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Renegades

     
         
         
         
     
             
Monument are a heavy metal band from the UK formed in 2011, releasing their debut E.P. in 2012. After two single releases, the bands first full length album 'Renegades' was released in 2014.    
             
'Renegades' (the album) features ten songs, four of which are from the bands debut E.P. With this release, Monument serve up a treat for any fan of the NWOBHM genre. The barnstorming, fast paced title song 'Renegades' sets the album on its way with awesome guitar riffing and thunderous drums. A superb opening song followed by the Iron Maiden influenced romp 'Fatal Attack', the foot stomping anthemic 'Crusaders' and their first single release, the galloping 'Runaway'.    
             
The hard rocking 'Midnight Queen' packs a punch with its chunky guitar riffs and foot stomping rhythms, with the instrumental 'Red Dragon' a superbly arranged and delivered romp. Rattling along at pace, 'Red Dragon' displays the excellent musicianship of the band before the power metal romp of 'Carry On' comes crashing in at full tilt and races through to its conclusion.    
             
'Rock The Night' features the classic twin guitar attack and galloping rhythm synonymous with the NWOBHM and will send you right back to the early eighties when the NWOBHM genre was evolving. The pace slows with the ballad-like 'Save Me', all acoustic guitars and soulful vocals. This departure from the full on fast paced songs is a brave statement from Monument and one that will prove they are flexible, adaptable and not afraid to experiment. So, get your lighters ready!    
             
Closing the album is the superb, seven minute, epic romp 'Omega'. With a guitar intro that pays homage to legendary British stalwarts Iron Maiden, 'Omega' meanders through rhythms, melodies, time changes and a catchy chorus to produce an aural delight. A very good end to a very good album.    
             
Overall, fast paced, bombastic and barnstorming, this is a superb release and one that will cement Monument's place at the forefront of the revival of the NWOBHM sound.    
             
             
Review By Iron Mathew Collins    
             
Reviewed For MGR Music Entertainment    
             
Review is also featured at All Heavy Metal    
             
             
Other reviews:    
             

           
           
Rock The Night E.P.      
           
"traditional British heavy metal at its thunderous best. Monument have brought the NWOBHM sound back, and added more to make it sound even better" Read Review      
     
     
     
           
             
             

           
           
Runaway (single)      
           
"a spectacular release from Monument that will excite heavy metal fans around the world leaving them hungry for the new album" Read Review      
     
     
     
           
             
             

           
           
Crusaders (single)      
           
"a superb stomp from Monument, whetting the appetite of every heavy metal fan in anticipation of their debut album" Read Review      
     
     
     
           
             
             

           
           
A Bridge Too Far (single)      
           
"a superb galloping song, with a twin guitar lead echoing the eighties NWOBHM sound" Read Review      
     
     
     
           
             
             

           
           
Hair Of The Dog      
           
"galloping rhythms, twin guitars and a clean and clear vocal delivery, this is what traditional British heavy metal should sound like. Long live the NWOBHM" Read Review      
     
     
     
           
             
             

           
           
Hellhound      
           
"Monument deliver a breathless tour of the NWOBHM genre, defining the sound of traditional British heavy metal" Read Review      
     
     
     
           
             
             
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