Thursday, October 1, 2015
BEHOLD! THE MONOLITH Releases Architects of the Void
Los Angeles stoner/doom metal band BEHOLD! THE MONOLITH have given release to their third full-length album, Architects of the Void. Praised by MetalSucks.net for its "healthy doses of doomy riffage, pummeling heaviness, and expansive/exploratory parts that just might take you on a journey to another planet," the album is now available on CD and digital formats. Vinyl treatment for Architects of the Void is coming this December.
Purchase Architects of the Void at beholdthemonolith.bandcamp.com.
Architects of the Void follows critically acclaimed 2012 release Defender, Redeemist and
marks the debut of vocalist Jordan Nalley who took the reigns following the tragic 2013 death of Kevin McDade in a car accident. The album will also be the first for new bassist Jason "Cas" Casanova (SASQUATCH). The album artwork was created by Dusty Peterson (Bloodbath, Six Feet Under, Oceano).
Praise for Architects of the Void:
"With elements of all good things that are heavy, the new release by Behold! The Monolith is a musical battle hammer shattering the skulls of the weak and feeble. "
- The Ripple Effect
"The Monolith deals in stoner/sludge stuff somewhat akin to High on Fire and/or Lord Dying, with song titles and artwork that would give The Sword's J.D. Cronise a hard-on."
"A sprawling metal masterpiece marked by memorable riffs, scorching leads, and intricate song structures."
- Vertical Chamber Apparatus
"The band play Doom mixed with Sludge, producing an album that sits outside of the normal template for both sub-genres and is all the better for it."
- Wonderbox Metal
"Behold! The Monolith do not hesitate to blow listener's eardrums away with their new album...thunderous sounding riffs and crushing Sabbath like jams."
- Rock and Metal Temple
"An excellent album. The implementation of both stoner and doom elements is executed masterfully allowing both styles to shine on their own and to weave together." 5/5
- Metal Blast