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Release date: 5 October 2012
Style: Melodic death metal, Thrash metal

Rating:

8.1 | 132 votes

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14 want it


01. Out From Below
02. Fear The World
03. What Dwells Within
04. Behind The Sun
05. The River
06. Monolith
07. Paradox
08. A Dying Vine
09. All Is Not Well
10. Born Anew
11. Enshrined

Review
Lyrics (11)


Line-up
Josh Middleton - guitars, vocals
Alex Bailey - guitars
Rob Callard - drums
Carl Parnell - bass


Additional info
Recorded with Romesh Dodangoda in Wales, at Monnow Valley Studio, and mastered by Jens Bogren (Soilwork, Amon Amarth, Bloodbath) at Fascination Street Studios.

Artwork by Dan Goldsworthy (Accept, Hell).

Guest review by
Lord_Agony

Rating:
9.2
While some bands like to perform by the bible of the genre, others tend to give back to the style while remaining somewhat faithful to the overall outlines of it, and very few of those manage to appeal to both the old and modern school fan. That being said, Monolith is the absolute template that applies to the progressively unique and original model of thrash metal.

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published 13.06.2014 | Comments (5)

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The Galactican - 09.07.2012 at 19:47  
Rating: 8 Definitely my most anticipated album of the year.
MetalSpider - 14.07.2012 at 01:31  
Rating: 10 Can't wait to hear the new album! These guys are quite underrated in my book!
Zaphod - 29.07.2012 at 19:27  
Rating: 9 Don't like the artwork that much, in comparison to the previous one, which was amazing, but the music heard in the studio trailer sounds very promising. Probably my most anticipated release at this point. All the old thrash metal bands disappointed this year. Sylosis, set things right!
John Shock - 08.09.2012 at 21:34  
  Yeah i want this, after listen to those two new songs i've changed my opinion...FUCK their awesome!!!
BaneConall - 21.09.2012 at 17:36  
Rating: 9 This album is going to be EPIC!

Studio Update part 2
MetalSpider - 21.09.2012 at 20:43  
Rating: 10 The previews sound monstrous! Seriously epic! I can't wait!
pisymbol - 02.10.2012 at 21:26  
  Officially available online to stream now here
BaneConall - 03.10.2012 at 23:07  
Rating: 9 After my first few listens I'm not full convinced that this is better than Edge of the Earth but it's already starting to grow on me. Definitely going to be one of my top albums of 2012.
!J.O.O.E.! - 03.10.2012 at 23:09  
  Jesus H, another album of theirs way too long. 70 minutes for this kind of music is 25 minutes, minimum, too long.
BaneConall - 03.10.2012 at 23:22  
Rating: 9
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 03.10.2012 at 23:09

Jesus H, another album of theirs way too long. 70 minutes for this kind of music is 25 minutes, minimum, too long.

To be fair at least this time 10 minutes of it is the silence before the bonus track. And it definitely doesn't feel nearly as long as Edge of the Earth did.
!J.O.O.E.! - 03.10.2012 at 23:25  
 
Written by BaneConall on 03.10.2012 at 23:22

To be fair at least this time 10 minutes of it is the silence before the bonus track. And it definitely doesn't feel nearly as long as Edge of the Earth did.

That's good then. I quite enjoyed that album, it just dragged.
MetalSpider - 04.10.2012 at 01:05  
Rating: 10 Amazing album! Very epic and heavy! Its about as good if not slightly better than Edge of the Earth. The only thing I dont like though is the silence before the bonus track. Other than that its brilliant.
The Benighted - 06.10.2012 at 03:08  
Rating: 7 Album's streaming over here: http://www.metalsucks.net/2012/10/02/exclusive-full-album-stream-sylosis-monolith/

Spoilers: It's amazing
chrisscrewball - 07.10.2012 at 22:04  
Rating: 8 Awesome album, def better than Edge of the Earth overall. Like their other stuff it's easy to listen from beginning to end. Great to see this one in the top ten. Hope it stays there.
JÄY - 07.10.2012 at 23:15  
Rating: 9
Written by chrisscrewball on 07.10.2012 at 22:04

Awesome album, def better than Edge of the Earth overall. Like their other stuff it's easy to listen from beginning to end. Great to see this one in the top ten. Hope it stays there.

It wont, unfortunately.

...Sure does kick ass, though!!!
MetalSpider - 08.10.2012 at 01:40  
Rating: 10 After numerous listens...this album is better than the amazing Edge album.
errorcode99 - 08.10.2012 at 18:48  
Rating: 8 A hybrid of thrash, melodeath and even some prog and death metal in there... just fantastic, very modern
PocketMetal - 10.10.2012 at 23:39  
Rating: 8 Very enjoyable , but a little too easy ...
Uldreth - 10.10.2012 at 23:45  
Rating: 8 Oh it is released?

I really should go and get it but totally out of money atm...
BaneConall - 11.10.2012 at 21:46  
Rating: 9
Written by Uldreth on 10.10.2012 at 23:45

Oh it is released?

I really should go and get it but totally out of money atm...

Not to promote pirating, but if you are planning on buying it anyway - why not just acquire it through other means for now?
Zaphod - 13.10.2012 at 21:28  
Rating: 9 Ok so, basically, this album is totally awesome...
neonxaos - 15.10.2012 at 22:02  
Rating: 9 Ridiculously cool album. This might become a true modern classic.
Mongoose2557 - 17.10.2012 at 16:07  
  Severely underrated band. I love the hell out of this album.
Ag Fox - 17.10.2012 at 20:14  
Rating: 7 Underrated?
Uldreth - 17.10.2012 at 20:36  
Rating: 8
Written by Ag Fox on 17.10.2012 at 20:14

Underrated?

I would not call them underrated either as the reception of most of their albums have been very positive.

That doesn't prevent this band and album to be pretty damn awesome though.
Uldreth - 29.10.2012 at 19:42  
Rating: 8 I just bought this, even if I only gave it one or two listens via the stream before and damn, it is still good and a definitely worthy purchase.

Also slightly better than Edge Of The Earth which I already loved.
Zaphod - 03.11.2012 at 17:40  
Rating: 9
Written by Uldreth on 29.10.2012 at 19:42

Also slightly better than Edge Of The Earth which I already loved.

Agreed.
Edge Of The Earth was something I loved a lot, but no matter how many times I listened to it, I still couldn't tell some songs apart. On Monolith every single song is memorable. Album of the year for me so far.
Alex Fenger - 15.11.2012 at 16:05  
  Damn I still need to listen to this. Their last album was quite good

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