Album Review: Monobrow – The Nacarat (Trill Or Be Trilled Records)


The new album, The Nacarat, from Canada’s Monobrow is set to be released on May 31st via Trill Or Be Trilled Records.

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A record that is packed full of stoner rock riffs & rhythms opening with The First Vague Rumblings of Impending Revolution. A nice slow & sludgy sound, great sounding swampy riffs & groovy beat. It’s great start & really sets the mood for what follows with the lack of vocals throughout allowing the guitars to really breathe.

Capes & Monocles spacey sound gives off even more groove with these lovely bass heavy moments. The sudden increases in pace drive the song forward. A twisting & curving tune that never sits still for too long. It’s inventive, wild & so enjoyable. A stunning song that just keeps on giving.

At only 5 tracks long, The Nacarat has a lot to do in a short amount of time. The forgettable, We Can Make it Look Like An Accident slows things down before the efforts of Twin Sheiks & The Decline of the West and Other Small Tragedies bring things back around. The two songs combined come in at almost 20 minutes long & while, Twin Sheiks starts off slow the rumbling stoner-doom comes to an end midway changing into a far more pleasing sound.

Almost two different songs, melody kicks in alongside some fantastic bass chug before kicking things up a notch with some seriously hard hitting riffs.

The final song, Decline of the West and Other Small Tragedies offers something a little different with soft guitar melody & light drum taps for the first few minutes before it erupts into the more familiar sound. It gets really inventive halfway through with some psychedelic guitar work. A great effort from Monobrow, The Nacarat is an interesting, well produced stoner rock album that can proudly sit amongst its peers.

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Monobrow – The Nacarat Full Track Listing:

1. The First Vague Rumblings of Impending Revolution
2. Capes and Monocles
3. We Can Make it Look Like an Accident
4. Twin Sheiks
5. The Decline of the West and Other Small Tragedies

The Nacarat is available to buy via Bandcamp & you can find out more about Monobrow via Facebook & ReverbNation.

Monobrow - The Nacarat (Trill Or Be Trilled Records)
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