Hey there, tech fiends. It's that time of the week again. Before we dive into today's focus, here's the usual weekly reminder that if you're looking for even more sick bands to hear, all prior editions of this series can be perused here.
I've got something really cool for you today that just came out a week ago and might not be on your radar yet. Monochromatic Residua – Eternal Mountain dropped on April 2nd and easily ranks among the most unique take on technical death metal I've heard this year. I realize I'm saying this with the Ad Nauseam and Blindfolded and Led to the Woods having dropped but if you like those groups then you'll find just as much to enjoy and absorb here as you do with music from those bands.
Where to begin is a bit difficult with a split focus as eclectic as what Monochromatic Residua achieves here throughout Eternal Mountain's insanely dense just under twenty-minute long run time. First, you get a dissonant and ugly sort of vibe due to the usage of a 17-tone microtonal guitar, lending all of the music a dark and unsettling Jute Gyte kind of atmosphere. Then the group's mix of old-school influences from Immolation and Atheist crash and collide with a more modern and sometimes shreddy vibe that reminds me of Behold The Arctopus and is supported by a dense and stark Gorguts type influence for further contrast. The end result is incredibly fucked up sounding yet it all comes together to form a style that honestly sounds like very little else out there. The only other group I could compare to music like this is Diskord and that's a high compliment as a huge fan of those guys.
If you're looking for something bold and different, Eternal Mountain will more than likely impress you just as much as it has for me. There's also an insightful interview with the group that's worth checking out here. So if you haven't heard it yet you should give it a few spins through the Bandcamp embed below. I don't think that Monochromatic Residua have a Facebook Page but you can and should also cover the guitarist's other band, Autoreplicant.