Lilith Czar : Created from Filth and Dust Review
Lilith Czar is the alter ego of Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter Juliet Simms. The dark and empowering hard rock singer also fronts the emo-punk outfit Automatic Loveletter and found solo success as a contestant on the 2012 season of the NBC reality TV talent competition The Voice. Adopting the Lilith Czar moniker in 2020, Simms released the explosive single “King” in 2021, which appears on her Sumerian Records-issued debut album, Created from Filth and Dust. As much as Lilith Czar’s music is ideally suited for modern rock radio, it’s simultaneously timeless. Thanks in no small part to Lilith Czar’s rich voice, Created from Filth and Dust wouldn’t sound out of place in any significant rock era. “I know who I am now, completely,” the singer declares. “I’ve found my purpose, creating art to inspire others to stand up for what they believe, to fight for their dreams, and to never give up.”
“Feed My Chaos” opens with a driving beat and crunchy guitars. Lilith Czar’s voice is striking, and she demands emotions from the notes she sings in the chorus as she slides between notes. Her voice is powerful, dark, and mysterious. A ferocious guitar solo builds to the bridge, where thinks take a breath as sone enough Lilith Czar is back to full throttle and energy for the exciting chorus. A striking song to start the musical adventure in assertive music with warm accessibility; the vast hook of the chorus is supported with driving hard rock. Her new sound paired with her larger-than-life icon as she channels her seductive witchery.
“King” has a catchy bassline and a little more pop/rock vibe. Lilith Czar still keeps her sensuality front and center as the song explores empowerment. Lilith Czar sings with force, character, and otherworldly thunder. Her voice is the sound of supernatural fortitude, convened with a confessional openness and unapologetic truthfulness. The girl who was Juliet Simms – her dreams discouraged and dismissed, her identity confined and controlled – is no more, and “King” celebrates a new persona, Lilith Czar. Lilith Czar, a new vessel forged in unbridled willpower and unashamed desire with a motivation that if it is truly “a man’s world,” Lilith Czar wants to be King.
Created from Filth and Dust is a new beginning for Lilith Czar and brings thirteen tracks together to announce her arrival. Her singing is stunning, and the material is diverse. She summarizes the Lilith Czar origin story like this: “When you find yourself beaten down by the world, in those times you can either let it destroy you or let it create you.” Created from filth and dust, destined to be King… Lilith Czar.
Created From Filth And Dust
April 23, 2021