14:31 - Joe Zombie Doesn't he have his other death metal band? Purgatory Afterglow is the definitive EoS in my eyes. Or ears.
14:25 - High RedOctober Crimson topped purgatory afterglow. I must say I want some new swano work with harsh vocals preferably blackish :3
14:23 - Marcel Hubregtse I didn't even find any killer moments on Crimson 2. Hence mediocre at best.
14:15 - Zaphod Crimson 2 had some killer moments, but it just pales in comparison to Crimson.
14:15 - Joe Zombie Not sure if I'd care for a new EoS album, as much as I love the band. The stuff Dan is doing now is good. The last Nightingale album was awesome. He'll never top Purgatory Afterglow.
I'm no doom connoisseur, but this seems rather atypical for the genre. I only say that because I usually find most doom uneventful. Then again I don't have adequate knowledge of the genre to back that up. While calling it groovy might be pushing it, it certainly has head-bob worthy riffs and drum beats, laced with tasty melody for a cherry on top.
After two back-to-back listens, I can firmly state that this is anything unlike III. This is more doomy in its own right and has a totally different vibe to it than the last one which was very highly spacey and almost blackish. Though I hear that brilliant motif from the last record 17.50 mins into this. In the end I won't rate it as highly as the last one. But it still is one of the great doom albums of this year. And distinctively Monolithe-y in its own right. So, darn good I say.
One thing to love in this album are the amazing choruses. Reminds of that scene from the 2001: A Space Odyssey movie where the chaotic chorus starts to pick up when anything goes near that black monolith.