was created in France back in 2001. “Monolithe II” is
their second album, and there are both comprised of about the same
things…one track lasting over fifty minutes. 50:24 for the new
CD, to be exact. There are elements that will make you ponder bands
like My Dying Bride, Anathema and Paradise Lost. Novembers Doom also
comes to mind. Many unique elements are combined into one song, which
can seem a little unorganized at times. It may be that a few chaotic
parts were written info their music. If I had to classify Monolithe,
it would be doom metal. They are mystical, dark, and atmospheric.
Roughly the same atmosphere and feeling as Anathema. Slow, pounding
riffs and deep, guttural death vocals are also evident. This album
left me with a little bit of a curious feeling after listening to
the complete disc. Will they continue in the same direction? Hopefully,
they will take it to the next level.