“Devil’s Symphony” by Scooter
It can be said that the devil is presented as both a positive and negative entity in this terse yet religious-symbolism imbued outing titled “Devil’s Symphony”. For instance, one way in which the hook can be interpreted is as the devil being someone whom the vocalist is trying to avoid.
Perhaps in this passage, this character is representative of death or some kind of hindrance to Scooter’s favorite activity in the whole wide world, which is partying. And what the vocalist appears to be saying is that, instead of entertaining the devil, he’s going to continue to party and party hard.
But later in the song, the titular character is presented in what can be deemed as a different light. And this time around he is someone whom Scooter is aspiring to have communion with.
Or put otherwise, “getting even higher with the angel who fell”, i.e. Lucifer, as presented with the track’s singular verse (taking the whole passage into consideration) points to the idea of the band being able to drop even harder music with the devil by their side. And accordingly, since they take the rave very seriously, they proceed to put together a song like this named after him as sort of a tribute, if you will.
But at the end of the day, perhaps the way they are paying homage to the devil is via the song’s thesis expression, which is the band’s resolve to ‘party ’til they die’. And maybe that’s what they are actually putting forth in the hook, that they are being prompted by the devil to live a hardcore lifestyle like this. But either way you cut it, all lyrics considered he is someone whom the band is ultimately cool with.
Info about “Devil’s Symphony”
- Writing Credits: The writing of “Devil’s Symphony” was handled by H.P. Geerdes (best known as H.P. Baxxter).
- Sampling: “Devil’s Symphony” samples Russian composer Pyotr l. Tschaikowski has his 1877 song “Act 2, Scene10: Moderato”
- Release Date: 11th October, 2019 was the day Scooter officially released this song (“Devil’s Symphony”) as a single.
- Album Details: This is one of the singles on Scooter’s 2021 album titled “God Save the Rave”
“God Save the Rave”
German band, Scooter, released their twentieth studio album titled God Save the Rave on April 16, 2021. The album was originally set to be issued in winter 2020 but was postponed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The recording sessions for the album took place at the Sheffield Underground Studio, over a period of three years, between 2019 and 2021. Prior to the album’s release, the group issued out a number of singles.
The first official single, Rave Teacher (Somebody Like Me) was released on April 5, 2019. Followed by the single/title track God Save the Rave which was released on May 31, 2019. In October 2019, the band released yet another single titled Devil’s Symphony and released Which Light Switch is Which? on December 13, 2019.
The group took a 6-month recording break before releasing the single titled Bassdrum on June 5, 2020. The subsequent singles that were released include the following:
- FCK 2020 on October 23, 2020
- Paul Is Dead on November 27, 2020
- We Love Hardcore on March 19 2021
- Groundhog Day on April 16, 2021.
In total, the album contains 15 tracks spanning 52 minutes, 17 seconds. It was released through Kontor Records and Sheffield Tunes.