Thursday, 14 March 2019


GenresPunk / Post-Rock / Hardcore / Screamo / Skramz / Noise / Ambient / Experimental
Related artistsWelcome The Plague Year, Neil Perry, You And I, The Now, Joshua Fit For Battle, Get Fucked, Paramedic and Kick Rocks.
CountryPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania U.S.A.
Years Active2005-2006
Song: "Track 1 - pittsburgh, pa (6.28.06)"
Album: "live"
Year: 2006
For fans ofWelcome The Plague Year, City Of Caterpillar, Portraits Of Past, ...Who Calls So Loud and Neil Perry.
Label(s): Self Released
This post's artist is from the March 2019 Mix. This is track #10.
You can download: the March 2019 Mix#3 right here or get the new April 2019 Mix#4 here.

I don't need to dance around any facts here, the three-piece TRACK OF MONARCHS were ex-Welcome The Plague Year and that's all I need to say about that...cuz besides knowing these "live" songs were recorded in 2006 and then the band called it quits, that's all I got. The only other thing I know is that it's a fucking shame, cuz these floor me even with poorly recorded live takes.

"1 - pittsburgh, pa (6.28.06)" blows out a huge, epic opening riff that is hoisted up by Jon's incredible bass. After a quite bit the bombastic intro swings back around again after the one-minute mark before taking a nice, tranquil, instrumental stroll by the river. So very, very Welcome The Plague Year, especially that 7-minute run-time.

"2 - kent, oh (6.29.06)" begins like a flurry of screamo, sounding more like Neil Perry than anything else, at least for the first minute. After that the song takes a dark, uncomfortable turn that leads to more chaos after nearly two minutes of subtle nightmares.

"3 - kent, oh (6.29.06)" is the first song here to take its time getting into it, as the song meanders about until the two-minute mark when things pick up, and really get heated at 2:30 with the inclusion of more-audible-than-usual screaming. The song itself is a bit awkward and disjointed, giving me the impression this was written later - but in actuality I have no idea what I'm talking about.

"4 - detroit, mi (6.30.06)" is the shortest track here at 3:44 but it doesn't have the power and intensity that I was hoping for - at least on June 30th, 2006 apparently.

"5 - fort wayne, in (7.1.06)" is the final song and it's a doozy. Boasting some insane drumming and prodigious swells, the song is excellent but the vocals are buried so deep they've practically drowned...or maybe they were never there to begin with?


Click )==>here<==( to download the band's complete discography in mp3 form.

2006 - live digitalEP

(2006) TRACK OF MONARCHS - "1 - pittsburgh, pa (6.28.06)" (from 'live')

(2006) TRACK OF MONARCHS - "2 - kent, oh (6.29.06)" (from 'live')


TRACK OF MONARCHS additional links


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