Greek prog rockers release long awaited sophomore album.
Concept albums are not a dead format.
11/28/2017 – Rise, Evolve. These are the creedo of Mother of Millions. Based out of Athens, Greece, the prog metal outfit has been around for quite awhile. During this time they have maintained a solidified line up. Their newest album is a self proclaimed and un-ashamed ‘concept album’. The long play format of ‘thinking man’s rock’ is not a new idea, but the vast canvas on which it allows the musicians to paint provides profound opportunities for creativity.
Taking a few precious days of ‘down time’ after their recent European tour, we caught up with Mother of Millions to dig deeper into the subject of concept albums, as well as their concepts of music and life. The results were insightful.
The word “concept” describes a unified work, in terms of lyrics, musical themes and visual art, not necessarily as a rock opera. We are a bit obsessed with presenting a work that has something more to add as a whole. I think that bands which compose concept albums, will find a way to adjust to this new age of constant rush, since people still have the need to be told stories. Amongst my favorite concept albums are: The Wall by Pink Floyd, Metropolis Pt.2 by Dream Theater, De-loused in the Comatorium by The Mars Volta, Aqualung by Jethro Tull, Be by Pain of Salvation.
Can you describe the process how MoM composes and arranges your songs?
Mediterranean food I guess, hahaha.
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