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Imindain : Monolithium

The pure, uncompromising doom/death style of the early nineties seems to have been sidelined lately in favour of other sub-genres such as sludge, funeral and traditional doom. Fortunately, releases like this demo by Imindain are here to remind us what a powerful and raw force it can be if executed with conviction.

The three tracks on this demo are nothing short of epic in their powerful build-up and intricate structures. The guitar work, sometimes epic and mournful, while at other times heavy and powerful, brings to mind ancient stalwarts of the genre like old MDB. and Anathema as much as more recent underground legends such as Worship and Mournful Congregation. Lee’s vocals perfectly complement this, as they offer as much variety as one could possibly accept in this genre, alternating deep grunts with shrieks of agony and even searing, ...In the Woods...-style clean vocals on the last track, which has an epic drive reminding very much of dark metallers Primordial.

To cut a long story short: this is a doom/death demo of a quality not readily found these days and for its insignificant price, definitely worth buying if you are a fan of the genre. The band can be contacted at imindain@hotmail.com.

Reviewer's rating: Unrated


Tracklist :
1. The Buried Room
2. Black Water
3. This Empty Flesh

Duration : Approx. 25 minutes

Visit the Imindain bandpage.

Reviewed on ??-??-???? by Kostas Panagiotou
Aesthetic Death
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