“Everything started from a networking post on Instagram by Steven from Cymatics. This is where HellKey and Knerv met and decided to start a collaboration. Results went totally far beyond every imagination.
The more they kept working on this track, the more they got clear what they were aiming for: take the listener on the frontline of a war. HellKey and Knerv joined their forces to fight together on the frontline of the battle to defend the Badlands, but why should the listener be there too? Very simple: because everyone has their own Badlands to defend. Badlands symbolizes the dreams. It’s not enough to wish for a dream to become true, “dreaming a dream” will not make it real. The reality is different: one has to be in the frontline, where it’s all about taking risks, doing what no one else wants to do, or working hard no matter what.
HellKey’s melodic and dynamic drops inspired by early Skrillex and the heavy and punchy Excision inspired drops of Knerv, mix in this track and tell a story: the dream (intro), facing the hard reality (first drops), the fight (second drop), the dramatic fall (the solo), the rise and the courage to keep fighting (final drop). The flow of the song, the overall sound and the technical process are instead inspired by Virtual Riot.
At his 9th release, HellKey keeps talking about dreams and success. His typical dubstep and brostep sound mixes with the riddim influences of Knerv, trying to create a track that should motivate and make the listener headbang. We hope we can bring as many people as possible on the frontline of the battle and motivate them with this song!