Track By Tracks: Enemynside - Medusa – XX Legacy Edition (2023)

Our upcoming EP explores the world around us through the angry eyes of the gorgon “Medusa”. In Greek mythology, Medusa is generally described as a human female with living venomous snakes in place of hair; those who gazed into her eyes would turn to stone. Medusa was beheaded by the Greek hero Perseus, who then used her head, which retained its ability to turn onlookers to stone, as a weapon. In our version of Medusa, she is some kind of cybernetic organism (cyborg) that feeds itself through a network made of cables and tubes, and with her gaze reduces human beings to a vegetative state, a bit like the so-called “progress” with all the modern conveniences we have such as TV, smartphones, tablets, etc.

The song 'Stone Cold Dead' describes the moment in which Medusa's gaze falls on the unfortunate man and the lyrics describe the sensation of freezing and cold, trapped in an apparently lifeless body.

“Bad Junks” talks about how sometimes, especially during adolescence, one feels lost among the multitude of people who are or look all the same, because they tend to conform to a social standard accepted by the majority. The song describes this freedom to be different and particular as the fact of quickly becoming a scapegoat for not having been lobotomized by society (aka Medusa).

In “Disciple of Death” we talk about letting yourself go of this weakness created by the eternal dissatisfaction induced by modern society, you want more and more without ever being satisfied so you become a disciple of death because you have decided to be hard and stiff. “Men are born soft and supple; dead they are stiff and hard. Plants are born tender and pliant; dead, they are brittle and dry. Thus whoever is stiff and inflexible is a disciple of death. Whoever is soft and yielding is a disciple of life. The hard and stiff will be broken. The soft and supple will prevail.” (Lao Tzu)

The song “Suddenly Mad” explores the possibility of realizing the absurd situation in which we have found ourselves before it is too late. And the song itself ends with a positive intention: "I will heal my wounds, I will free my strength." All these four songs were composed between the late 90s and early 2000s when the band had just found an identity as Enemynside (previously the band name was Scapegoat)."

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