Lilith is a female-fronted hard rock band from Barcelona, Spain, formed in 2002. The members are Agnes (vocals), Albert (guitar), Rafa (bass) and Joan (drums). Lilith is also a mostly all-female gothic rock band from Medellín, Colombia, but this post is about Spain’s hard rockers. Lilith plays hard, sometimes sleazy, rock with big riffs and infectious hooks, and some punk attitude. They say that their rock is dirty because society is dirty. Lilith, in Spain, has opened for international artists like AC/DC, Staind, Zwan (w/Billy Corgan), Bryan Adams(!), The Darkness, The Pretenders, and Iggy Pop, among others, and national artists like Barricuda (a similar old school hard rock band), Killer Barbies (a cool pop/punk band!), among many others (that I am not familiar with).
No te R.I.N.D.as (translation: “don’t give up”), released in 2007, is, according to Lilith via Google Translate, “the first chapter of a thematic trilogy.” They say that “the main theme is the fear approached from different points of view and as a defensive weapon rock and protector to the devastating effect they produce female fears, human and society over the individual and their identity.” Yeah, and it rocks! No te R.I.N.D.as is an impressive debut filled with driving hard rock riffs, addictive shout-along choruses, and Agnes’ coarse vocals. My favorite hard rockers are the first two tracks “No” and “El Amor Duele”, “Mentir”, “El Banquete” and “Casada”. Agnes mentions Kurt Cobain in that last song, then the band honors Nirvana‘s sound in the bass-driven “Espejo”. But, the best track is the power ballad “Y Yo”. Awesome (he says as he holds his cigarette lighter up in the air, swaying)! Finally, “Detrás de Ti” is a cool acoustic ballad, while the final track, “Venus”, is an epic grunge ballad.
Watch the videos for “El Amor Duele” and “Espejo” here:
Watch the videos for “Todo Es Nada” and “Pelis Porno” here:
2007 – No te R.I.N.D.as [Album]
2009 – Sal Si Puedes [Album]