Saturday, April 22, 2017

Monolithic Elephant - (2017) Monolithic Elephant

Monolithic Elephant is a power trio from Milan, Italy. The band produces a solid foundation of downtrodden and down-tuned riffs, thundering bass lines and penchant for keeping things interesting.

Their debut self-titled album has so much going on during its six lengthy tracks, it would really be hard to pigeon-hole them into one genre. There's an affinity for doom, a bit of psychedelia, some progressive song structures and a spacey, almost droned-out ambiance going on within most of the songs, often within the same track. It's this kind of variation that really floats my boat.

The band cites influences from wide array of musicians and bands. Ranging from the usual suspects like Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, Queens of the Stone Age and Pink Floyd, to a little more off the wall ones like Emerson Lake and Palmer and Radiohead. I can definitely hear these influences coming through in the music and it makes for an interesting listen.  -Adam Walsh

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