Published Mar 18, 2020Ottawa doom metal crew Loviatar are gearing up to release their sophomore record, Lightless, via Prosthetic Records on April 3 — but before they unleash the entire album on the world, they're giving fans a taste of what's to come with their video for "Silica" exclusively through Exclaim!
The track itself sees the band exploring melancholic sludge riffs with a nasty, down-low sound coupled by soaring vocals. The black and white video features the band performing in the middle of a desolate forest spliced between shots of their surrounding environment.
Loviatar offered a statement on the track, explaining:
"Silica" explores the feeling of grief that envelops us when we contemplate the fact that our time is forever running out. How do we attribute meaning to a life that we know is doomed to be devoured by entropy? Heavy metal as an art form overflows almost comically with odes to death and dying; perhaps because when we step back and observe the truth that awaits us, we can only weep or scream with helplessness.
Lightless can be pre-ordered now before it arrives next month.
You can watch the music video for "Silica" below.