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Record Review

Monolithian

The Waning Moon

Year Released: 2017
Format: LP
Label: Charlie’s Big Ray Gun - Autonomonster - Atomsmasher - Bad Roader
 
Reviewed by Kunal Nandi on Jul 30, 2017
Well this is a banger. Thanks to (presumably) some clever effects pedal malarky and tricky fingering (oo-er), Monolithian make a bassist and drummer sound like a marauding horde. Fewer strings means less potential to wank about, so this slab hardcore powered by doom in the engine gets to work with a positive swing to it, all confident riffing and deceptive directness. This is heavy hardcore with doom in the engine that positively swings with confident riffing intertwined with pounding drums. Sonically I'm going to make a lazy comparison to Palehorse because of that solar plexus punching bass and lack of guitar, but there's also that relentless groove that is not easy to do so all power to them.

Monolithian


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