Album Of The Week
'Pale Communion' - Opeth
I think a lot of Voyager’s lyrics, especially now, are a little bit more positive; maybe that’s the frame of mind that I’m certainly in. A lot of it is about looking at the world with a sense of wonder, trying to understand what it’s all about, and why we do things, why we get together with friends in the middle of the night and get up to watch a game of people hitting a ball from one side to the other in Brazil. Why do we do that?
I’m not good at fantasy storytelling or any of that sort of stuff. So a lot of it is personal in the first person (ie ME), and a lot of it is imagining situations which people might be faced with and writing from their perspective. So not all songs are about me and my feelings.. You can guess which ones ARE.
Metalheads aren’t metalheads exclusively (bar a few), and we have fans from all genres. Our music is heavy, catchy and melodic. Sure, it’s probably “too soft” for some or “too melodic”, but you’d be surprised how many grindcore heads go: hey man, VOYAGER are actually pretty bloody catchy”. And that’s awesome.