Metal heads might look and sound a bit snobbish sometimes when talking about music but they are definitely much deeper in their dedication than any indie music or hip-hop fans. And they are more willing to accept you in their brotherhood too, if you just share the same passion for music. You can definitely feel it when you come to the festivals like South Park.
When we started Masterplan with Jorn a lot of people had warned me to be careful saying that he was very difficult . That he was never happy or satisfied with things. I think that the only thing that he really was concentrated on was trading on a solo career called Jorn.
With my fears allayed and set aside I’m happy to say that Masterplan are as fresh as always and have released an album just as strong as their past releases. The jury is still out as to whether Novum Initium is their best album ever, but it’s certainly strong enough to be as good as the rest. With a master craftman like Roland Grapow at the helm of the sound and songs there should be little concern as to their future.
I guess I wanted to go back to basics, that’s all really. The guys
are great guys, I have known them for many years but sometimes people
grow in different directions. They always stayed in that German power
metal kind of bubble I would say. Not to say that in a negative
way, that is their trademark and they wanted to keep that. I think I am
more of a free bird somehow
Quantity rather than the quality of the actual music. That’s what i think happened in the old era, Ronnie was a part of that and that’s also why
a band could put only the best eight,nine or ten tracks on an album….
My first couple of trips through this new record left me a little underwhelmed I must say, but after a few more listens and getting familiar with a few of the tracks it really did grow on me.