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Monolord: "Rust"

It's under the guise of sanctified ritual that Monolord's "Rust" begins with what sounds like a church organ belting out a variation of the track's key melody, (apparently a contribution from Mondo Drag's John Gamino), before being overridden by an onslaught of buzz and groove.  While the clean vocal melody from Thomas Jäger certainly demands listener attention, it is the crawling utterances of his guitar and the corrosive, rhythmic fluidity generated by drummer Esben Willems and bassist Mika Häkki that give "Rust" a sound worthy of the track's title.  As announcement of the band's upcoming release, Rust, the Swedish doom-trio Monolord shouldn't need to go any further than this single to incentivize interest, the band's reverent nods to Pentagram, Goatsnake, and Sabbath reason enough to garner want (maybe even need) of this album.  
Rust is being released by RidingEasy Records, scheduled to hit the physical shelves and/or virtual mar…

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