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Monovine – D.Y.E

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Last Updated on 07:10 PM by Giorgos Tsekas

Genre: Grunge / Alternative Punk Rock
Country: Greece (Athens)
Label: –
Release: 07/11/2018

Monovine, with their brand-new “D.YE” album (a release which coincides with the completion of the 10-year presence of the band in the field), come to give a fresh touch of music that comes from the heart to the waters of the Greek scene. With their main elements based on grunge aesthetics, as we have become accustomed to, Monovine with their third album prove that they are like the old wine; as time passes, they become better. Straight-forward guitars that balance between classical Punk and Grunge structures, with vocals that sometimes melt you with their melodicity and sometimes prepare you for riots downtown, drums that sometimes quieten your spirit and other times sound like war drums. In other words, they combine sounds born in Seattle / Aberdeen from bands like Alice In Chains and Nirvana respectively, while there are also elements of the Big Apple, with influences that might be pulled by Sonic Youth, or at least that I understand. An excellent moment comes in the middle of the album, with the oriental tune (indian rāga), in “Your Figure Smells”. In addition to the positive points of the album, the eye-catching album cover, as well as the lyrics of the record, which are in the midst of intense creativity and absolute self-destruction, acceptance and wholehearted denial, joy and sadness and so on.

The production and mixing processes of the album were handled by the band itself and Elias Flammos, while the mastering processes was handled by Anestis Psaradakos at Athens Mastering Studios. The cover art is a creation of Never Brush My Teeth.

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