Making a Monster
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Making a Monster

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With a unique approach to their alternative / modern rock leanings, Making a Monster’s solid debut CD, “Wild,” actually recalls an otherwise unexpected influential ‘90’s album as a source of comparison. Even though “Wild” contains plenty of outright full-rock attack - with a decidedly Grunge bent, Making a Monster’s sound, sometimes restrained and sometimes crash and burn sonic assault, reminds one of no less an historical document than Nirvana’s “Unplugged” album. Like it, “Wild” is redolent with the aura of loose ends and jagged edges, of introspective pleas and scathing fury, and of finely wrought songs that can be both engaging and corrosive. For instance, “Blister” comes across like a straight-on Nirvana tribute, particularly with its discordant, vertigo-inducing guitar fills while the soft ballad “Light,” built on a simple acoustic guitar backing, demonstrates leader Scott Auriat’s keen melodic sense. Elsewhere, “Wild” bounces between sonic rage as heard on “To Be Young” and pure-pop sensibilities heard on “The Long Road,” a split surely reflecting a restless need to explore the ranges and depths of their art. Fans of the group Nirvana will want to hear, the fine “Wild” CD by Making a Monster, as it is fired by a musical vision that also happens to echo back to one of rock’s great visionaries.
-Rice B. and the Reviewer Team
Rice B - RadioIndy

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Scott Auriat is the mastermind behind Making a Monster and started off 2009 by enlisting Edmonton solo artist Nathaniel Sutton to slam the tubs and then Edmonton bass-player Jim Vaughan (ex. betty machete and Paul J Coutts and Chains) to play the sideways bass... Just like every one else who somehow finds themselves sucked into the vacuum of music, we are just doing what we can to create Music.