After a couple of streams, it looks like Monarch has improved over their last recording Sabbat Noir. Dark Castle drummer Rob Shaffer joined the band adding flexibility over percussions and funeral paced drumming along with slow and dense low end riffs picking up pace often. The vocals are nerve tormenting mostly with the exception of some sections in the last track Black Becomes The Sun where harsh screams are accompanied with melodious singing. Full LP is streaming over Brooklyn Vegan which comes out Feb 28 via At A Loss Recordings.
Also check out a new song Hawk As Weapon by the UK doombringer Conan from their upcoming album Monnos.