Album Reviews

Conan - Monnos
Tuesday, May 15, 2012 - 00:00
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Conan has been around since 2006, have previously released an album and a split and only occasionally play shows. Or so I’ve read. Because I had never heard of these barbarians before. And listening to “Monnos”, I think I’d still remember because holy fuck, these guys are überheavy!!!

Opener “Hawk As Weapon” wastes no time in unleashing its crushing potential and opens with a riff so heavy you actually feel your bowels move in sync. I don’t know how they get it done but I imagine the strings on the guitar and bass are winded all the way down. Kudos on the production job as well, which only adds more punch. Normally doom is kinda monotonous (or as I like to call it… boring) but Conan introduces enough tempo changes and even some hooks to keep things interesting throughout. And rather than wearing out their welcome, these guys get the job done in 40 minutes before they return to slaying all of Crom’s enemies.

Tom Dumarey
Tom Dumarey

Lacking the talent to actually play in a band, Tom decided he would write about bands instead. Turns out his writing skills are mediocre at best as well.