Bands like Sentient Horror are here to prove that borders, distance and time is something, we, the people create, only for causing trouble to ourselves. New Jersey is as close to Sweden as 2017 is sounding so early 90’s as well. If you don’t believe me you should check their debut Ungodly Forms to make you change your mind.

Hello and welcome to Metal Invader. Congratulations on your new album “Ungodly Forms” . How do you feel about the album yourselves?

Great. I’m very proud of it. I turned out exactly as I hoped it would!

The record has a rather typical artwork. Why you’ve chosen such a common artwork, is music most important for you? Βy the way I like the album cover…

We had asked Patrik Tegnander to design something that fit with the title of the record. So, with Ungodly Forms it makes you think some bizarre, otherworldly sort of creature or thing. Sort of Lovecraftian maybe? It’s a common device used on death metal records for sure, like Altars of Madness or Dark Recollections, but I think it suits the record well!

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Where do you draw your musical and non musical influences from?

Besides the obvious bands for our style, I’d have to say my biggest influences are Edge of Sanity, Gorefest, Death, Carcass, etc. I’m also very much influenced by traditional/classic metal like King Diamond/Mercyful Fate, Judas Priest, and Black Sabbath. Also, I’m a big fan of progressive rock bands like Genesis, King Crimson, and Rush. Non musical… I love B horror movies, Tales from the Crypt, Lovecraft, etc. ever since I was a kid I really liked all that creepy and campy horror movie stuff.

“Ungodly forms” was mixed by Damian Herring (Horrendous) and mastered by Dan Swanö. How easy is to work with a famous producer? How did you found him anyway?

I emailed Unisound about mastering the demo that we released as Sentience. Dan really liked what we were doing so I asked him if he would master the full length and he said yes. Dan is a gigantic inspiration for me as a songwriter and vocalist, so it’s a really big honor to hear him say such nice things about what Sentient Horror are doing!

How much did you spend on writing and putting together your debut album? Were there any unfortunate events along the way?

I think in total we got all the songs finished up in the span of about six months, which is a little longer than I usually take. In the process we wound up splitting with our original drummer and rhythm guitarist, but fortunately we found replacements relatively fast with Ryan Cardoza (drums) and Jon Lopez (guitar). All the rhythm guitars on the record were recorded by Tom (our original rhythm guitarist).

Have you already written any material for a sophomore release?

I’m starting to come up with some riffs here and there but nothing too concrete. I wish I could say more, but I don’t want to make any false predictions or promises about the music. It usually takes me a few songs to get into the groove of the writing process again, and then I can start to see the shape the album will take from there.

Have you already written any material for a sophomore release?

I’m starting to come up with some riffs here and there but nothing too concrete. I wish I could say more, but I don’t want to make any false predictions or promises about the music. It usually takes me a few songs to get into the groove of the writing process again, and then I can start to see the shape the album will take from there.

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You have very strong elements of the Scandinavian death metal scene of the 90’s, do you consider that era the best in terms of the music released back then?

There is just something about the aesthetic of the early 90s Stockholm scene that really appeals to me. I really like the mix of punk/death n roll kind of riffing with the very haunting melodies and atmosphere. Plus in my mind, you don’t beat that chainsaw guitar tone; It is the perfect death metal guitar sound to me.

Which are the 5 non death metal albums you bought recently?

Good question! Because I like to go back and fill out my classic rock collection a lot… let’s see… The Beatles – Sgt. Peppers, Queen – A Night at the Opera, Uriah Heep – Demons & Wizards, Paul Gilbert – I Can Destroy, and I also finally got Genesis – Foxtrot on vinyl, but I’ve been listening to that since I was like ten years old!

Are there any plans in the near future for the band touring outside the States?

I Wish I could say there was, but unfortunately not yet! I would love to get an offer for us to play Europe for sure!

Thank you very much for your time, the last comments is yours!

Thanks so much for reading and checking out Ungodly Forms!