"Almost a year later Dödsrit returned to Nailvillage again to create Spirit Crusher. With four tracks and clocking in at over 40 minutes, Öster says these songs are a little darker and more atmospheric than the self-titled, but still have lots of melodies and fast parts, just with maybe more post-metal than before. Lyrically, Öster focuses on criticism on society and social structures within it. “Sadly fascism is becoming more popular in Sweden and in other parts of the world as well,” he laments,. “Things become scary when there is an ‘us and them’ mentality. And this is something I reflect lyric wise. “
It’s not just society that impacts his songwriting. Living in a small, isolated town in Sweden has made quite an impact on him. Öster elaborates, “I would say I can't stand being in cities or crowded places. There is a huge relief and freedom that you can just go straight out in the forest here and not see people for days if you want to. There is a calmness and almost escapism out there you can't find anywhere else. It's the perfect breeding ground for creativity, at least for me.”" - Prosthetic Records
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