Talk about maximum productivity… and making effective use of time and resources.
That’s seemingly the lesson Filipino metalcore act LILITH is trying to impart to all of us, as the band recently spent their entire holiday season releasing all-new, wonderfully loud music during the Christmas and New Year’s Day celebrations respectively – amidst the contrasting party-while-there’s-a-pandemic mood in their native country.
On the stroke of midnight of December 25th, the first of their one-two punch came in the form of the single “Voices,” a relentless, groove-heavy track that serves as their return-to-form after two years of furiously regrouping, writing, and navigating their way around the current world situation. A week later, the band rang in the new year with a second single called “Grave of Your Own Misery,” which highlights the group’s collective love and admiration for vintage metalcore groups (ala Killswitch Engage…) and their trademark dynamics of chugging riffs and stadium-sized, highly melodic choruses.
Both tracks are serving as bonus singles to their 2018 debut full-length Life and Death which you can check out here:
and you can catch a guitar playthrough of the track “Voices” here:
Formed originally in 2013 in CDO as a symphonic goth metal band, Lilith caught the attention of many when they emerged as the grand champion of the biggest and most popular amateur band competition (sponsored by one of the biggest alcohol brands in the Philippines), and it was during this time where they collectively reinvented their sound into a more straightforward fusion of hardcore and melodic metal. Recently, they joined the roster of the re-established independent metal label Deadstring Records.
“’Voices’ is a song about frustration, guilt, and remorse, while ‘Grave of Your Own Misery’ is angrier – about an old friend who refuses to quit his vices out of sheer stubbornness and ego,” vocalist Nicole Pestolante shares when asked to describe the lyrical themes of both singles. Joined by guitarists Michael Cosare and Mark Glazer Niderost, bassist Jovy Pestolante and drummer Allen Xerxes Mariveles, the band collectively revealed that 2022 is THE year for the band, as they plan to keep releasing all-new singles and online content consistently.
Submitted by Joey Dizon