Erst erklärt Richard Sjunnesson, dass das ofizielle Statement von Sonic Syndicate, warum er ausgestiegen sei, sei an wichtigen Stellen einfach falsch gewesen. Anschließend schreibt er sich in Rage und beschwert sich darüber, dass Sonic Syndicate mit jedem Album ihren Stil geändert hätten, obwohl es ständig bergauf gegangen sei.
Außerdem sei die Band unfähig, ordentliche harte Musik zu spielen. Deutliche Worte also ihres ausgestiegenen Sängers. Hier ein paar seiner Original-Statements:
„Being artistically crippled because heavy music is the wrong forum for a ‚metal band,‘ and having to turn the other cheek pretending to like something that I think is garbage will simply not fly for this crow. There are only so many arguments of the ’scary‘ screaming vocals to be or not to be in various songs I’m willing to take.
Seeing how there was even demands to the band (behind my back) of songs without screaming vocals and how they were later obvious downplayed in the mix might very well have been the deathblow to my emotional attachment of the band. On the other hand, that made this decision very easy for me. It allowed me to go on in life with stuff that feels more important, things that actually manage to stir my heart.
To me it seems awfully stupid to change musical direction for a band that was on a steady upward trend for every single album release. If we were on our way down, I’d be the first one to say, ‚Hey, maybe we should try something different here?‘ (To a certain extent, of course.) But it escapes me how a band that is already doing well would risk something like that. The only reason I see why it happened is spelled, ‚greed!‘ Like a singer change wasn’t enough of a change?
I mean, SONIC would have been nothing without our fans. Our music was what won you guys over in the first place, and I think those are very sensitive variables to play around with. And yes, I know a lot of people actually like ‚We Rule The Night‘, and I respect you for it. So I hope you can respect my decision and musical preferences as well, and be very aware of the fact that they are nothing in the lines of ‚We Rule The Night‘. However, that’s the beauty of humanity. We are all different and have different taste. Wouldn’t want to have it any other way!“
Aller harten Worten zum Trotz wünsche er der Band aber Erfolg auf ihrem Weg – der aber eben nicht mehr seiner sei. Er teile die Vision nicht mehr.