STILLLIFE: “Directive Four” Now Streaming

Capitalizing on the momentum from the recent premier of “Requiem Part III: The Only Resolution,” U.S. prog/power metal act STILLLIFE has once again teamed up with for another exclusive track stream from their debut album, Requiem.

This latest sampler from the well-received disc, “Directive Four,” is an instrumental tune that showcases both the band’s trad metal roots and ability to branch out with dynamic prog flourishes. The track is available for streaming at

As if standing defiant against a metal scene often dominated by the death and black metal genres, The Northern Michigan band have emerged as one of the state’s best melodic metal acts. Requiem features a unique mix of heavy, yet dynamic and harmony-driven progressive rock and melodic heavy metal that recalls everyone from IRON MAIDEN, SYMPHONY X, FATES WARNING, and early QUENSRYCHE. STILLLIFE embrace their influences, yet strike out with technical proficiency and a flair for unique song structures that make Requiem a vibrant journey of epic songwriting that reveals something new and exciting with every spin. Written, recorded, and mixed by the band, the quartet’s debut boasts nine masterfully crafted compositions, including an instrumental and a trilogy that concludes Requiem with a conceptual tone.


Requiem Track List:

Intro to…


A Godless World




Fruit of the Fallen Tree


Directive Four


Hypocriticism/The Becoming


Requiem Part I: The Oracle


Requiem Part II: The Vision


Requiem Part III: The Only Resolution





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