Monument of A Memory
Reviewer: Greg Watson
New Jersey's Monument of A Memory unleash some serious anger and rage with "Catharsis", a 5 song barrage of deathcore that pummels all in its path like the fists of a prized heavyweight fighter. Opening track "Thanatophic" is a crushing opener that sets the tone for what is to come. Bruising riffs assail your ears like body blows and the vocals are full of rage and vitriol. When the vocalist screams out "FUUUCCCKKK!!" and the breakdown that follows hits, you'll be looking for someone whose face you can smash in. The rest of the album follows with this display of aural awesomeness. If you're looking for something hard-hitting, heavy and groove-laden, this is definitely what you are looking for. This band should get a record deal soon. They could hold their own with anyone in this genre and if you need a comparison, think of Upon A Burning Body but tighter and cranked up to 50! Great stuff, check em out!
About this Writer:Greg Watson
// Greg Watson has been hooked on the loud and heavy sounds since the summer of 1994 when he first heard the opening notes of "Operation: Mindcrime" by Queensryche. Since then his tastes have expanded and grown like the ever evolving heavy metal tree of genres. He has been an active member of Maximum Metal off and on for 10 years. In his spare time, Greg enjoys deciding the fate of his loyal subjects in the realm of Skyrim and secretly playing air keyboard to "Separate Ways" by Journey when no one is watching. He currently resides in Roanoke, VA with his wife and his metal wannabe beagle.