we are still proud of it. Individually, we all have our influence. The next album will contains way more diversity. From glorious power metal to torturous black metal influences, it will be a blast!!
do you think that is most important criterion for you
assessing the value of an release? Is it your personal
feeling and knowledge about the album, the press, the
response of the audience etc? Also, when it is the safest
time spot to evaluate it?
It really depends. The response of the audience is a big factor, because it’s a ‘’prejudice’’ for someone who hasn’t listened the release yet. It could greatly influence someone, but the true value of a release is hidden in the personal feelings, because everyone has its own definition of what is good and what isn’t.
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?
To reach new followers, the best way to do is probably the concept of ear-to-ear. Obviously, our first fans were friends. But with the help of our friends, we have reached a few show bookers. Since that time, we do some bigger shows and we attained more people. But in our actual situation, we are working for the next release. So, we are trying to balance between doing shows and working for the album.
cities like Toronto and Montreal on one side and Vancouver
and Edmonton on the other you have pretty strong metal
scenes but there are tons of small tons in-between that are
starving for metal. Are these places just as important in
reaching when you tour?
Of course these cities are important for us. But if we want to be realistic, we will have to tour and get closer of all the province of Quebec first, because it’s where we’re from.
we speak of a Canadian death metal sound? What in your
opinion set SACRIFICED ALLIANCE apart from the rest?
We don’t know what exactly the Canadian death metal sound is haha. We have some great death metal bands like Kataklysm, Cryptopsy and Beyond Creation, but they all have their own sound. What could set Sacrificed Alliance apart from the rest of the death / melodic death metal scene… just listen and see by yourself ;). But in our opinion, we think it’s the way we cross the glorious moments along with despair moments.
back about your release "Our Blessing", how was
the response the band gain so far? If possible share with us
some positive and negative feedback towards this EP?
We had a great response from the audience! The most common positive feedback we had about ‘’Our Blessing’’ was maybe the catchy riffs, great solos and the feels provided by the intro. If we talk about a negative feedback we had, it would probably be (and we agree with it) the repetitions in some songs, like Journey to Utopia or Sacrificed Alliance.
are some of your interests, occupations and hobbies outside
of composing sick
We are all studying at College and working, so... we are pretty busy. But the best hobby we have in common is chilling with some good music and beer. Because no great story start with a salad!
more questions my friend. Just thanks for your time and good
luck for your future plans. Closing is yours…
Brace yourself, something big is coming!