With influences ranging from His Hero Is Gone, to Masakari and Neurosis, to Alaskan and AmenRa, Marseille, France based MONASTR have just unveiled their new full length offering on a number of great DIY labels, including Shove, Nothing To Harvest Records, Dure Réalité, Insane Society, Fresh Outbreak Records, Malammore Records, and Counteract Records. “On Your Knees” is an encapsulating musical journey flooded with a dark, thick and heavy soundscapes with themes of environment, animal rights, and apocalyptic themes like the end of the world.
“On Your Knees” brings an enchanting yet challenging journey for the heart, soul, and mind. It will reward you with every subsequent listen.
“Typical of a lot of 2 piece bands, Monastr sounds like a 10 piece such is the noise that eminates from the debut full length On Your Knees. The album follows the usual post – metal formula, moments of quiet, brackish reflection before the sludge kicks in. I was going to describe the change in tempo as ‘detonate’ but this implies an upward explosion whereas the sludge riffs in On Your knees are too weighty to rise above ground level. A lot of post- metal bands are tagged with sludge, some disappoint but Monastr deliver granite riffs of ground shaking proportions.” – Deathrattle Podcast
The album is available on vinyl with gatefold cover and silver vinyl disc. First orders will come with a limited silver ink silkscreen, a patch and a sticker.