Friday, July 3, 2009

Monumentum - In Absentia Christi (1995)

Genre : Dark Doom
Country : Italy

This is the first full-length of the band. This album is the most strange Dark Doom Metal release with ultra obscure riffs, mysterious melodies, lots of anguish, instrumental moments, slowest passages, sinister keyboards, clean vocals, and enigmatic female vocals and choirs.

This album have been inspiration for Dolorian (formed in 1997), listening many melodies and keyboards from this album, I found lots of melodies used after by Dolorian in their albums (Tracks 2, 5, 8 & 10).

Monumentum definitely is the real godfather of Dark Doom, it's absolute darkness and desolation! This ultra-Dark Doom album is highly recommended!!!

1.Battesimo: Nero Opaco 02:38
2.A Thousand Breathing Crosses 02:05
3.Consuming Jerusalem 04:51
4.Fade to Grey 05:06
5.On Perspective of Spiritual Catharsis 07:39
6.Selunhs Aggelos 04:13
7.From These Wounds 07:07
8.Terra Mater Ofranorum 03:39
9.Nephtali 04:27
10.La Noia 09:01

Total playing time 50:46


Anonymous said...

Thanks for this NOT BAD at all, but sometimes it sounds like a gothic rock band like Cristhian Death. Maybe is for the guitars because it has not power guitars like the Doom metal, or the drums using a lot the charles like 80s gothic rock band, or the voice because the singer sangs like Ross Williams ( nephtali ).

I think gothics can like this stuff so much, because is in that vein more than the Doom metal vein.

Anonymous said...

Definitely one of the best doom album ever released.

Anonymous said...

....Fade to Gray, the worst cover I ever heard of this song !!!.

Anonymous said...

I dont like gothic, but I agree with the first comment, the similarity of Monumentum between Christian Death sound is big!!. And yeah!! that cover is really patetic!!.