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Minutia was created in the suburbs of Philadelphia in late 2009 by guitarist Jeff Braytenbah, drummer Tom Cullen, and vocalist Goho as the antithesis of clichés found across the wide swath of metal subgenres in existence today. The trio eventually brought bassist Bryan Gulla into the fold and began crafting songs that lack many of the pretensions and recycled ideas found in most current metal music. Their sound is stripped down, yet refined. It is traditional and catchy, but also experimental. It is as simple as it is intelligent. The name “Minutia” was seen as a perfect fit because though the surface of their music suggests a more traditional, balanced set of compositions, one look at its subtle details betrays the band’s creative energies focused on technicality and experimentation. Each of the member’s unique contributions blend together to form a fresh, new sound, albeit one that echoes their primary influences, like Pantera, Tool, Deftones, Radiohead, Meshuggah, and Primus, as well as many other bands spanning many genres. The members of Minutia continue to create a unique brand of metal and care little for fashionable trends, instead preferring to win the respect and loyalty of their fans through the aesthetic of their music, and the uncontrived, raw energy of their live performances. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.