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Exclusive Track Premiere: Bardus, “Monolith”

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This past July, the editors of MetalSucks hand-picked five unsigned bands from an open application process to record with producer Will Putney at Converse Rubber Tracks in Brooklyn, NY, Converse’s completely free, state-of-the-art recording studio. In the weeks leading up to the recording sessions we previewed each band, and in the coming weeks we’ll be premiering the finished tracks from all five! Today we feature Bardus from Philadelphia.

Looking for something loud, crunchy, spacey and catchy, with groove to spare? Well, look no further friends: Bardus’ “Monolith” has all that in spades and then some some. It’s definitely got a great elephants marching riff — something regular MetalSucks readers know we can’t get enough of! — but part way through the song, the elephant gets launched into space, and the entire vibe changes… and then the elephant comes crashing back down to the earth and resumes his marching, only now with more with more stomping power than ever before. Like fellow their Philadelphians in Fight Amp, Bardus make the kind of grungy, stonery noise rock that will remind why you ever loved the genre in the first place, and “Monolith” is a shining example of the band firing on all cylinders. Crank it:

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