AMEBIX

MONO­LITH (DIS­SO­NANCE)

Kerrang! (UK) - - REVIEWS - PAUL TRAVERS

THE CRUST RE­MAINS THE SAME AS PUNK KINGS REIS­SUE THEIR ROT­TEN ’80S CLAS­SIC

■ There are two types of clas­sic (or even K!las­sic) al­bums.there are those that re­main un­touch­able decades later and those that are of their time, but sur­passed by what comes later. Slayer’s Reign In Blood and Na­palm Death’s Scum are ex­am­ples of the former. Mono­lith, re­leased around the same time, might fit in avenn di­a­gram with both, although it hasn’t stood the test of time quite so well. The pro­duc­tion doesn’t hold up but, build­ing on the work of Motör­head, Dis­charge and an emerg­ing breed of metal bands, the Amebix mix of crude thrash riffs, dirty sludge and at­mo­spheric swirls of post-punk art did birth an en­tire foetid crust-punk scene. It’s a snarling cu­rio and still a wor­thy blast from the past. DOWN­LOAD: The Power Re­mains. FOR FANS OF: Motör­head,venom.

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