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Matt Miller


Matt Miller
Monument of Velocity (released July 19th)
Self-Release
Release: 19 July 2022

Akademia-Award-winning producer, engineer, and songwriter Matt Miller side-steps these industry achievements to embark on something deeply introspective and personal; a transcendent, reactionary and vile personage embodying soaring progressive melodies and captivating crushing rhythms which engulf the listener in black clouds of desperation and shimmering hope. Through his solo project, he has released four cover albums and three original albums the most recent of which is “Monument of Velocity”, which came out this past July.

“With Monument of Velocity, I set out to push my creative limits by not relying on any preconceived notions and let each song unfold as its own entity. Which in turn actually created a stronger continuity between the tracks. By writing the majority of the album without a guitar in hand I was able to think outside the box and come up with more interesting melodies and more dynamic rhythms. This process allowed me to achieve a greater level of melodicism and generate a stronger emotional response.”

Miller started his solo project during the Covid lockdown as he wanted to release all the music he had written and wasn’t being played in the projects he was currently in. With “Monument of Velocity” he knew he wanted to make another instrumental album but also wanted to create something that pushed musical limits and was still fun to listen to. Along with the most recent release he has released a cover album this year and plans on releasing a tech death album with his new project Chasm of Discord and a re-recording of my first instrumental EP “MMXVII”.

A wide variety of influences can be heard throughout Matt Miller’s music, and it is recommended for fans of Necrophagist, Obscura, and Dragon Force.

“With Monument of Velocity, I set out to push my creative limits by not relying on any preconceived notions and let each song unfold as its own entity. Which in turn actually created a stronger continuity between the tracks. By writing the majority of the album without a guitar in hand I was able to think outside the box and come up with more interesting melodies and more dynamic rhythms. This process allowed me to achieve a greater level of melodicism and generate a stronger emotional response.” – Matt Miller

Track Listing

  1. The Fissure (1:01)
  2. Abominable Sands (3:13)
  3. The Obscurantist (3:18)
  4. Monument of Velocity (4:32)
  5. Coral Sword (3:27)
  6. Sacred Geometry (3:32)
  7. The Acheron (3:15)
  8. Human Race Against Time (3:38)

Album Length: 25:59

Matt Miller – The Acheron

Matt Miller – The Obscurantist

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Band/Artist location – Salem, Oregon
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