Crossing The Pond: These Monsters

If quiet was the new loud, I'd like to go ahead and just suggest that loud is the new loud. And by loud, I mean aggressively, unwaveringly, sneeringly loud. And speaking of loud, may I introduce you to These Monsters? Presently to be found decamping in Leeds, they just so happen to be in the business of the aforementioned loudness.

"Live Some," the first track from their forthcoming LP, starts off all sorts of loud and just gets, well, louder. The crunch gets thicker, the snarling gets more hostile, and their nearly unbearable darkness of being ends up wreaking splendid havoc on your senses. Think of them as residing somewhere between unholy racket and brain-pummeling. This is the kind of song I love to hear live, because it teeters on the brink of being out of control as it is. Lord only knows what manner of mayhem might transpire in person. One of these days I hope to find out.


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