The Monolith Deathcult is a band that I got to know when I bought their album Trivmvirate in 2008. I was speechless with the music they had created, in their words, “Supreme Avant-Garde Death Metal”, something unique, brutal and, in my modest view, fascinating. A few years and releases passed by and I remained a loyal admirer of the band’s music, not always liking everything they released, but still highly interested in their works. In 2015, The Monolith Deathcult releases a “new” EP and here’s what they have to say about it:
To fill the gap between the musically extremely disappointing ‘Tetragrammaton’ and their newest assault on the fundamental canons of good taste in art in general, The Monolith Deathcult decided to record their first EP ‘Bloodcvlts’ containing 6 crushing tracks with heinous lyrics (which will get stuck like a fishbone in the throat), a remix of ‘Todesnacht von Stammheim’ (let’s try to polish the turd), a live track recorded somewhere in Europe and very rare tracks inspired by their performance on National Icelandic Radio.
I’ll be straightforward with you, my friends; I am indeed impressed with this release. Lately, I haven’t heard much Death Metal as I used to, not because I’m disliking the genre, but rather due to being in a different mood lately… so, it is not easy for me, right at this moment, to fully enjoy a style that I’m not into at the present time. Of course this has happened before and I’ve “returned” to the “forgotten” musical styles, just to make sure. But, with Bloodcvlts, something different happened; it gave me a freaking boost of energy that, to be frank, I completely needed. In my humble opinion, this is an outstanding, engaging and enthralling piece of extreme art.
Bloodcvlts, with its Brutal Death Metal compositions, is a synonym of sheer violence, brutal orchestrations and dissonant hostility. There’s still that epic feel to their music, with the electronic influences, intense atmosphere and qualitative compositions. Crushing, powerful and still very dynamic, The Monolith Deathcult has managed to put out one more interesting release. But, bear in mind that this is not for the ones that can’t enjoy different outtakes and experimentations, but if you are open-minded, you’ll be able to appreciate the completely out of the ordinary creations of this utterly innovative and unconventional band.
When it comes to Bloocvlts’ production, we also have a very well-done work here concerning this aspect of the EP. So, my cherished readers, those were my thoughts, not a technical review, but my overall feelings concerning The Monolith Deathcult’s latest release. I believe you can see that I highly enjoyed it and I hope that so do you. Please, I urge you all to check the EP’s streaming and if you enjoy what you hear, I beg of you to find a way to support and promote this band.
Band: The Monolith Deathcult
Album: Bloodcvlts (2015)
Label: Season of Mist
- Reign of Hell
- I Conquistador
- Der Hexenhammer
- Doom of the Tawusê Melek
- Hangmen Also Die
- Die Waffe Mensch RMX
- Den Ensomme Nordens Dronning
The Monolith Deathcult is:
Michiel Dekker – Guitars, Vocals
Carsten Altena – Keyboards, Samples
Robin Kok – Vocals, Bass
Official Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/monolithdeathcult
Official Website: http://www.monolith-deathcult.com/
All photos belong to their rightful owners (Alain from Metalchroniques.fr, etc.).March 21, 2015