Monumentum

Crimson Glory - Crimson Glory

Crimson Glory- Crimson Glory (monumentum)

When this album originally came out in 1986, it certainly marked something different going on in the US Metal scene. Up to that point it was more of a savagery thing going on in Metal music with warrior and battlefield themes and no clear room for soaring melodies and ‘progressive’ - not Prog -  songwriting (omitting early QUEENSRŸCHE, maybe and a little bit of SAVATAGE and their “Power Of The Night” album). In the years to follow, CRIMSON GLORY released a much more respected album called “Transcendence” whose equivalent quality is undisputable, but I prefer to present the 1986 debut here mainly do to its shocking profile back in those times.

Written by Grigoris Chronis Thursday, 13 October 2011 07:19

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Candlemass - Epicus Doomicus Metallicus

Candlemass- Epicus Doomicus Metallicus (monumentum)

Back in the late 80s there were limited ways for a metalhead to learn about new band in his favorite music scene. It was either the magazines (these were also limited depending on the country) or the local record store. I still remember the Saturday’s walks downtown with a limited budget in the hunt for something new for the good old record player. On one of those Saturdays and with less money than usual I came across of a vinyl record with an extremely simple but also great artwork and an ultra cool title.

Written by Dimitris Kontogeorgakos Saturday, 01 October 2011 13:24

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Doomsword - Doomsword

Doomsword- Doomsword (monumentum)

Back in 1999, bands combining the volume of Doom Metal with the epic procedure of Power Metal were not widely accepted in Europe. Some ‘obscure’ acts had done that in America in the 80s (from CIRITH UNGOL to THUNDER RIDER; even WARLORD featured such tactics in a couple of tunes) but in general these two sub-genres were firmly and consciously separated in order to expose one or the other constituent at full face (Ok, CANDLEMASS are possibly excluded).

Written by Grigoris Chronis Saturday, 24 September 2011 13:48

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Angel Witch - Angel Witch

Angel Witch - Angel Witch (monumentum)

I recall many albums being as influential in the history of Metal music as this one. Maybe “Black Sabbath”...hmmm... “Number Of The Beast” ...let’s see...“Reign In Blood”...“Master Of Puppets” and some other couple maybe.

Written by Grigoris Chronis Saturday, 10 September 2011 14:59

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