Genre: Blackened Death Metal
Sup everyone... holy crap, it's been a long time since I've done this. But getting right down to business, what we have here is some pretty fucking awesome blackened death metal from Australia. These past few years The Land Down Under has been serving up some pretty spectacular underground metal, and Monomakh are no exception. If fact, I would go as far to say that MMXII is probably my favorite black/death release this year. This 3 track EP (demo?) is definitely more in the death metal camp, and when it comes to riffs, these guys provide some absolutely crushing ones. They are the perfect mix of in your face brutality and eerie atmosphere something which I think also lends to replay value of this release. I can never listen to this just once, everytime time it gets played, it gets spun at least 3 times. When it comes to fucking awesome extreme metal from 2012, Monomakh is where it is at.