Chris DeLine

Cedar Rapids, IA


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Heralded as “brain-pop,” Germany’s Monochrome resemble more of a systematic picking & choosing of modern rock elements…OK, brain-pop will do. Marc Calmbach and Ahlie Schaubel’s dueling vocals blend together seamlessly, adding both depth and breadth to the already driving landscape. I find it irritating when a band exerts too much energy in either a) modifying their style to tail a current trend, or b) exert far too much energy in distancing their sound from mainstream rock. Gratefully, Monochrome seem to have found harmony in the middle.

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