Technical Skill Meets Emotional Progressive Metal

Best Seats to see Monuments

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Sep 06

Fri . 07:00 PM

Leprous with Monuments

The Underground - Charlotte, Charlotte, NC

Sep 10

Tue . 06:00 PM

Monuments (16+)

Town Ballroom, Buffalo, NY

Sep 11

Wed . 06:00 PM

Leprous with Monuments (19+)

The Opera House, Toronto, ON

Sep 12

Thu . 07:00 PM

Leprous with Monuments

Beanfield Theatre, Montreal, QC

Sep 13

Fri . 07:30 PM

Leprous with Monuments

Webster Hall, New York, NY

Sep 14

Sat . 07:00 PM

Leprous with Monuments

The Sinclair, Cambridge, MA

Sep 15

Sun . 07:00 PM

Leprous with Monuments

The Sinclair, Cambridge, MA

Sep 18

Wed . 06:00 PM

Leprous with Monuments

House Of Blues - Cleveland, Cleveland, OH

Sep 20

Fri . 08:00 PM

Leprous with Monuments

Majestic Theatre - WI, Madison, WI

Sep 26

Thu . 10:00 PM

Leprous with Monuments

August Hall, San Francisco, CA
Monuments, the British progressive metal band, has been on a meteoric rise ever since their debut album "Gnosis" hit the airwaves. While they initially faced comparisons to other djent-heavy bands, Monuments have carved out their own unique space in the genre. Think aggressive guitar riffs, time-signature gymnastics, and evocative vocals that can go from melodic to guttural at the flick of a switch.

From the beginning, Monuments showed a knack for connecting with fans. Early on, they shared stages with bands like Periphery and TesseracT, which helped them reach a wider Audience. Their subsequent albums, "The Amanuensis" and "Phronesis," garnered critical acclaim and proved that they were more than a one-album wonder. This led to headlining tours and increased mainstream attention.

Now, let's talk venues. They've graced stages of all sizes across the United States. One memorable gig took place at the Masquerade in Atlanta, where the band's complex compositions seemed to take on a new life within the venue's confined space. Then there are larger places like the Electric Factory in Philadelphia, where elevated platforms offer fans a panoramic view of the sonic mayhem unleashed on stage. Both venue types provide different but equally immersive experiences, with the smaller sites offering more intimacy and the larger ones adding an element of spectacle.

When it comes to getting the best seats, each venue poses its unique set of challenges and opportunities. In a smaller venue, general admission is typically your only option, but it allows for close proximity to the band. Tickets in such settings generally range from $20 to $40. In larger venues, you'll have more choices, from standing room near the stage to seated balcony areas. Tickets here can range from $50 to upwards of $100 for VIP packages, which may include perks like early entrance and exclusive merchandise.

So how do you find these best seats? In small venues, the first-come, first-served principle usually apPlies, so arriving early is key. For larger venues, the mid-level and front-row balcony seats often provide the most balanced view and sound experience. Being slightly elevated and centered gives you a direct line of sight to all the on-stage action without compromising on sound quality. However, if you're the type who likes to jump into the mosh pit and engage directly with the band, then standing general admission is where you'll want to be.

Monuments have proven time and again that they're not just a band to listen to; they're a band to experience live. Their music is designed to envelop you, to make you think, and to challenge your understanding of what progressive metal can be. So whether you're a seasoned Monuments fan or new to their world, their live performance is an event you won't want to miss. Choose your venue, select your seats wisely, and get ready for an unforgettable auditory journey.

Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ)

Where did Monuments originate from?
Monuments originated in the UK, but its members have diverse geographical backgrounds including the United States.
What are the primary themes in Monuments' music?
They focus on introspective and philosophical themes, backed by intricate musical compositions.
What sets Monuments apart in the metal scene?
Monuments stands out for their blend of technical skill, complex time signatures, and emotive vocals, which is rare in progressive metal.
How has the band’s lineup impacted its sound?
Lineup changes have occurred but the core sound remains intact, thanks to a persistent focus on technical excellence and emotional depth.
Are they involved in side projects or collaborations?
Members have engaged in various side projects, enriching their main work by incorporating diverse influences and skills.

Interesting Information about Monuments

  • Monuments came together from the ashes of Fellsilent, another influential band.
  • Monuments came together from the ashes of Fellsilent, another influential band.
  • Their music often explores philosophical and introspective themes.
  • Despite lineup changes, Monuments has consistently maintained a high level of technical prowess.
  • The band has a knack for merging complex time signatures with emotive vocals.