Decaying is an aspiring Finnish band that walks the paths forged by the likes of Bolt Thrower and Asphyx. Matias Nastolin gave us a piece of his time to answer some questions.
Who are you and what do you do in your band?
Matias Nastolin – Guitars, Vocals
When/where was your band formed?
The band was formed 2010 in Helsinki, Finland.
Why did you choose to play Death Metal?
Back in 2010 we wanted to form a death/doom band with Otu (guitars 2010-2011). After the first two songs were written the band’s genre refined into mid tempo death metal with doom influences. Death metal was the thing we wanted to do at that point – and it still is.
How do you compose your music? Does only one guy do everything or does everyone contribute?
Most of the material is written by me. Our guitarist Henri has written some tracks as well. We don’t usually write the material at the rehearsals, but we are always careful with the stuff so there’s no bad feelings afterwards.
Tell us about your lyrics, writing, inspiration etc.
The band’s theme has been war, especially military history since the beginning. So far it’s been the only theme which ”feels right” for the band and I’m comfortable with writing such lyrics. History is a fascinating subject and the misery and reality of warfare suits this kind of mid-tempo death metal. I don’t like to write meaningless lyrics so there’s lots of effort put into the lyrics.
Is there an ideology behind your band?
No. We want to make music and be honest. We want to improve and I’m going to keep doing this as long as it feels right!
How do you see the state of Death Metal music these days in your country and in general?
Lots of bands around. There’s more bands active than there is demand for them, I think. In Finland there’s quite many good bands nevertheless so the situation seems ok.
What are your long term plans as a band? What do you want to achieve?
We’re going to write music and stay active.
Name an other Death Metal band from your country that everyone should hear.
Here’s some: Krypts, Gorephilia, Solothus, Lantern, Worthless and Lie In Ruins.
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