Passion, emotion and substance. These are characteristics that Atlanta, Georgia’s Lilitu includes in every song they write. Drawing influences from acts like Dark Tranquillity, HIM, Radiohead, Ours, In Flames and Placebo, Lilitu sets out to prove that diversity is a fundamental element in writing valid songs.

In a world filled with stagnation and complacency, Lilitu is trying to do something rarely done. Turn real life into art. Putting their personal experiences directly into the music, they connect with people in a way that most bands today ignore. Breaking all stereotypes and clichés, Lilitu has made the worldwide buzz about them undeniable.

In today’s music scene, it is difficult, if not impossible, to find a melodic, dark, metal band outside of Europe. The Georgia-based Lilitu, however, are one of the few exceptions to this rule. Formed in 1995 by Derek Bonner, Lilitu represents the height of emotional expression. Using razor sharp riffs and compelling melodies, Lilitu's third album - “The Delores Lesion” - makes the listener hear the honesty, adversity and depth that lie within the music.

Lilitu has shared the stage with bands like The Kovenant, Opeth, Lacuna Coil, Death By Stereo, Nevermore, In Flames, Katatonia, Bleeding Through, Himsa, & Cradle of Filth... proving they can carry their share of the metal.

Dark yet uplifting. Dynamic yet somber. Aggressive yet beautiful. This is Lilitu.

“Lilitu’s enchanting, heavily melancholic sound is lush and deeply moody. Their command of rich harmony and sweeping, expressive dynamics is amazing.” - Terrorizer

“Lilitu doesn’t rest on one style very long, rather they embrace the challenge of creating music with passion and intellect, adding fragments of styles to the music, as if the were painters adding colors to a canvas as the music goes along.” – Unrestrained
eric smith    14 December 2004 04:08