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Defender, Redeemist

by Behold! The Monolith

Defender, Redeemist by Behold! The Monolith

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Defender, Redeemist

by Behold! The Monolith

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Label: Arctic Forest Records
This thrashy, doomy, mucky, extremely heavy L.A. trio heads plenty of directions, sometimes all in the same song. Vocals range from Celtic Frost punches-in-the-gut to Kylesa shrieks-from-the-rafters to your usual ugly Lemmy-via-death-metal upchuck; the riffs can be chewy as pine tar; and there are synthesized spans of free space. But the building blocks often seem randomly assembled, and only "Witch Hunt Supreme" -- which starts out as a high-speed prog-chops demonstration, then doggedly breaks down a "Smoke On The Water" riff to its component parts -- leaves a huge lasting impression.

About This Album

This thrashy, doomy, mucky, extremely heavy L.A. trio heads plenty of directions, sometimes all in the same song. Vocals range from Celtic Frost punches-in-the-gut to Kylesa shrieks-from-the-rafters to your usual ugly Lemmy-via-death-metal upchuck; the riffs can be chewy as pine tar; and there are synthesized spans of free space. But the building blocks often seem randomly assembled, and only "Witch Hunt Supreme" -- which starts out as a high-speed prog-chops demonstration, then doggedly breaks down a "Smoke On The Water" riff to its component parts -- leaves a huge lasting impression.

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About This Album

This thrashy, doomy, mucky, extremely heavy L.A. trio heads plenty of directions, sometimes all in the same song. Vocals range from Celtic Frost punches-in-the-gut to Kylesa shrieks-from-the-rafters to your usual ugly Lemmy-via-death-metal upchuck; the riffs can be chewy as pine tar; and there are synthesized spans of free space. But the building blocks often seem randomly assembled, and only "Witch Hunt Supreme" -- which starts out as a high-speed prog-chops demonstration, then doggedly breaks down a "Smoke On The Water" riff to its component parts -- leaves a huge lasting impression.