This song incorporates clean type appreciated chords played with distortion, and I can tell you that I was very inspired from acoustic guitar when I was composing the song. The verse is very in your face and they sound even cooler with the addition of some melodic lines behind it. The clean acoustic break in the middle of the song was just composed in one take, when we needed to add an acoustic theme, I just played this and it naturally fit with the overall feeling of the song.
Lots of different chord variations here except the usual fifths that all metal bands are using. Minor 7 and sus 2 chords for an example. You need to play alternate picking on the beginning of the song with palm muting and then down picking with your right hand, combined with alternate thrash picking on the verses. The pre chorus section is one my favorite themes of the song and I’m playing alternate picking riffs behind the melody that on the end of the section becomes powerful triplets riffing.
Here is our new music video, This song contains all the Nightrage signature riffs and has those brutal riffs against ethereal melodies, the kind of thing that we are always using on our music. We filmed this video during the last Greek tour we did, and the place was at Eightball club in Thessaloniki – Gabriel Psaltakis was the director. He came there with 5 different cameras and a nice crew, and did an awesome job.
Delirium Of The Fallen has a lot of cool chords and a kind of Thin Lizzy vibe on the way the melodies combines with the chords, I’m using major minor triads and also wide vibrato on the way that I’m playing the melodies, kind of reminiscent of how Adrian Smith of Iron Maiden and old Alex Scolnick used to do on the old Testament albums.
There is also an acoustic break in the middle of the song that Apollo Papathanasio from Firewind makes a nice vocal guest appearance on and then the leads breaks in.
Thanks to my friends at Seumour Duncan and the Blackouts active pickups, I’m able to produce this nice and warm in your face metal sound.”