"Waves" begins with some atmospheric and drone sounds along with some powerful bass guitars and after a minute heavy and melodic doom metal guitar riffs make their way into the song along with some clean singing melodic vocals which also utilize some aggressive sludge elements and after awhile post rock style guitar leads make their way into the song and midway through the song there is a brief use of clean elements being utilized.
''Curse" begins with some distorted and atmospheric background sounds which lead to some heavy guitar and bass riffs along with some drums and then the aggressive sludge style screams start kicking in along with some melodic guitar riffing and a few seconds alter clean singing vocals make their presence known in the song and halfway through the song there are some noise/drone sound effects being utilized in the background and towards the end there is a brief use of death metal growls being utilized.
"Circles" begins with some synth sounds and a few seconds later clean playing and drum beats make their way into the song and after a couple of minutes the drums get louder along with some melodic guitar riffing which also leads to some aggressive yet melodic vocals and heavier elements kicking in and a few seconds later clean singing female vocals are added into the song along with some melodic guitar leads and halfway through the song the cleaner elements return for awhile along with some clean singing male vocals and towards the end the music starts getting heavy again.
"Onward" begins with some soft and clean guitar playing before getting heavy and adding in some some and aggressive/melodic vocals and a few seconds alter powerful bass guitars and spoken word parts are added into the song and as time goes on by there are some melodic guitar riffs thrown into the music along with some synths.
Song lyrics cover darkness and depression themes, while the production has a very strong, powerful, heavy, dark and professional sound where you can hear all of the musical instruments that are present on this recording along with the songs being long and epic in length.
In my opinion Monachus are a very great sounding atmospheric sludge metal band with elements of post rock and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE Curse" and "Onward". RECOMMENDED BUY."