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!
We hung out at Loud Fest this past weekend in Freehold, NJ at Gamechanger World to see sets from the likes of Cane Hill, The Plot In You, Emarosa and more. While the music venue’s sound seriously sucked and messed with the quality of a lot of the performances, it was still a fun day of local and big name music.
HXC Magazine had two interviews lined up that day: One with From The Depths, a local Jersey band, and one with The Plot In You. This is the first of those two interviews. So say hello to the guys in From The Depths and find out why the local scene is, as drummer Tim Byrd says, “about coming together, not growing apart”. #DefendJersey