Amebix   Monolith
3.8
excellent
Ranking: #64 for 1987

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4.0 excellentRoundOnEndHiInMiddle | February 6th 15

Amebix has been credited with creating the genre of crust punk, a lethal fusion of heavy metal and anarchist hardcore punk that few bands can pull off successfully. Thankfully, Amebix is one of them, and their sound is still great on their sophomore LP Monolith. The riffs here are pretty reminiscent of speed metal bands like Motorhead, but still retain the crusty edge they had on Arise. The songwriting has taken a bit of a hit here, though, as they don't usually stray away from the formula of melodic intros and speed metal riff passages. The production gives it a very murky feel, and though it pales in comparison to Arise's atmosphere, it is still good enough to hold its own. And with great songs like "Nobody's Driving", "Time Bomb", "I.C.B.M.", and "Coming Home", Monolith proves itself a worthy successor to the essential Arise, and is an excellent listen in and of itself.

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4.0 excellentBMDrummer | August 31st 14

It's like Motorhead does post-punk.

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0.0 RYMsfullofscenesters | October 26th 13

How Motorhead can you get? Motorhead enough to lose all your songwriting chops, apparently.

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