Genres: Punk / Rock / Post-Hardcore / Post-Metal / Doom
Related artists: Anopheli.
Country: San Francisco, California USA
Years Active: 2012-present
Album: "Breag Naofa split"
Label(s): Halo Of Flies / Shove Records / 50 Year Storm Records
This post's artist is from the May 2014 Mix. This is track #25.
You can download the May 2014 Mix#5 right here or get the new June Mix#6 here.
For fans of: Tephra, Milanku, Lightbearer, Amber, Nous Etions, Rosetta, Buried Inside, Isis, Neurosis, Breag Naofa, Pelican, Finger Of God, Amenra, Arktika, Back When, Examination Of The..., Battlefields, Bokanovsky, Celeste, Curl Up And Die, Disappearer, Envy, Eyes Of Fire, Gojira, Gantz, Intronaut, The Ocean, Omega Massif, Snowblood, Switchblade, Titan, City Of Caterpillar and Funeral Diner.
I picked up a bunch of copies of the MONUMENTS COLLAPSE and Breag Naofa gatefold split 12" (get'em here) a few months back because I love Breag Naofa. I heard an extremely pleasant surprise when I spun the b-side of the record and jammed these San Francisco fellas. In fact, I would go as far as saying that their side is superior to the Breag Naofa side, although both bands dabble in a very similar vein of post-hardcore/post-metal with crushingly heavy vocals. I nabbed their self-titled 12"LP afterwards and haven't looked back since. I'm doing my best to get involved with the band's tentative 2015 LP release because they are so fucking good.
MONUMENTS COLLAPSE play an epic, atmospheric, driving, sludgy and heavy brand of post-hardcore/metal. If you dig bands like Isis, Amber, Tephra, Cult Of Luna and Buried Inside then you are going to love this. The debut LP is pretty good and reminds me of Neurosis and Fall Of Efrafa. but it's not until the split 12" with Breag Naofa that they really hit their stride.
The songs are absolutely massive and never let up. They sometimes build into a climax, but that generally starts from the beginning of the song, as opposed to a plodding section being placed in the middle of a track and slowing down the pace built by the foundation of the song. These guys build from the get-go and once they hit the good stuff they do not let up. There are even points where the riffs share similarities to Godspeed You! Black Empeoror, Funeral Diner and City Of Caterpillar because of the dreamy plucking.
From the split, I love "Starvation" but "Pathos" is a goddamn masterpiece. Check it out below and if you want to hear their older style and have 20 minutes to kill, hit up "Out Of Darkness" from their self-titled 12". There's also a great 11-minutes video for Pathos linked here.
2013 - Monuments Collapse 12"LP (stream here)
2014 - Breag Naofa split 12"LP (purchase here)
(2014) MONUMENTS COLLAPSE - "Pathos" (from 'Breag Naofa' split)
(2013) MONUMENTS COLLAPSE - "Out Of Darkness" (from 'Monuments Collapse')
MONUMENTS COLLAPSE additional links