David Ellefson of Megadeth – Opening Coffee Shop is Synonymous with the Creative Musician Lifestyle!
In the early days of Megadeth we had success in spite of ourselves [laughing]. We were young, wild, and rocking hard but there came a point in the 90’s when we realized we had to change our lifestyle and how we operated.
I always have hesitations about comparing other bands to DEATH (the band, not the genre), because if other people don’t hear the comparison, they quite often want to shoot you down, but there is definitely an old-school vibe coming out of this disc, and occasionally the band do sound like DEATH and then at other times I hear some CYNIC and also the rare instances that almost border on grindcore, but only for a few seconds here and there…
Stamina describe themselves as a Melodic/Progressive Metal band and first of all I have to admit that they don’t feel like a Prog band to me. The songwriting is not that tricky and complex, it’s more straight-forward Metal with lots of catchiness, so I see this band more in the Melodic Metal corner.