Monte Ida are a band from France that plays a mixture of screamo, hardcore and power violence and this is a review of their 2014 ep "Devotion" which was released by VDH Records.
Clean playing starts off the ep along with some powerful sounding bass guitars as well as some melodic clean singing vocals and after t he intro the music goes into more of a post hardcore direction and the vocals start to evolve more into screams and the band also brings in a good mixture of both clean and heavy parts.
You can hear a great amount of melody and emotion in the bands musical style and the songs stick mostly to a slow to mid paced direction and the main focus of the ep seems to be mostly on the melodic parts and screams.
Monte Ida sticks mostly to a post hardcore and screamo direction while also bringing in the heaviness of power violence and while this is not really a style I listen to a lot I still feel the band is very good at what they are trying to accomplish with the music, the production sounds very powerful while the lyrics are written in French and cover emotional themes.
In my opinion Monte Ida are a very decent sounding mixture of post hardcore, screamo and emo violence and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Teremene" and "Tauri". 7 out of 10.