Endure The Affliction: With a journey of self-discovery and change…..

Endure The Affliction - Identity

Louisiana metalcore band Endure The Affliction have released a video for their new song Identity. The band commented «Many people will, at some point, look at where they are in life and realize that they could be so much more in one aspect or another. At that point of realization, we assess what got us there; what the factors are both within ourselves and without. We decide what to keep and what to cut out like a cancer. This gives people a new lens to look at themselves through and adjust accordingly. This song Identity is about that journey of self-discovery and change».


I have relinquished my sins,

I accept myself,

Becoming my own man,

I rise above the rest,

Now I know who I am,

Shame no longer,

Regaining my will to be,

The architect of my destiny,

Searching for my place in life,

I find that I’ve grown numb to it all,

Oh, break the chains of what remains,

And cast them into the fire,

Oh, our past does not define us,

And now I’ve found my identity,

Digging deep to find the roots

And set them ablaze,

The path I’ve chosen shall not,

Be tainted by temptation,

As I watch the bridges burn,

The flames reveal a smile across my face,

Oh, break the chains of what remains,

And cast them into the fire,

Oh, our past does not define us,

And now I’ve found my identity,

Set aside your false convictions and perceive the truth,

A system of conformity and hypocrisy,

A contradiction known to all but those who follow it,

I shall not falter in the face of adversity,

Waiting for a chance to break away,

I find myself imbued with strength,

And I push back with all my might,

This victory is well within my grasp,

I see you, my enemy, beckoning,

My soul is my own, begone from me

Formed in late 2018, members Tim Keith (Lead Vocals), Deion Lanthier (Co-Lead Vocals/Guitar), Brett Dronet (Guitar), Byron Vollmer (Backup Vocals/Bass), Kyle Roberts (Drums) exploded onto their local Louisiana scene with the powerful, yet subtly emotional riffs and soaring vocals that define their sound. Overcoming hardship being their music’s driving message, listeners find themselves relating to these musicians on a range of sensitive, but very real topics that many people struggle with daily.

Although their resolve has been tested, the band is proud to reveal their latest single, “Identity”, the precursor to their upcoming EP due out later this year. Using downtime during the COVID-19 pandemic to write and record new material, Endure The Affliction, are ready to unleash in 2021 with new music, new videos that will demonstrate they’re a force to be reckoned with.


About Ulf Backstrøm (7144 Articles)
Mitt hovedfokus er musikk som er basert på progressiv tenking. Jeg er på ingen måte ensporet innen musikksmak, i likhet med intensjonen bak prog. Sjangerbegrepet er egentlig temmelig uinteressant annet enn til å gi en pekepinn om hva slags musikk det er snakk om i en anmeldelse. Jeg søker god musikk for å utfordre meg som lytter. God musikk til å trigge mine musikalske smaksløker, og til å sette i gang mine refleksjoner. Da er sjansen stor for at jeg utvikler meg og lærer, noe som bør være drivstoff for et hvert menneske. Fordi det å lære og utvikle seg er noe som tilfører livet en nødvendig porsjon "krydder". Slikt krydderet finner man blant annet i musikk. Ikke overraskende mener jeg at progressiv musikk har den fineste "smaken". På den annen side kan musikk med eller uten progressive elementer være godt nok til hverdags. Til fest derimot holder bare rendyrket prog! Må jo også få med at jeg rimelig kritisk, og jeg mener at det lages mye prog som er i beste fall uinteressant, og faktisk mye som er pinlig dårlig. Heldigvis oppveies dette av ekstremt dyktige aktører som for eksempel: Flower Kings, Mostly Autumn og White Willow, for å nevne noen tilfeldig valgte.
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