Friday, 25 June 2010

Twilight - Monument to Time End

Black Metal.

2 words to strike fear into my heart.
I've tried, God knows I have tried with
various albums but after 2 or 3 tracks,
the unrelenting barrage of sonic onslaught
turns my brain to jelly and I might as well
be listening to white noise.


I have read so many reviews of this album
- all that say that Twilight have created
something that goes outside the black metal
genre, I had to give it a go.

Of course, the vocals sound like a zombie
pig trying to shout without the use of
human vocal chords but no worse than
the heavier passages from General Lee,
Generation of Vipers, Mouth of the
Architect etc. In fact huge chunks are
like Post-Metal - the heavy bits!

There are synth parts of ambient
drone, clean choir like backing vocals
and slow, cleanish guitar lines that
could fit in on Pelican or Explosions
in the Sky albums - some very palatable
post-rock soundscapes.

Not for the faint hearted but if you
have ever dabbled in ear bleeding
post-metal, give this a Listen


  1. I much prefer the first album, probably because of the inclusion of Aaron Turner. You know me, I love my Black Metal, no more Malefic but instead Aaron Turner. What the fuck is going on there? I do like this record don't get me wrong though, anything Wrest touches is gold.

  2. Hah, shows how much i know about BM - I thought Twilight were a sort of underground "supergroup" with Turner & Parker joining with members of Nachtmystium for a one off project.

  3. It is a bit of a supergroup, but the first album didn't have turner on it, therefore being much better haha. I'm not much a of a fan of him as you may have gathered lol