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Monuments - Deadnest

Transatlantic progressive metal outfit Monuments have used the break from touring to work on new material and are thrilled to present their new track Deadnest.

Violent thoughts permeate the air

On a flooded vessel beyond repair

I’m plagued by silent fights and vindictive stares

Dreaming of a place anywhere but here

Lost in despair

Forever altered I’m sinking into

The wretched abyss that was once my home

But what can I do?

Keep drowning it out

The stifled voices of reason

Are barely audible

Our bodies covered in lesions

Am I responsible?

Poison myself pass the time

Feeding toxic habits to ease my mind

I’m bleeding from the inside, but out of sight

Screaming into the night for answers why

Living a lie

Forever altered I’m sinking into

The wretched abyss that was once my home

But what can I do?

Keep drowning it out

Choke on the lies of the chosen one

Or sever the ties that are bound by blood

The lines are blurred (search for direction)

The mind is lost to indecision

Imprisoned, a vision

That faded into nothingness

The lines are blurred (sift through the wreckage)

The mind is lost to indecision

Imprisoned, a vision

That faded into nothingness

Another day

Another sense to dull

Can’t run away

A path I’m meant to crawl

Forever altered I’m sinking into

The wretched abyss that was once my home

But what can I do?

Keep drowning it out

We’ll carry onward,

Ignoring the wounds

Inflicted by instruments of our own

Denial consumes

It’s breaking me down

The stifled voices of reason

Are barely audible

Our bodies covered in lesions

And I am responsible

«Our last release Animus focused on pop/melody so I wanted to contrast this with darker, lower, aggressive and abrasive moments for Deadnest. Maintaining energy and momentum throughout was definitely a goal. I tried to keep myself in the headspace of a young hungry kid with a lot to prove which I believe is reflected in the technicality of the song. It has a major/minor feel, playing with happy and uplifting passages but also sad sounds that paint despair and take away any hope».

«It was inspired by a level in a video game – a nasty dark place that had no light and is completely jagged and uninhabitable, yet many creatures still called this place home. I found that real life has many parallels with this – sometimes the place where you are meant to feel safe doesn’t provide that for you at all. Another example is with fear, anxiety and paranoia – these things inhabit you, sometimes physically, but always mentally. How can you escape your own mind and how can you fight something that is internal? The lyrical concepts perfectly aligned, and Deadnest was born», states Monuments guitarist Olly Steele about the track.

Deadnest is the second release featuring Andy Cizek on vocals with Mike Malyan returning on drums. Check out Cizek’s debut, Animus (Official Video), which was released early last year.

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Om Ulf Backstrøm (6731 Artikler)
Mitt hovedfokus er musikk som er basert på progressiv tenking. Jeg er på ingen måte ensporet innen musikksmak, i likhet med intensjonen bak prog. Sjangerbegrepet er egentlig temmelig uinteressant annet enn til å gi en pekepinn om hva slags musikk det er snakk om i en anmeldelse. Jeg søker god musikk for å utfordre meg som lytter. God musikk til å trigge mine musikalske smaksløker, og til å sette i gang mine refleksjoner. Da er sjansen stor for at jeg utvikler meg og lærer, noe som bør være drivstoff for et hvert menneske. Fordi det å lære og utvikle seg er noe som tilfører livet en nødvendig porsjon "krydder". Slikt krydderet finner man blant annet i musikk. Ikke overraskende mener jeg at progressiv musikk har den fineste "smaken". På den annen side kan musikk med eller uten progressive elementer være godt nok til hverdags. Til fest derimot holder bare rendyrket prog! Må jo også få med at jeg rimelig kritisk, og jeg mener at det lages mye prog som er i beste fall uinteressant, og faktisk mye som er pinlig dårlig. Heldigvis oppveies dette av ekstremt dyktige aktører som for eksempel: Flower Kings, Mostly Autumn og White Willow, for å nevne noen tilfeldig valgte.
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