Patriarch - Mankind - The Virus
2008

With: Fred Mylemans [guitar], Ortwin Lietaert [vocals]
Conducted by: Thryce (e-mail)
Published: 04.02.2009


01. The Visitors
02. Mankind - The Virus
03. How Far
04. Drowning In Madness
05. No One Wins
06. Broken White
07. Rise Of A Nation
08. Enemy
09. Inside
10. Legion
01. The Visitors

Ortwin: This is a song about an alien invasion in a remote farm somewhere in the American Midwest - alien invasions only seem to happen in America - and how the different characters react to the same event. The voice-over you hear halfway through the song is actually the original broadcast by ABC the day after the crash of '47 in Roswell - New Mexico.


02. Mankind - The Virus

Ortwin: Every evening when I watch the news, I kinda come to the same conclusion. The world would be a much better place without people. A small percentage of the population are really trying to make a difference, most people don't give a shit. And a very small but very rich minority are deliberately destroying the planet and get even richer doing so. The whole lumber industry in Africa is in the hands of a few French barons who don't give shit about the fact that they are destroying the planets lungs. The technology to produce an electric car that is as reliable as today's petrol driven vehicles has been around for half a century, but not until the last barrel of crude oil is pumped out of the ground, electric cars will have a mass production. Everyone interested should download "Who killed the electric car?" on the internet. It's a hallucinating little film.


03. How Far

Fred: The lyrics for this song were written by our former manager Geert Baelus, with some small adjustments by Ortwin. My personal interpretation of these lyrics is trying to talk/reach some entities... This song also appeared on our mini-cd "Deity".


04. Drowning In Madness

Ortwin: I wrote those lyrics in half an hour time after watching "28 Days Later". Great film.


05. No One Wins

Ortwin: The everyday struggle to be a better person than I actually am (a struggle which I tend to lose most of the time).

Fred: This was the first song that our other guitar player Ronny Clé wrote for Patriarch.


06. Broken White

Ortwin: Imagine that your life becomes so dull that you cannot appreciate the beauty of color anymore. Everything washes down to shades of gray. I tried to get into the head of a very depressed person and write some lyrics about how they must feel.

Fred: Also a song composed by Ronny.


07. Rise Of A Nation

Ortwin: "Rise Of A Nation" was a song that was finished for quite some time but had no lyrics. When the deadline for the album came closer I really had to do something about it. One night at a rehearsal I said laughingly: "what would the guys from Manowar pen down to this melody". Then it all fell into place. In ten minutes time I had all the words written down. We still call it our Manowar song.


08. Enemy

Ortwin: I went to an exhibition about the First World War. The pictures of the trenches had such an impact on me that I couldn't get them out of my head for days. I just had to write a song about that, et voila...


09. Inside
Fred: Lyrics written by me, handling about leaving reality behind in a dreamworld.


10. Legion

Ortwin: I'm a total X-Files and Millennium addict. Lance Henriksen had an enemy that kept attacking him throughout the series, a beautiful woman that was actually a demon. She was called Legion, hence the songtitle.


 




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