The Austrian metalcore band All Depraved has a message to share about anti-bullying in its latest release, the heavy-hitting anthem "Don't Care What's Wrong Or Right". This song, while rocking the listener to the core, is also thought-provoking and important in this day and age. All Depraved was originally formed by Thomas Egger (vocals, guitar), and later he was joined by his brother, Christian Egger (backing vocals, guitar). Rounding out the band lineup are Kevin Neuwirth (bass) and Johannes Lerchbaumer (drums). According to the band's bio, the Egger brothers are both "metalheads, living on a farm in the Austrian Alps, bashin' their guitars and vocal cords from dusk until dawn. Their music -- loaded with killer riffs, thundering drums, and lyrics from the abyss of their souls."
"Don't Care What's Wrong Or Right" was written by the Egger brothers, and produced at Novum Audio Studio by Robert Roko Scherwitzl and Jürgen Kulmesch. The song was written based on the current state of the world we live in, and it hits home. Musically, this song is varied in tempo with catchy riffs and pounding drums. It starts out with a slower intro and vocals by Tom Egger, but then becomes very fast-paced before heading into a slower first verse. Tom Egger is responsible for both clean and hard vocals, and he is featured in an excellent guitar solo in the bridge of the song. Regarding the theme of this song, the band says, "Whether it's from the perspective of the bully or the bullied, it's never too late to step up and take responsibility." To me, not only does the song speak to those two groups, but also to those who witness bullying. We can all help make changes so things can be better. The listener is repeatedly encouraged to "be yourself" -- to not be scared to stand up for what you believe in. The lines that resonate with me especially are "Stand up and win the fight; Be brave you will shine bright" and "Time for Change - Time for Truth". We all need to stand up and fight to make those changes and find the truth in this world.
I always enjoy when a metalcore song is not only heavy-hitting, like "Don't Care What's Wrong Or Right", but also has a message that I can relate to. This song hits home on all levels. All Depraved is always working on new music, so stay tuned for what is coming up in the future for this talented band.