Sylosis - Monolith


8.1 | 157 votes |
Release date: 5 October 2012
Style: Melodic death metal, Progressive thrash metal

Owners:

151 have it
17 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

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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09.07.2012 - 19:47
Rating: 8
The Galactican

Posts: 184
From: USA

Definitely my most anticipated album of the year.
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14.07.2012 - 01:31
Rating: 10
MetalSpider

Posts: 1374
From: Canada

Can't wait to hear the new album! These guys are quite underrated in my book!
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29.07.2012 - 19:27
Rating: 9
Zaph
The Nothingth

Posts: 2522
From: Belgium

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.

EDIT after the newest dropped: What the Hell was I thinking? That artwork is top-notch, on par with EotE and Dormant Heart.
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08.09.2012 - 21:34
John Shock

Posts: 500
From: Portugal
Yeah i want this, after listen to those two new songs i've changed my opinion...FUCK their awesome!!!
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21.09.2012 - 17:36
Rating: 9
BaneConall
Fart Enthusiast

Posts: 250
From: Canada
This album is going to be EPIC!

Studio Update part 2
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21.09.2012 - 20:43
Rating: 10
MetalSpider

Posts: 1374
From: Canada

The previews sound monstrous! Seriously epic! I can't wait!
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02.10.2012 - 21:26
pisymbol

Posts: 193
From: USA

Officially available online to stream now here
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03.10.2012 - 23:07
Rating: 9
BaneConall
Fart Enthusiast

Posts: 250
From: Canada
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.
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03.10.2012 - 23:09
!J.O.O.E.!
Defunct

Posts: 19156
From: UK

Jesus H, another album of theirs way too long. 70 minutes for this kind of music is 25 minutes, minimum, too long.
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03.10.2012 - 23:22
Rating: 9
BaneConall
Fart Enthusiast

Posts: 250
From: Canada
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.
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03.10.2012 - 23:25
!J.O.O.E.!
Defunct

Posts: 19156
From: UK

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.
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04.10.2012 - 01:05
Rating: 10
MetalSpider

Posts: 1374
From: Canada

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.
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06.10.2012 - 03:08
Rating: 7
The Benighted

Posts: 197
From: USA

Album's streaming over here: http://www.metalsucks.net/2012/10/02/exclusive-full-album-stream-sylosis-monolith/

Spoilers: It's amazing
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07.10.2012 - 22:04
Rating: 8
chomskeet

Posts: 44
From: USA
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.
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07.10.2012 - 23:15
Rating: 9
JÄY
Metal slave

Posts: 1463
From: USA

Written by chomskeet 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!!!
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08.10.2012 - 01:40
Rating: 10
MetalSpider

Posts: 1374
From: Canada

After numerous listens...this album is better than the amazing Edge album.
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08.10.2012 - 18:48
Rating: 8
errorcode99

Posts: 259
From: USA

A hybrid of thrash, melodeath and even some prog and death metal in there... just fantastic, very modern
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10.10.2012 - 23:39
Rating: 8
PocketMetal

Posts: 748
From: Iran
Very enjoyable , but a little too easy ...
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10.10.2012 - 23:45
Rating: 8
Uldreth

Posts: 1140
From: Hungary
Oh it is released?

I really should go and get it but totally out of money atm...
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11.10.2012 - 21:46
Rating: 9
BaneConall
Fart Enthusiast

Posts: 250
From: Canada
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?
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13.10.2012 - 21:28
Rating: 9
Zaph
The Nothingth

Posts: 2522
From: Belgium

Ok so, basically, this album is totally awesome...
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15.10.2012 - 22:02
Rating: 9
neonxaos

Posts: 157
From: Denmark
Ridiculously cool album. This might become a true modern classic.
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17.10.2012 - 16:07
Mongoose2557
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Severely underrated band. I love the hell out of this album.
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17.10.2012 - 20:14
Rating: 7
Ag Fox
Angel No More

Posts: 4721
From: Hong Kong

Underrated?
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17.10.2012 - 20:36
Rating: 8
Uldreth

Posts: 1140
From: Hungary
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.
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29.10.2012 - 19:42
Rating: 8
Uldreth

Posts: 1140
From: Hungary
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.
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03.11.2012 - 17:40
Rating: 9
Zaph
The Nothingth

Posts: 2522
From: Belgium

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.
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15.11.2012 - 16:05
Rating: 7
Alex F

Posts: 3039


Damn I still need to listen to this. Their last album was quite good
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21.01.2016 - 17:36
Rating: 8
MichaelAngeloT

Posts: 65
From: Greece

They changed their mediocre sound.. this album is much more serious and sophisticated than the other two.. i can see clearly a development that this band made ..ok if u are a metalcore fan then u probably prefer the previous ones, but if u re not i believe u can see the difference in this album.
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04.04.2016 - 01:07
Rating: 10
Toxik

Posts: 117
From: Portugal

Written by MichaelAngeloT on 21.01.2016 at 17:36

They changed their mediocre sound.. this album is much more serious and sophisticated than the other two.. i can see clearly a development that this band made ..ok if u are a metalcore fan then u probably prefer the previous ones, but if u re not i believe u can see the difference in this album.

I do understand relating Conclusion Of An Age with metalcore but Edge Of The Earth being metalcore? How?
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