MONOLITH – Dystopia
- by Matt Coe
- Posted on 12-04-2014
Germany certainly remains one of the biggest supporters of all genres hard rock and heavy metal – and their domestic bands also have a lot to put on the table for product and ideas. Monolith is a psychedelic doom rock trio living for that 70’s vibe on this seven song album "Dystopia". You can expect heavily distorted bass, vocals that rival early Ozzy during his Sabbath heydays and a slew of riffs, rhythms, and slow tempos guaranteed to drain any deep melancholy into a better place. Driving material like "Won’t Come Down" and slumber swinging "Sleepless Eyes" works hand in hand against the noisy title cut and slithering, ominous 9 minute closer "Rainbow" – the feedback and full neck pick roll cutting through your doom skull.
Sleep and early Cathedral fans should appreciate "Dystopia" the most. Three years into their career, Monolith should have little problem rising up the psychedelic doom rock ranks, this is heavy, morose, and hits the senses like a ton of bricks.