Monuments have a new You Tube video A.W.O.L taken from the upcoming album Phronesis out October 5th 2018! London based Monuments plays progressive metal with elements of experimental groove. Phronesis is the long-awaited third album from the London based band.
The word Phronesi was a big part of society and philosophy in ancient Greece, explains the musicians in Monuments. Phronesis is wisdom, but a really specific type of wisdom to do with oneself. Wisdom on your practical actions, good judgement, being excellent in character, practical wisdom. Learning what to do and what not to do based on experience, being mindful of everything around you. Something that, at times, all of us can be pretty terrible at.
After touring the world heavily in support of its The Amanuensis album (2014), the intercontinental quintet Monuments needed to take a break and catch a breath for multiple reasons. However, the band kept working on Phronesis. Writing about topics that would be troubling their minds acted as a catharsis though, so Phronesis works as a turning point of the progressive metal band on many levels