Wednesday 20 March 2019


GenresPunk / Hardcore / Metal / Screamo / Skramz / Experimental
Related artistsWinterbourne, Bongwraith and Treeminder.
CountryMilwaukee, Wisconsin U.S.A.
Years Active2017-present
Song: "Michael Scofield"
Album: "Jeffrey & The Last Monarch"
Year: 2018
For fans ofShin Guard, Edhochuli, Apostles Of Eris, Healing Powers, Kidcrash, Mouse Fitzgerald, Annakarina, Terry Green, The Fall Of Troy, Tunes For Bears To Dance To, Polina, Crippled Children and Snag.
Label(s): Self Released
This post's artist is from the March 2019 Mix. This is track #5.
You can download: the March 2019 Mix#3 right here or get the new April 2019 Mix#4 here.

I feel like this intro only needs two facts. #1 = the band was introduced to me by my friend Peter who plays in Snag. #2 = when I listen to this band and my wife is around I always turn to her whenever a song starts and state, "Riff City".

I could I should say a tad more before we get into the releasees. The band shares members with Winterbourne, Bongwraith and Treeminder and has a screamo/metal/prog sound that lies somewhere between the ridiculous technicality of Edhochuli/Kidcrash and newer screamo with some mathy leanings, such as Shin Guard, Apostles Of Eris, Healing Powers and Mouse Fitzgerald.

In 2017 they released a demo single for "Greasy Bags" but titled it "Demo 2017 (Track 4)", and to be honest it's fucking sick, whether for a demo or proper recording. The clean vocals waver a bit more and the screaming is a bit too high in the mix, but all the noodles and sick shit is all there. But I'm getting ahead of myself, as we should probably just move on to the spectacular 2018 EP that housed this track, as well as four others.

So, 'Jeffrey & The Last Monarch' is fucking stellar, plain and simple. It opens with the very short and deceptive "All These Bodies", which is a slow, dreamy, (mostly) instrumental jam with hints of what's to come in the final 40 seconds of the track. "Prog is for the Children" is next, and good god this is where shit gets real. After toying with the listener the song hits full swing 15 seconds in with dizzying guitar-work and screaming. The screaming then switches to gang singing and all of a sudden we got a sick breakdown and shrieking. Before the halfway point there's even laserbeamed solo that is transmitted into space as the band begins floating around with zero gravity. Seriously there are so many parts to this worth mentioning that I should just stop now cuz we have three more songs to talk about, all of which I like even more!

Smack-dab in the middle is "The Wiseman Who Knows Nothing", an awesome song that rides an unbridled riff through space and time, all whilst getting screamed at in your fucking face. There are some bassy sections in this that'll give you aftershocks, screams that'll haunt you for days and ridiculously meticulous guitar and drums. The nightmarish ending climaxes with a conclusion not far from the sounds of Between The Buried And Me. "Greasy Bags" shows up next, rerecorded and bursting with riffs that'll simultaneously wow and infect you, none more deadly than the 1:44 build to the 2:30 climax...good lord! Finale and the ultimate banger "Michael Scofield" is truly riff city, and titled after the main character on Prison Break (y'know, that show that started off well but by season 3 most of us we're yawning considerably). Seriously, be sure you're sitting down or you might get dizzy with all them swirling riffs, especially the sweeps from 1:08. The multiple screaming on this track makes it the most screamo as well as the most proggy (eh the previous track is pretty dang proggy too) and bares some similarity to The Fall Of Troy and Terry Green. Damn, a five-track EP so good that I needed two paragraphs. Hats off to ya, ENTRANA.

I kinda fucked up and forgot to include this on my Best Of 2018 because, simply put, I forgot to transfer it onto the list of choices. Sorry friends. But! I have been informed that ENTRANA has an upcoming split with Opia (which shares the drummer of Snag), which hopefully you will be able to listen to for the first time right here on (((((OPENmind/SATURATEDbrain))))) soon.



2017 - Demo 2017 (Track 4) digital single (stream/donate/download here)

2018 - Jeffrey & The Last Monarch digitalEP (stream/donate/download here)


(2018) ENTRANA - "Michael Scofield" (from 'Jeffrey & The Last Monarch')

(2018) ENTRANA - "Greasy Bags" (from 'Jeffrey & The Last Monarch')

(2018) ENTRANA - "The Wiseman Who Knows Nothing" (from 'Jeffrey & The Last Monarch')


ENTRANA additional links


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