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Re: MONOTONSTUDIO RECORDS

Postby Robert Kupiaj » Fri Jun 01, 2012 3:02 am

HEXIS 7" Review

http://87thstep.blogspot.co.uk/2012/05/hexis-seputus-fatum.html

Scandinavia has a legacy of producing a countless amount of heavy acts that have helped propel heavy music into every imaginable direction. Denmark, however, have never quite managed to produce the same prolific amount of influential acts as their Scandinavian siblings. Although, as Mnemic slowly moves further and further out of consciousness, there seems to be a growing number of underground acts that are slowly making their way up the ranks, and Hexis are the band at the forefront of this resurgence.

The sheer ferocity of the opening minute on the first track makes the song difficult to fully grasp at first. You almost feel like you have to take a step back, readjust yourself, and then give it another shot. The double kick drum drives the song forward at a tremendous pace, while the screeched vocals somehow manage to avoid getting lost in the all the mayhem. The band's use of dynamics is what manages to set them apart from other bands. For a track that started off as a ferocious audial assault, it has effortlessly managed to drift into a slow and haunting middle section, right before it gears up for a return to it's more familiar stomping ground.

By the time the second track sets in, you already know exactly what Hexis is all about, and Fatum doesn't even come near to disappointing. However, it's clearly noticeable that the black metal influence isn't quite as prevalent on this track, as the double kick and blast beats force the song forward and further into the direction of hardcore punk. As previously mentioned, what Hexis manages to do really well is add dynamics to their songs. After all, if you want something to seem really fast, put it next to something really slow. Separately, it simply wouldn't work, but as the song sways between the two different tempos, it keeps the listener both engaged and entertained, while the eerie atmosphere that surrounds these songs is impossible to escape.

As hardcore makes its way further and further towards the depths of the black metal genre, it's inevitable that some bands won't be able to keep up, and, instead, will stick to their comfort zones. Other bands, such as Hexis and deafheaven, have long since left the traditional hardcore comfort zones behind them and will probably continue to push the envelope as far as they can. I don't expect any subsequent Hexis releases to sound like this. Instead, I imagine they'll continue to evolve and grow. Personally, I'm actually excited to see how far it will go.
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Re: MONOTONSTUDIO RECORDS

Postby Robert Kupiaj » Wed Jun 13, 2012 6:36 am

LOTS OF FREE DOWNLOADS HERE: http://monotonstudiorecords.bandcamp.com/
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Re: MONOTONSTUDIO RECORDS

Postby Robert Kupiaj » Wed Jul 04, 2012 8:14 am

NEW STUFF AT THE SHOP:

DEPHOSPHORUS / WAKE - SPLIT - 7"
DEPHOSPHORUS - AXIOM - 12"
GADGET - THE FUNERAL MARCH - LP
WAKE - LEECHES - LP
KEITZER / DAS KRILL - SPLIT - 7"
ZODIAC - RASIERTER AFFE - 10"
ZODIAC - MENSCHENSTAUB - LP

RESURRECTIONISTS "s/t" LP
FUCK, WOLVES! "und zwischen all unseren Trümmern und Traumgebilde" 7"
BEAU NAVIRE "LUMENS" LP
LARA KORONA "LAND UNTER" LP
BEAU NAVIRE "hours" 12INCH
RAEIN "il n'y a pas d'orchestre" 12"
RAEIN "ah, as if.." CD
REFLECTIONS OF INTERNAL RAIN / DEER IN THE HEADLIGHTS "split" 12
GODS AND QUEENS "untitled 3" 7INCH
LA QUIETE "tenpéun" CD
LA QUIETE "2006-2009" CD
HER BREATH ON GLASS / KHERE "split" CD
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Re: MONOTONSTUDIO RECORDS

Postby Robert Kupiaj » Wed Sep 19, 2012 9:36 am

NEW/OLD STUFF:

REPUBLIC OF DREAMS / CLOUD RAT 12"
HEXIS "SEPUTUS / FATUM" 7INCH (2 on GREEN VINYL AVAILABLE, 5 in BLUE/BLACK SPLATTER VINYL)
THIS GIFT IS A CURSE "I, GUILT BEARER" LP (ALMOST SOLD OUT, TOO)
HEXIS "X" 7inch
BEAU NAVIRE / REPUBLIC OF DREAMS "split" 7inch
HVNGRY LVNGS "s/t" 7INCH
MARA'AKATE "self titled" CDEP
FREE MORAL AGENTS "everybody's favorite weapon" CD
SNÖRAS "heart of weakness" CD
BLACK EVEREST "demo" 7INCH
HIRO / WHO NEEDS MAPS? "split" LP
JACK & THE BEARDED FISHERMEN "places to hide" LP
SOFY MAJOR / MEMBRANE "split" LP
DAITRO "des cendres, je me consume" 10INCH
DEAD ELEPHANT "thanatology" LP
KANDINSKY "limited tour tape 2007" TAPE
INFERNO / PSYCHOFAGIST / OVO "A Bullet Sounds The Same (In Every
SOUVENIR'S YOUNG AMERICA "An Ocean Without Water" CD
SUBARACHNOID SPACE "Eight Bells" CD
GEISHA "Die Verbrechen der Liebe" CD
BLACK ELK "Always A Six, Never A Nine" CD
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Re: MONOTONSTUDIO RECORDS

Postby Robert Kupiaj » Tue Feb 05, 2013 11:31 am

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http://blacktable.bandcamp.com/album/sentinel

"boy is it a broiler. Do you like any of metal’s trends of the past decade (other than shitty slamcore)? Blackened rasps, sky-scraping post metal, doomy paces, technically inspired arrangements… Black Table offer all this and more"
- Dan Lake, Decibel Blog

"the quartet just released a new EP, Sentinel, which I’ve been rocking all day, and which is just A++++ WDBWA material"
- Axl Rosenberg, Metal Sucks

TAPE IN MARCH/APRIL, 100 COPIES
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Re: MONOTONSTUDIO RECORDS

Postby Robert Kupiaj » Sat Mar 16, 2013 7:48 am

ALTERNATE TAPE-ARTWORK

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Re: MONOTONSTUDIO RECORDS

Postby maloxan » Sun Mar 17, 2013 5:07 am

PHOENIX BODIES / ENKEPHALIN LP "split" LP
how much?
To envision a world without chains but recognize that we,
as individuals, can only chip away at the links.
One at a time, day by day.
To have the ability to wage quiet wars in our everyday lives,
and recognize the subtle victories when they happen....
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Re: MONOTONSTUDIO RECORDS

Postby Robert Kupiaj » Sat Mar 23, 2013 7:16 am

CHECK OUT BLACK TABLE'S TITLE TRACK OFF THEIR UPCOMING TAPE "SENTINEL". EXPERIMENTAL METAL AT ITS BEST.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EIWX8RwvKxE
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Re: MONOTONSTUDIO RECORDS

Postby Robert Kupiaj » Sat Oct 12, 2013 4:13 am

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