Saturday, February 27, 2010

Amebix - "Monolith" (1987)

AMEBIX "Monolith"

Year: 1987
Genre: Crust/Thrash Metal
Country: UK
Label: Heavy Metal Records

Track List:

  1. Monolith
  2. Nobody's Driving
  3. The Power Remains
  4. Time Bomb
  5. Last Will and Testament
  6. I.C.B.M.
  7. Chain Reaction
  8. Fallen From Grace
  9. Coming Home

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This album is the last classic release by Amebix, and it's also their most gloomy and depressive one. This is partly because it was influenced by bands like Black Sabbath, Bauhaus, Joy Division and Killing Joke, and the album itself became a source of inspiration for not only crust and metal bands, but for some industrial rock bands as well (Godflesh, for ex.) The lyrics on this album are just perfect, so it's strongly recommended to read them (all the lyrics are included in the archive). Along with portraying a dark and gloomy image of post-apocalyptic world, they bear a strong revolutionary anti-authoritarian message. As for music... well, it's Amebix, enough said. BTW, the voice of the singer reminds the those of Lemmy Kilmister (Motorhead) a bit. Check out the last track, "Coming Home" - it's kind of a ballad, and it's really beautiful!

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