Sylosis - Monolith


8.1 | 160 votes |
Release date: 5 October 2012
Style: Melodic death metal, Progressive thrash metal

Owners:

154 have it
16 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
Definitely my most anticipated album of the year.
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14.07.2012 - 01:31
Rating: 10
MetalSpider
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
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
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
This album is going to be EPIC!

Studio Update part 2
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21.09.2012 - 20:43
Rating: 10
MetalSpider
The previews sound monstrous! Seriously epic! I can't wait!
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02.10.2012 - 21:26
pisymbol
Officially available online to stream now here
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03.10.2012 - 23:07
Rating: 9
BaneConall
Fart Enthusiast
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.!
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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
Written by Guest 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.!
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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
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
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
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
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
After numerous listens...this album is better than the amazing Edge album.
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08.10.2012 - 18:48
Rating: 8
errorcode99
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
Very enjoyable , but a little too easy ...
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10.10.2012 - 23:45
Rating: 8
Uldreth
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
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
Ok so, basically, this album is totally awesome...
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15.10.2012 - 22:02
Rating: 9
neonxaos
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
Underrated?
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17.10.2012 - 20:36
Rating: 8
Uldreth
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
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
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
Alex F
Slick Dick Rick
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
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
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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