Finding music that is consistently compelling is definitely a challenge nowadays, but New Jersey metal band Monument Of A Memory accomplish the task with just one EP. In five songs, Catharsis keeps you on your toes and excites at all turns. From opener “Affliction” to the appropriately named final track “Departure,” Monument Of A Memory shred, scream and chug with a genuine fire. At the very first listen of the opening lines “Run, run, run for your life!”, you will be captivated and won’t want to go anywhere else. Keep an eye out for Catharsis, due to be released July 8th. In the meantime, check out their bandcamp and give them some love!
The Mayfair, a project molded by the former drummer of Illuminate Me (Sebastian Quintero), just streamed the title track of its upcoming release Glass House. The upcoming seven song release was produced by none other than Aaron Gillespie, whom many know as the former(ish) drummer of Underoath.
For those of you who knew Illuminate Me, who recently called it quits, The Mayfair sounds nothing like that. What does it sound like? See for yourself HERE, and be sure to check out The Mayfair’s previous EPs, Ghost and This Is Love & Letting Go on bandcamp.
Glass House will be out on January 22nd.
A lot of bands fall into the easy trap of spitting out the same brand of metalcore that’s been heard a hundred times so long as they’ve got the leather jackets to back up their image. While Evacuate The City definitely hold true to the standard metalcore sound, their EP The Catastrophe switches it up with intriguing and fresh new elements. Tried and true chord progressions are sliced through with exciting embellishments on the guitar. Jonny Craig-esque melodies and killer uncleans mix with MIW-like keyboards and dubstep-inspired synth tones. And this all mixes together in a way that somehow manages to not only be coherent, but damn fun. Evacuate The City can hold their own and then some, even making it onto the Orlando, FL date of the 2015 Vans Warped Tour. And it looks like they’re just getting started.
Check out Evacuate The City’s music video for “Recollection” and stream The Catastrophe EP below. If you like what you hear, make sure to pick it up on the band’s bandcamp.