Italian metal group BAD As re-enter the ring with their 3rd full-length album Crucified Society
released worldwide on March 17th via Sliptrick Records. With their
young, fascinating capable talent on vocals, Dio-alike Mattia Martin,
deliver an immense well working mix out of the genre’s proved,
traditional elements with a highly crispy, decent modern touch!
what the band had to say about the release; “We have tried to produce
something new in our ears and, we hope, numerous listeners. The genre of
the band has had some changes compared to past albums. The band started
their musical career inspired by the trash metal with names like
Metallica and Megadeth, passing through more melodic and alternative
genres such as Alter Bridge and Disturbed and mixing it all with
something more sparkling like the Whitesnake and Queensryche. With this
album we are trying to move forward with a step that we hope is worth
being recognized and listened to. During the production a lot of things
happened inside the band, both good and bad personal things for
everyone. So many of our reflections have been expressed and we fully
see ourselves within these passages. We are happy with our songs and
whether emotional or pissed, we write about everything we live and feel
an iconically strong genre, but to write it you don’t just have to be
angry, on the contrary, personally I think we have to “survive” a little
or suffer and then take out something really powerful in the music!
Music is not formed only by musicians and genres, but from personal
lives, happy and sad occasions, this is what gives it it’s real merit.
cover depicts a future society that we can define as cyberpunk, those
who show off do it big! And as you can see from the image itself, the
people underneath the cross don’t try to save the crucifix, but cover it
with videos and photos to be used to get noticed .. also to say “but
look at that kind of jerk” but the concept final is visibility. It fully
epitomizes what the song that gives the title to the album says.”
Track by track by Mattia (lead vocalist): Crucified Society:
It speaks of a society now compromised by the world of social networks.
Where the population is the victim of a System, in which fame is the
only way to be recognized and collecting “likes”, and therefore the
esteem of others. The world collapses under this lifestyle and, not
realizing it, people end up making absurd gestures to be hated and
loved, aspired and envied, advancing in the rank of society with the
sole purpose of image. Dignity is less and less and nothing personal and
innovative is created, self-destructing. As the name of the song itself
says, the “Society of the Crucifixes” is where everyone tries to find
the best way to appear, ending all martyrs of themselves.
The song only speaks of a love affair that ended badly. Where the
partner, still in love, ends up in desperation and time. (I was inspired
by Deep Purple’s Speed King)
The track speaks of the fall of nature, of pollution. What could happen
by continuing to fight against our ecosystem that could collapse on
We always talk about society, where the image of a person is
everything, but generally neglects his own inner being. Time passes and
it takes very little to notice the reality and the falsity of this type
of person. Time unites and divides.
It is a reference to heaven vs hell. Where Lucifer is not always taken
for evil. Giving a little glory to those looking for reasons and
A song for those who suffer and are caught by moments of life where
they can no longer communicate. A kind of encouragement to live life in a
very bad way.
In short words? A sorcerer pissed off with those who tried to kill him.
The wheel turns for everyone, when you notice your mistakes sometimes
you have only one chance to recover.
Let’s start to think again about humanity. Personally, I am not a
philanthropist, but I seriously hope that someone can improve their
lives and that of others with a little justice and just thought.
A reflexive song with a funny nuance. He talks about his dreams and his
ambitions that lead to “risk” in life to get to a next step. But the
truth is that only those who are truly worthy and courageous can get
there. Having to deal first with the three famous monkeys, here deified,
I do not hear, I do not see or speak. One of the five songs written by
Alberto that I personally love.
And here we are at the last portion of the album. This last passage
describes a moment of depression, insecurity when the only thing you see
in your life is the end. The absence or loss of something on which you
have bet too much or too little can lead to an emotional discomfort not
easy to deal with. I’m not a psychologist but surely during the
composition of this album I found myself, I lived it personally, so I
tried to faithfully reinterpret this wonderful piece, written by
Alberto, in the best possible way.
Crucified Society | Released on March 17th, 2020 via Sliptrick Records
Track listing: 01.
Crucified Society | 02. Endless Race | 03. Free Falling | 04. Divided |
04. Mind Kind | 05. Freedom | 06. Final Night | 07. Believe | 08. Truth
| 09. Blackened Tornado
BAD As are: Mattia Martin – Vocals | Alessio “Lex” Tricarico – Guitars | Alberto Rigoni – Bass | Marino De Bortoli – Drums