The Pitch: Unsigned post-black metal band from Moscow. Originally founded in 2015 as one-man band of "A." (Mare Infinitum, Who Dies In Siberian Slush, Comatose Vigil, A Young Man’s Funeral), now a quartet.
What I Like: Very immersive. I can take a swim inside the moods this album pours forth. I also appreciate that the riffs and movements on this album are a bit more progressive and varied than many others in the genre. I even hear some non-metal influences like The Cure and Mew creeping in. The drumming performance and production are impressive.
What I Don't: Sometimes the blackgaze territory on this album leads me to be bored. However, I am aware that this style of music is more meant to evoke a depressive, introspective reaction than one of true "enjoyment." With that in mind, one could argue they have done their job.
The Verdict: Though I'm not much of a hardcore blackgaze fan, I think that Monsters is one of the better outings I have traversed in the genre. The compositions are multi-faceted and highly textured. Those into this style should jump on this one immediately. Only 5 Euro for digital.
Flight's Fav's: "Disillusion," "Strayed," "Wires"