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Vilify Unveil Relentless Groove-metal Banger, 'Take The Pill'

24 February 2023 | 1:11 pm | Mary Varvaris
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A banger about the battle of balance between SSRIs, depression and drive.

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Newcastle, NSW, alternative/groove-metal outfit Vilify have returned with a relentless new number, Take The Pill, which features brutal guitars and in-your-face screamed vocals from Amy McIntosh. 

The track is a gradual crescendo of metal goodness, produced and mixed by Chris Blancato (Northlane, Bare Bones, Reliqa). Packed with distorted instrumentation, gritty electronics and hooks throughout, Take The Pill will surely draw in listeners.

"This song is about the battle of balance between SSRIs, depression and drive," the band explain about the new track. "Finding the balance between what makes you feel alive but what keeps you sane. It's about accepting different points in life that call for different plans of attack. What worked for you once might not work next time, and that is ok. Always striving to be better is what's important, even if it feels unattainable at times."

The hectic music video - filmed, directed and edited by Joel Black (Tommirock) had the band sharing, "We did something super unheard of and did a band playthrough in a warehouse. Had to be done. There is no concept except showing people that we can dance like queens while we play the heavies."

To celebrate the release of their newest number, Vilify will open for Gravemind at Melbourne's Stay Gold on Saturday, 14 April. Find tickets here.

In June last year, Vilify released Futility, a track with an epic chorus, engaging riffs throughout the verses and a filthy breakdown.

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McIntosh said about Futility last year:

I know we are all sick of hearing about it, but this song was written in and about the height of the COVID lockdowns.  It's about feeling abandoned. It's about feeling lost. This song came together in a time when music was at a stand-still. We had all lost the most important thing to us, Music. Our community was pretty much abandoned and left to rot. That feeling of rot and despair made its way into my mind, just as it did to so many other artists I know. We felt worthless. Sports were being played to thousands of people yet many of us who worked and lived for this industry were struggling to put food on the table. We lost venues, we lost friends, we lost faith. I did not want to live anymore. Futility had taken over. 

Check out Take The Pill below and add it to your streaming library here.