Monotony

MonotonyMonotony – S/T (Faux Discx)

LP | DL

Out 14th of August

8/10

Louder Than War favourites Sauna Youth’s evil twin Monotony finally unleash their incredible debut EP, and we’re left completely in awe of them.

Dubbed the evil twin of Louder Than War favourites and all round DIY superstars Sauna Youth, Monotony sees the aforementioned swapping instruments and producing an altogether different sound. With 5 songs written in an hour and recorded in a day, they don’t have a great deal to offer. However, the EP opens with their self-titled track, which both bands have played yet this is a much more raucous interpretation.

The similarities are nowhere to be seen as you’re greeted by a wall of guitar, with snarling and almost incomprehensible vocals, yet its no less compelling than the original guaranteed to bury it’s way deep into your skull for days to come. There’s also an incredible intensity that comes with their raw sound, its primitive and inspiring.

There’s a brilliant simplicity to these tracks, its designed to be played loud as these vigorous blasts of unbridled ferocity coarse through the airwaves. The chanted lyrics are at complete odds when compared to the incredible intricacies of Sauna Youth. As they reprise opener Monotony in a much more spaced out vibe, their limited repertoire may be stretched but what they have is still enough to have you on the edge of your seat.

These six incendiary tracks are topped off by the wonderfully discordant Wrong, capping off less than fifteen minutes of true excitement. Its sharp, fast, and unhinged but you could not want anything more from a band. Ultimately though in a world where polished production and perfection are increasingly easy to achieve and are becoming the monotonous norm, Monotony buck this trend n fantastic fashion, with this incredible EP.

https://soundcloud.com/faux-discx/monotony-back-to-the-castle
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Monotony can be found online here monotonymonotonymonotony.bandcamp.com. They also tweet as @M_O_N_O_T_O_N_Y.

All words by Lee Hammond. You can check out more work by Lee at his Louder Than War author’s archive, he also tweets as @NapZap.

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