The Monolith Deathcult   Versus I
Release Date: 2017

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3.5 greatPanzerchrist | June 8th 17

Interesting conceptually (relating to the Nazis research into the far flung science fiction realms and the mystical) and interesting structurally. The Monolith Deathcult don't write songs so much as they write sweeping, vast pieces; sometimes starting and stopping in completely different locales. The first half has quite a bit of industrial style sampling, much like their older stuff, but this trails off gradually in the second half as the symphonics escalate the general mood into full movie score. It has its share of negatives; Die Glocke's immediate sample is flatout cringey, badly utilized and constantly repeated, there are lulls strewn here and there throughout the sonic meshes they call songs, and the final track plods so hard here it feels like it's walking on two broken legs. Still though, the band have always had an interesting idea, and here they expand on it in unusual ways while not scaring away their core fan base.


3.5 greatWillie STAFF | May 14th 17

What the hell did I just listen to? Versus I begins with a short snippet that sounds like it came from The Twilight Zone or The Outer Limits; one of those creepy black-and-white mystery shows with the occult/alien undertones. As near as I can tell, this one has something to do with Nazi?s trying to raise some sort of monster or something and they?re called The Monolith Deathcult? it?s strange. The story is delivered through a myriad of death, doom, industrial, and symphonic elements; to name just a few. The thing is, all these different elements blend pretty seamlessly and collectively deliver a very cool soundtrack-ish experience over the course of the album. Some of the different spoken word samples are pretty damn funny, too.


3.0 goodElSomni | February 4th 18
3.5 greatZombieParty | October 25th 17
3.5 greatDean M CONTRIBUTOR | June 1st 17
3.5 greatRobert Davis CONTRIBUTOR | May 29th 17
3.5 greatjemaiseyeti | May 27th 17
4.0 excellentem17ah | May 5th 17

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