Monuments drop new song

2014-05-09 by Wait a sec I didn't make an alt for this | 33 Comments
British progressive metal band Monuments have released a new song, entitled 'I, The
Creator'. The song is taken off their upcoming album, The Amanuensis.

The single is the first recorded material to feature vocalist Chris Barretto (Ever
Forthright, ex-Periphery) since former vocalist Matt Rose left the band in early 2013. The
album releases June 23rd for Europe, Australia and New Zealand and July 8th for the United
States and Canada.

Listen to 'I, The Creator' below:



Tagged: Monuments

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Faraudo
May 10th 2014
880 Comments


Not great, but pretty solid, nontheless.

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Nikkolae
May 10th 2014
4910 Comments


i can jam to this

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TooLateToGoBack
May 10th 2014
1797 Comments


cool

Nocturnal
May 10th 2014
1329 Comments


Not too shabby.

thisisivy
May 10th 2014
113 Comments


catchy as hell. I can get behind this. I was really skeptical about the vocalist being replaced, but this sounds great.

botb
May 10th 2014
9996 Comments


fucking chris barretto is godlike these days, he's always been a great vocalist (periphery with him being the best the band has ever been) but man he continues to improve and its crazy.

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botb
May 10th 2014
9996 Comments


ps he's still in ever forthright

OwMySnauze
May 10th 2014
1248 Comments


I was gonna say... Since when did he leave Ever Forthright

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bloc
May 10th 2014
35315 Comments


This stuff is starting to bore me

Devastator
May 10th 2014
2514 Comments


This band has gone through how many vocalists?

paradox1216
Contributing Reviewer
May 10th 2014
648 Comments


I wasn't too hot on the vocals the first time around but by the second they had me

These guys haven't grown much musically but they're still great, hopefully chris will stick around so they can expand their sound a bit more

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Nomos
May 10th 2014
893 Comments


Well then they'd better pick it back up

NonApplicable
May 10th 2014
2045 Comments


This is great! The previous vocalist single handedly ruined Gnosis for me. I'm glad they've finally found a proper fit for the band.

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Fieryfenderz
May 10th 2014
1525 Comments


ft. Tyler the Creator

thisisivy
May 11th 2014
113 Comments


"The previous vocalist single handedly ruined Gnosis for me."

I don't really notice a huge difference with Barretto's screams, but I definitely do like his singing. Less nasal.

NonApplicable
May 11th 2014
2045 Comments


I notice a big difference. The last vocalist sounded like an amateur who got lucky. He had a few good vocal hooks but generally couldn't carry a song. His vocals were also extremely grating. Really glad I can care about this band again.

TheMoreira
May 11th 2014
7187 Comments


"The previous vocalist single handedly ruined Gnosis for me."~

I agree to an extent. But i also feel the instrumentals weren't that huge.

This new single is just amazing imo

JS19
May 11th 2014
4671 Comments


is all right I guess

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thisisivy
May 11th 2014
113 Comments


"I agree to an extent. But i also feel the instrumentals weren't that huge."

True. That melody in the chorus is stupid catchy and feels very big.

JAV
May 11th 2014
2001 Comments


The clean vocals are better than Rose imo but the harsh are not as good. Glad to see some new output from these guys.

DatBeefPudding
May 11th 2014
1402 Comments


chris sounds x1097908365987165089 times better than the previous vocalist, and i didnt even mind him.

i'm pretty stoked to see how this album turns out. always been interested in brownes riffs.

SimpleM
May 11th 2014
31 Comments


YEAH MOTHERFUCKER Gnosis was ear rape

VisceralUproar
May 12th 2014
161 Comments


Some pretty good riffs to be found here, and Baretto can still carry some great hooks like his Periphery days.

MegaJake1024
May 12th 2014
791 Comments


dope

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Diglett
May 12th 2014
1607 Comments


this is gonna fuck on Gnosis

TheMoreira
May 12th 2014
7187 Comments


[2]

infinitetcetera
May 12th 2014
38 Comments


album title = fanciest term for "secretary" ever. album art looks sick again too.

on the bright side, Chris Barretto is a monster vocalist. he has strangely (at least to me) altered his screams to sound a little like Matt Rose's, though his cleans are still top-notch and unique. i dunno if it's just Monuments' sound that makes me feel that way, anyone else?

crossing my fingers that they've decided to include some of Barretto's sax skills in this album somewhere.

ReAnimator
May 14th 2014
340 Comments


Great replacement. Song reminds me of "Doxa" off the debut

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MO
May 14th 2014
19507 Comments


pretty boring really

Diglett
May 14th 2014
1607 Comments


nah

Drummerboy123
May 14th 2014
2476 Comments


'crossing my fingers that they've decided to include some of Barretto's sax skills in this album somewhere.'

Apparently he does play sax somewhere in the album. Song sounds better than anything off Gnosis to me! Hyped for this.

DatBeefPudding
May 14th 2014
1402 Comments


nah this really isn't boring.

the new chelsea grin song? boring and uninspired. this? nah. not even close

DatBeefPudding
May 14th 2014
1402 Comments


FML double post



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