Disturbing Behavior: Gloria Morti Gets in the Sick Head of”Josef Fritzl”

Finnish death metal savages Gloria Morti have been at it since the turn of the century. New record Kuebiko comes out March 18 on Willowtip (pre-order it here), and they picked some appropriately fucked-up subject matter for the track below. In 2008, the world learned of Austrian Josef Fritzl, who imprisoned and repeatedly raped his daughter for 24 years, resulting in seven children. Grim stuff, and appropriately rendered in that the band “wanted to steer away from the sterile and lifeless sound heard in most modern metal albums released today.”

“The idea for the song is lifted from a public debate on religion featuring the late great Christopher Hitchens,” says guitarist Juho Räihä. “The premise of the lyrics being that there is a problem when trying to reconcile the existence of evil in the world with the (supposed) existence of an all-knowing, all-powerful and good god. The co-existence of evil and such a god is not logically valid.

The Fritzl case is, to me, one of the most blatant underlinings of this in recent history.”