Monotheist: Featuring JJ “Shiv” Polachek from 7 Horns 7 Eyes
7 Horns 7 Eyes wrote my #1 favoritest album of 2012. Monotheist features the vocalist of that band, JJ “Shiv” Polachek IV. And while you might not expect two bands sharing the same vocalist to necessarily sound similar, I guess Mr. Shiv just likes his metal to sound a certain way before bellowing over top of it, because 7 Horns 7 Eyes and Monotheist are most certainly cut from the same cloth.
Think: proggy, artful death metal like Opeth, Cynic or Extol, but with a more modern flare than any of the above, and you’re close. “Elegy of the Sleepwalkers” comes from Monotheist’s new six-track EP, Genesis of Perdition, which the band is self-releasing on May 21st. Stream it below and let us know what you think.