6 Songs, 54 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

On their third album in just four years, Swedish doom divers Monolord saw off another half-speed juggernaut of towering riffs, staggering battery, and stoned, ocean-deep vocals. As the bleary, red-eyed raga of opener “Where Death Meets the Sea” crawls into the satanically melodic megalith “Dear Lucifer,” and the Hammer Horror organ peal of the title track eventually yields to epically detuned closer “At Niceae,” Monolord deliver druggy euphoria and abject hopelessness in equal amounts—and at bottom speed.

EDITORS’ NOTES

On their third album in just four years, Swedish doom divers Monolord saw off another half-speed juggernaut of towering riffs, staggering battery, and stoned, ocean-deep vocals. As the bleary, red-eyed raga of opener “Where Death Meets the Sea” crawls into the satanically melodic megalith “Dear Lucifer,” and the Hammer Horror organ peal of the title track eventually yields to epically detuned closer “At Niceae,” Monolord deliver druggy euphoria and abject hopelessness in equal amounts—and at bottom speed.

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About Monolord

A psych-blasted sludge-metal trio based in the traditionally black metal-oriented city of Gothenburg, Swedish doom rock unit Monolord was founded in 2013 around the talents of Thomas V Jäger (vocals, guitars), Esben Willems (drums), and Mika Häkki (bass). The band's 2014 debut LP, Empress Rising, was released via Riding Easy Records, drew praise from a host of online zines, and quickly rose to the top of Bandcamp's doom charts. A sophomore effort, Vaenir, arrived in 2015, and was followed by a heavy bout of touring both at home and abroad. In 2017, the band dropped their third studio long-player, Rust, again via Riding Easy. ~ James Christopher Monger

ORIGIN
Gothenburg, Sweden
GENRE
Rock
FORMED
2013

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