Interviews About Albums: Silent Revenants - Withering Of The Blue Flower (2023)

In this new interview, we sat down with the German Melodic Metal band Silent Revenants to ask some questions about their album "Withering Of The Blue Flower"

1. What can you say about this new EP/CD?

The Withering of The Blue Flower is definitely the most diverse and ambitious project we have ever produced. Besides orchestral arrangements and some folky tunes, we also added some jazz to one track. In general, we tried to create a musical journey as diverse as possible without ever giving up our style. In many ways we have become harder and more rhythmically alive. Last but not least, this musical journey is also reflected thematically in the lyrics. Lyrically, the album has become much more melancholic, philosophical, and occasionally critical. At the same time, it was important to me to also give the listener something to think about without being patronizing. The new album has become much more mature than the previous one. The songwriting is much more experimental and progressive. The sound has become a bit darker and harder. At the same time, the melodies have become more playful and epic. Nevertheless, the sound of Silent Revenants is unmistakable. It is an essential characteristic of us that we constantly evolve and open up new musical paths. From this point of view, we have remained more than true to ourselves.

2. What is the meaning of the EP/CD name?

The blue flower is a symbol of the epoch of romanticism. In keeping with this tradition, themes such as longing, escapism, the uncanny, and social criticism are at the forefront of the album. Musically as well as in terms of content, the album tries to reconcile a little the view of the world and the journey into our inner selves. And in the best case, our listeners can also take something away from it for themselves personally.

3. Which one is the composer of the CD/EP?

Julian Kirschbaum (guitars, backing vocals) is responsible for most of the compositions, arrangements, and lyrics. Bass player Hermann added the lyrics for 'Flesh Golem' and singer Denise created some melodies for 'Siren'.

4. If you had to pick one song, which one would you pick?

It's a very difficult question. Every song tells its own story and deals with different themes. But to take the opportunity I would like to call attention to "Orphaned Angels". The background of this song is the more than moving story of the pediatrician and orphanage director Janusz Korczak, who accompanied more than 140 orphans to the concentration camp during the Nazi era so that they would not be left alone to their fate. This story moved me very much and testifies to the greatest humanity and it deserves never to be forgotten.

5. Is there a special message in this EP/CD? If there is what it is?

I'm not sure I can add anything to what has already been said above. With all the different themes and questions that the album raises, the idea that the songs and their lyrics should never be patronized is definitely valid. Consequently, if there is one central message that runs through the whole album, it is this: Enjoy our songs with all their emotions, thought images, and questions, but use your mind and form your own opinion, listen to yourself, question yourself, do not judge hastily and always keep your humanity.

6. Are there some lyrics that you'd love to share?

Since I have already highlighted "Orphaned Angels", it is only logical to also mention the lyrics of the song here.


It's time to take my hand
I'll lead you to the end
Through sorrow and pain
Until you dream again
We've to go far away
Little Boy can you play
The violin?: The lament of humanity


Guide the orphaned angels through the nightmare
ease their pain and fight their fear
In front of the baneful gates of hell
you took their hands and hold them dear


Jump over the peaceful creek
On green Meadows we will meet
Playing hide and seek
In fabled forests



We owe you a world worth to dream
Never forget every single tear
shed on the ground of madness and fear
Never forget every single tear
shed on the ground of madness and fear


7. Which inspirations have been important for this album? Like musically or friends, family, someone you'd love to thank especially?

I’ve several musical inspirations and influences. The world of music is a quite colorful playground. Besides typical metal and rock songs, I feel familiar with almost every musical genre. Classical music and folk music are important influences. But also, a pinch of jazz music inspired me a lot. As the songwriter and composer of the band, I tried to create a diverse musical landscape that combines different musical aspects. Otherwise, I have been inspired mainly by life with all its experiences and the stories it tells.

8. Something to add?

We would like to thank you very much for the interview and are looking forward to your opinion about "The Withering of the Blue Flower".

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