The Pitch: Drifting, dark, post-metal EP from Birth of the Monolith of Siberia. FFO: Sonance, Oskoreien, Deadspace
What I Like: Birth of the Monolith lives up to regional stereotypes given its frosty exterior. I've never been to Russia, but I feel like this EP gives me a taste of its dark and lengthy winter months. The band favors a slower pace and focus on mood as opposed to technicality or bells and whistles. In this the band achieves what it seems to have set out to do; and also makes the more aggressive eruptions on "Манкурт (Mankurt)" stand out all the more.
Critiques: This EP might be better analyzed by someone who listens to more post-metal, but for me I tend to prefer a little more variation in speed and emotions. If you're down with sitting in a black pit of depression, this is the right album for you. Either way, the short length keeps things from getting boring.
The Verdict: Morose mood music perfect for a cold, grey kind of day. Given how hot and sunny it's been here, I find myself reaching for something a little more upbeat, but those of you looking for something depressive without becoming dull may find what you're looking for in Birth of the Monolith.
Flight's Fav's: Сердце Полуночи (Heart Of The Midnight)
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