Ein Gesicht zu schnüren
The third album "Inactive Theocracy" of the French dissonance artists REVERENCE isn't merely another consequent step in the musical creational force. Singer and guitarist I. Luciferia also appreciates the invitation for a talk and gives us a deeper insight with regard to contents this time.
Already the title "Inactive Theocracy"
leads us directly into the concept of the album. "Whatever the manner of death, religion - contrary to what it
proclaims - does not help the spirit of the deceased, not knowing what it can really be after physical death, leaving
the soul to itself. In the concept itself, nobody can prove with certainty if there is something or not after death. It's
just a point of view, a personal faith." A faith which provokes literally the whole spectre of intense emotions,
be it rage, hate, grief or helplessness. And all these facets find their ways into "Inactive Theocracy", which differs
audibly from its predecessor. "All our albums should be a unique vision of the era in which they
are composed. We wanted to make an album more violent and complex while seeking to blacken the atmosphere, the strongest
draw to the bottom. Same thing for the sound production, we wanted a natural and deep sound but with a modern and
powerful side. It's unnecessary to make an album like the previous..."
In 2007 REVERENCE release "Chamber Of Divine Elaboration", a work which literally breathes urban decrepitude. Anno 2010
the attention is obviously drawn more towards mental decay. "Chamber of Divine Elaboration"
is a very black album, modern and urban, asking of feelings of our actual life. "Inactive Theocracy" refers to what might
really be life after death, rejecting the ideas that religions spread on the subject, talking about all phases: the last
breath of life, the passage through the world of the dead, its elevation and its findings, research, its feelings which
become the body of the deceased." Fitting the conceptual background the photo session is held in a cathedral
this time. "The theme of the album is life after death, we are at the center of a spirital subject.
Having the photo session in the cathedral was important in order to keep the visual and spiritual atmosphere."