MONOLITH - Dystopia

Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Stoner/Desertrock | Heft: Jahrgang 2014, eclipsed Nr. 162 / 7-8-2014 | VÖ-Jahr: 2014 | Wertung: 6/10 | Label: Final Gate | Autor: BSV

Old-school doom-rock was supposed to be. Doomrock of the old school it has also become. You have to leave that for monolith. They have hit their target exactly on their debut "Dystopia". The trio from Bremen relies time and again on driving grooves that are as stoic as they are relentless. Only direction: straight ahead. At most the tempo varies a little. Likewise the guitar riffs ignite, crashing, immediately going into the blood. The same goes for the melodies in the singing: Here, too, there are hooklines that persistently stick. There is no shortage of ideas in Monolith. But there is a lack of implementation. The production leaves much to be desired. It lacks the dynamics that the seven tracks deserve. The sound could have been full and fat. The singing also sounds a little thin. Maybe it's because "Dystopia" was recorded live in the home studio except for a few overdubs. You can't blame the band for that. Maybe it was the insufficient budget. This is really a pity, because the song material has great potential.

Top track: Rainbow

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