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Band
Monument of A Memory
Title
Catharsis
Type
LP/EP
Company
Independent
YOR
2016
Style
Heavy/Extreme
7/15/2016 - Review by: Greg Watson
Hard-hitting, heavy and groove-laden
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!
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DOR
COMPANY
REVIEWER DATE MADE RATING
Catharsis
2016
Independent
Greg Watson7/15/2016
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