Sunday, April 27, 2014

Synyster Gates: "We were really influenced by bands like..."

Synyster Gates was interviewed by Loudwire, here's an excerpt:

Can you talk more about the band’s songwriting process?

Well, songs like ‘Brompton Cocktail’ or ‘Afterlife,’ those are very much Jimmy sitting down with a guitar. Everybody comes from that punk-rock background, everybody has a guitar. So it made sense, I knew it was going to be guitar-oriented. And when we started writing, we all liked the dueling guitars. Everything had to be harmonized. You listen to ‘City of Evil’ and it’s just layers and layers of harmonies. We were really influenced by bands like Queen and Mr. Bungle and all of their harmonies, and that really comes through in the music.

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