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Monuments – Gnosis

They say being late to the party is a fashionable statement to make. Of course, that comes with the assumption that the late arrival is intentional and that the party is still going on by the time you show up. Unfortunately, British djent/tech metal group Monuments never anticipated losing vocalists Neema Askari and Greg Pope, effectively putting their debut album on delay while they searched for an appropriate replacement. Finally getting a stable enough lineup in 2012 and signing to Century Media, Monuments' highly anticipated debut record Gnosis has arrived, and it comes right as interest in djent begins to wane, nearly missing the boat altogether. Luckily for them, Gnosis is more likely serve to reinvigorate the scene rather than to eschew its death knell.