"We had all the time in the world to write
our first album, but for the second one, we had about a month,"
MUDVAYNE drummer Matt McDonough told Revolver
magazine about songwriting process for the new CD. Although the tight
deadline caused a lot of anxiety, "it also caused us to focus. I'm
amazed how quickly we came up with the material."
Describing the new songs as "even weirder" than those on MUDVAYNE's
gold-selling L.D. 50, McDonough stated that the new
effort will contains more variety than has been the case in the past.
"[The new album] explores a greater range of
sounds, dynamics and emotional content," he said.
"Melody's not so strange for other bands, but it's different for us.
It's been a challenge.
"On the first record, we wrote as individuals and explored our own
heads. This time, we wanted more of a 'rock band' vibe, though you
probably shouldn't take that too literally. It's just that we've spent
so much time playing together that it's natural to want to carry that
relationship into the writing and recording process. The album is more
mature as a result."