LIGHT THIS CITY Frontwoman Denies 'My Abuser' Song Is Autobiographical

LIGHT THIS CITY's Laura Nichol recently told that two tracks on the Bay Area death-metallers' 2005 LP, "Remains of the Gods""Letter to My Abuser" and "Your Devoted Victim" — are not about any skeletons Nichol has in her proverbial closet, although fans ask her all the time if she'd ever been abused.

"I have a great family, and I've never had that sort of experience," she explained. "Those songs are more about religion and my struggle earlier on with finding faith and losing it. They're about people I know who are just complete hypocrites, who use religion as a justification and rationalization — an excuse. Those songs are about what I think about that, but really, they're more metaphorical songs and people will have their own interpretations."

With regards to those constant comparisons to ARCH ENEMY's Angela Gossow and LACUNA COIL's Cristina Scabbia, Nichol said, "I really respect them and I love to see women in music, but it is kind of frustrating when you take influence and inspiration from your idols — like [AT THE GATES'] Tomas Lindberg, [CARCASS'] Jeff Walker and [THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER's] Trevor Strnad. And then people will go ahead and compare you to someone who has the same anatomy as you. And if you want to do that, it's fine. I think Angela and Cristina are awesome."



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