Monolith - Mountain (CD)
BLACK SABBATH worshipping Doom from Germany.
The album seems to alternate between hard rock and doom metal, which works well for them. "Standing Tall" is a powerful 70s-styled rock number, with some doom parts thrown in. Brummerloh gives one of the best vocal performances of the album, and Ron Osenbruck breaks out a trippy solo, which had a particularly 70s feel. "High Horse" is a mid-tempo hard rocker with a catchy melody. Jann Worthman gets a moment of quiet to show off his bass chops, and gives the rest of the album a rock-steady rhythm section on which to build. - Metal Temple 3/5