Articles by Jón Sigurleifsson
"Down I Go have always been thematic in their lyrics, but there is consistency also in their quality - and Mortals is no exception,...
We took photos and did words at Periphery's recent European tour stop in London at the O2 Forum, with The Contortionist and Destrage.
Jón Þór's picks for the ten best records of the year, featuring the likes of Slice The Cake, Car Bomb and Norma Jean!
Dance Gavin Dance vocalists present and past unite for a special night at Southampton's Engine Rooms.
"Ion Dissonance have returned from the cold with an absolute banger of an album in Cast The First Stone..."
The Fall of Troy and chums hit up The Asylum in Birmingham; some words on how it went down.
"Mind Cemeteries is a dense fucker of an album and you’ll need time to dig your claws into it - before the void reaches...
"...it would have been nice to see the band take more creative risks, even if it resulted in a longer wait or a shorter...
"...a flurry of beautifully written and arranged songs which will surely grace many year-end lists. Outstanding."
PREMIERE: Illinois' own Tweak are swamped with hostility thanks to their new song "A Warning", from forthcoming album I Am Overcome With Hatred.
Watch Septa's new video for "Ropes" EXCLUSIVELY here on The Monolith!
"...fresh, intricate and catchy compositions make Course of Events 2016’s first great album."
Jón Þór's picks for the ten best records of the year, featuring the likes of Chelsea Wolfe, Cerebric Turmoil, and We Never Learned To...
"An impressive debut album and a nice continuation of 2015 as the year of tech death."
A perfect evening of technical, progressive metal from Periphery and friends.
Conflictions' self-titled debut comes out next month. Here's the first new track from it, called "New Age Punks", premiered here for your pleasure!
"This year has been a great one for death metal, but in Neural Net Meltdown, Cerebric Turmoil have created something absolutely essential, and a...
Opeth do the double at Drury Lane for their 25th anniversary celebration, playing Ghost Reveries in full plus a set of hits.
Ulcerate deliver a crushing lesson it three-piece metal monstrosity, with support from Bell Witch and Ageless Oblivion.
"...this sphere could have used a bit more soul to truly ascend to the heavens they reached for."
"You’re Lucky God That I Cannot Reach You will inevitably get credit for not only being a fitting and deserved swansong for Dow I...
Watch The Hirsch Effekt’s new video for “Agnosie″ before anyone else!
"The Nietzsche have put their best foot forward, pulling no punches and going straight for the knockout."
Celebrating ten years of Between The Buried And Me's genre-defining album Alaska, which turns a decade old today!
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