Progressive thrash metal band Sifting (Los Angeles, USA) have just released a shredding new music video & single entitled “Silent Acquiescence“. The music video was directed by five-time Emmy nominee Eduardo Osuna Gil. The single was recorded, mixed, and mastered by Jamie King (Between the Buried and Me, The Contortionist). In this groundbreaking new single, Sifting has once again defied the boundaries of conventional music, pushing the genre of progressive metal to unfathomable heights of intensity, dexterity, and complexity. Stream the single on Spotify, Apple Music, Pandora, Tidal, Deezer, and Amazon Music, and watch the music video via YouTube below:
“This is a song that we’ve been working on since before Covid even was a thing. You could say this song evolved with us throughout the pandemic, because the way it started was different from the finished product” says lead vocalist and guitarist Eduardo Osuna Gil. “with the music video for this song, we wanted to do something different, by taking on more serious topics that are personal to the four of us and poke a bit more fun at each other as well as the events that lead to it. We wore red objects to represent the blood (our own blood through centuries), that has been spilled for the better cause. Many of us in the world are given the “Choice” and “rights” to speak our mind and vote but that isn’t really what’s happening. It’s a facade, a masquerade, a game in which even if you think you are in control you are not. We have corrupt millionaires making those choices for us hence our voice is silenced. We are here to be controversial, to make a stand. It’s not about left or right, blue or red but about humanism and our rights. Rights to be human and to be alive. We each come from places where we have seen empires fall, corrupt militaries, police brutality and the rich abuse the poor. We are part of the poor and it’s all being masqueraded with facades of TikTok trends, extremist newscasts, lack of education, and the government wanting to keep us ignorant.” Guitarist Mo La Mastro adds, “It was super chill working with Eduardo as the video director, and the fact that he’s a member of the band probably added to that!. He was super-efficient and very concise about how each scene ought to be filmed, which made the whole process go super smoothly.”
“Silent Acquiescence” showcases Sifting’s unrivaled musical dexterity as they seamlessly blend intricate melodies with thunderous rhythms. From the first note, the band’s technical prowess is evident, intertwining lightning-fast riffs with mind-bending time signatures. The relentless assault of Joey Aguirre (drums) and Wins Jarquin (bass) forms a foundation of pure sonic devastation, while the searing dual-solos from guitarists Eduardo Gil and Mo La Mastro soar with virtuosic brilliance. But it is the vocals that truly captivate and elevate “Silent Acquiescence” to new heights. The lead singer’s powerful and versatile voice takes center stage, delivering a mesmerizing performance that ranges from haunting melodies to fierce expressions of raw emotion. “Silent Acquiescence” is a testament to Sifting’s unwavering commitment to pushing the boundaries of their genre. Their unique blend of progressive elements with thrash metal sensibilities creates a sonic landscape that is both aggressive and thought-provoking. This single serves as a glimpse into the band’s artistic evolution and sets the stage for their imminent dominance in the metal scene. Sifting proves once again that they are a force to be reckoned with in the world of progressive thrash metal. Surrender yourself to the immersive experience and let the music consume you, for Sifting has arrived, and they are ready to conquer all in their path.
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Silent Acquiescence (S) – 2023
Nemesis (Arch Enemy cover) (S) – 2023
The Infinite Loop (LP) – 2019
Bot from Here (LP) – 2019
All the Hated (LP) – 2013
Joey Aguirre (drums), Wins Jarquin (bass), Eduardo Osuna Gil (guitar & vocals), Mo La Mastro (guitars)