Bands will give you any number of reasons for why they play. Swedes Adept’s is by far the best. They play for the joy of it, for the thrill of the noise the five of them make. They’ll tell you they don’t care for trends, critics or about success, they’ll say they play festivals purely for the free tickets, they’ll say they do this for the fun of touring the world. They play their music simply because they want to play their music. It doesn’t get any purer than that.
“We just want to play. I don’t care too much about the other stuff,” says the band’s singer Robert Ljung. “We never went into this thinking we would make any money, we just thought it would be a cool thing to do. We love playing and, if nobody cared about us at all, we’d still love playing. That’s what this band is all about.”
Their third album, Silence The World, encapsulates all that the band have worked towards. Fusing all their influences – incendiary metalcore, instant melodies and soaring post-rock – they’re written an album that is set to build on an already impressive history, one that has seen them grace festivals like Sonisphere and tour alongside Bring Me The Horizon, As I Lay Dying, Architects and a Day To Remember among others. Silence The World, aggressive and immediate, will take them even further.
“In Sweden, metal is on the radio. I guess that’s pretty rare,” says Robert. “But we grew with bands like In Flames being mainstream. So we always wanted to be very metal but accessible too which is why there’s a lot of melody in the vocals. Much as I hate to admit it, I’ve always enjoyed singing pop songs and I want to write that magic, arena chorus. Because, much as you want people to find release in your music, you don’t just want blind fury. You’ve got to have something for people to cling onto.”