Some have probably noticed by this point that Verity isn’t really a power metal album. In my mind, it certainly isn’t; when I think of power metal, I think of speed, and that was the last thing on my mind as I composed the songs for Verity.
I won’t declare the power metal era to be over entirely, but it is safe to say that I feel the slower and more “zen” pace fits the overall themes I seek more accurately. The trend will likely continue on future work.
Akyrviron will always be some within some genre of metal; the guitars will always be there, and I have no interest in writing purely orchestral or synth/electronic music for it. All of those elements are at their best when combined with one another, in my opinion. I simply felt the pacing was often at odds with the atmosphere of the music.