The Tablets Of Gilgamesh is an album that I was inspired to make after reading the Epic Of Gilgamesh online. I honestly didn't know of its existence until I unintentionally found it on a website describing all the 11 true tablets. The 12th tablet was a blur and didn't seem very believable so I dropped that one.
I read and studied it carefully and was truly fascinated by the story, the fact that it was the very inspiration source for such stories are Homers Odyssey... I felt like it was the father of early literature work, so I HAD to throw myself at it. After choosing how I would explain the emotion and story of each tablet, I noticed that certain story points were a bit one dimensional for music composing, so I decided that some tracks should cover several tablets for best experience of the story.
Hmm... as for style... I love progressive metal and I love symphonic music. I believe symphonic music is the absolute best way to tell a story with music for old time movies, but the tension and diversity of metal adds a certain massive edge to it all. So I mixed the two, and I think it worked out pretty good! I wanted the cinematic imagination of the story to come forth with the symphonic part, and the vicious imagination to come with the heavy metal part... What better way to describe danger than to kick drum your way with a solid energetic flow of sustain.
The Great Flood, the first track, the opening track... I choose this one to open because the story about the Great Flood happened BEFORE the tablets... pretty self explanatory really. There are a lot of returning themes throughout the album, if you listen carefully, I am sure you can find all of them, they really make a stronger unity in the story.
As for the recording process... it's too realistic to be fun, so have fun listening! Thanks for reading :)