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MetalMatters: January 2019 – Within Winter's Clench

Welcome to PopMatters' new monthly metal feature, MetalMatters. Each month we'll take a look at a number of exciting releases across metal's many sub-genres to distill the swarm down to what we deem worthy of your precious time.

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The Who: My Generation (mono remaster)

Well, since you asked: yes, this is necessary.

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Mono + The Twilight Sad: 26 May 2010 - Toronto

Probably the best way to describe the live Mono experience is this realization: All evening long, there was a giant gong set up next to the drummer's kit. When he finally hit the gong, no one in the audience could hear it.

Ian Mathers
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MONO: Hymn to the Immortal Wind

Japanese post-rock practitioners add an orchestra, get predictable but remain effective.

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Mono: Gone

This slightly disturbing collection of relatively rare Mono tracks from the past seven years signifies nothing in particular. That is, unless intensely quiet, very quiet, bloody loud is the new loud.

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MONO: You Are There

MONO catches up to its legendary live experience not via brute force, but through an exquisite display of melodic and dynamic subtlety.

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Mono: Walking Cloud and Deep Red Sky, Flag Fluttered and the Sun Shined

Grandiose and ambitious, Mono incorporates a variety of aural brushstrokes to create an imperfect, albeit enjoyable, experience.

Chris Toenes
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Mono

Japan needs more superheroes. Not to increase safety, but to defend the masses against the endless stream of ear-bleedingly bad J-Pop.

Shawn Despres
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