Our new label, Aesthetic Death Records from the UK, said this about our new album:
"Six years after their last release - the new Monads album 'IVIIV' will be released in December 2017.
Expect a 50 minute masterpiece of melancholy, anguish and crushing heavy doom. Four odes to loss and the contemplation of those fragments of fading hope. Beautiful album."
released December 20, 2017
'IVIIV' was created over a period of almost six years,
starting in 2011 and coming to its final form in 2017.
Line-up on this recording:
R. Polon - Vocals
H. Cools - Guitars
F. Breulet - Guitars
J. Frederix - Bass
D. Degrieck - Drums
All music and lyrics written by H. Cools,
except for the ending of 'To a Bloodstained Shore',
which was improvised in studio by H. Cools and F. Breulet.
Music recorded by Déhà in Vernon, France; July 2015.
Vocals recorded by Jeremie Bezier at Blackout Studio
in Brussels, Belgium; January 2016.
Production, mix and master by Déhà at HHStudios
in Sofia, Bulgaria and Wemmel, Belgium,
with kind assistance of Greg Chandler at
Priory Recording Studios in Sutton Coldfield, U.K.
Additional guitars and bass by Déhà.
Piano outro on 'The Despair of an Aeon' by Déhà.
Cover image by Billy Bayou.
Layout by Stijn van Cauter and H. Cools.
This album takes me to the darkest places. The whole vibe and overall feel of the album is that of absolute dread, but also beauty. The overall mix of death metal, black metal and some jazz is perfect and sound is unique and fresh. Waiting in anticipation of album 2! chiragrajagopal
Masterpiece! Absolutely briliant! While the funeral doom scene is full of copycat bands, Slow's V-Oceans is a fresh ray of hope. Creative songwriting and complete harmony between orchestration, tempo and the superb vocals. Very pleasant surprise from Slow pedram83