Monuments

Monuments

Sunday 24 June

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Played at Graspop Metal Meeting 2016 / 2018
Genre

Progressive

Country

United Kingdom

Biography

Formed in 2007, this British progressive metal band didn’t come to the fore until 2012 when they finally found a stable line-up. While some djent fans might not have their debut ‘Gnosis’ on heavy rotation on their iPod, their sophomore album ‘The Amanuensis’ (2014) is marked by a more overtly progressive approach, however without abandoning their roots or their penchant for technically challenging music. Joining in 2013 from Periphery, vocalist Chris Barretto’s ripping screams, clean choruses and guttural growls boosted the music’s overall appeal. Lyrically the album is based on the Buddhist concept of the Samsara cycle or the cycle of birth, life and death. Two years after they terrorised the Jupiler Stage they’re back for more. If you’re into Protest the Hero and Coheed and Cambria you won’t be disappointed. (#GMM18)