Album Review – Monks Of Mellonwah “Sky & The Dark Night” (Modern Rock)

Monks Of Mellonwah “Sky & The Dark Night” (Modern Rock)It’s always interesting as a writer to see how bands slowly evolved and eventually find their own sound. Last year, my actual first album review I did for Vandala was the Monks Of Mellonwah, and had the pleasure of enjoying their  previous album Neurogenesis. This Australian fusion of rock and funk bring their own influences to the table while they unmistakably echo Pink Floyd, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Jimi Hendrix. Problem with their last album is that is was comparable, their new album Sky and The Dark Night is MOM clearly found their sound; it’s incomparable, unique, epic and beautifully crafted, undefinable while mixing more than four genres with elegant grace. The Monks’ of Mellonwah displays a masterful and unique blend of intense space, driving riffs and sharp metaphors, their sound evolved, it’s a little darker but always shows a little light. Joe de la Hoyde says that this album’s underlying theme is about “the journey from the beginning of our battles to their fruitless ends; the ups and downs, the triumphs and the failures. It is the undying hope that maybe somewhere along the way, we might find ourselves.” There’s four parts: part one, Breakout, part two, Control, part three, Condition, and part four, which is Full Trilogy mix. So this gives the listener to listen to each track individually then as a whole, a metaphorical way of understanding what the artist emotional process of battling his demons. 4/5 Dragons

Monks Of Mellonwah – www.monksofmellonwah.com and www.facebook.com/monksofmellonwah

Review By Lana Nimmons

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