"Monkeypriest is a sludge-doom metal band formed in Sevilla, Spain in 2006."
This album needs no introduction. If you're into sludge and you haven't heard of Monkeypriest you mind as well commit suicide. That's all I've gotta say. But seriously though, this album is fucking F A N T A S T I C! I don't know whether or not it's the name or the feel of what they were trying to accomplish but Monkeypriest constructs this kind of atmospheric that's just hard to explain. It feels as if I'm an adventurer trekking through a forest to find some kind of mystical monkey shrine or some shit. It has this real... adventurous feel to it. The intro starts with an instrumental, a preview if you will, of what it to come in the album. As it gets dives deeper and deeper, the riffs starts getting heavy and vocals are eventually added. With the mood set and the music is right, you'll start to slip into a deep trance lost forever in the realm that is Monkeypriest. Just think of Defending The Tree with a bit more back bone, more tracks, and better production. I think it's safe to say that this band has a lot going in store for them and are most likely comparable to veterans in the genre such as Grief, Buzzov*en, Eyehategod, and hell, even Corrupted with their long, drawn out drone-esque riffs. Monkeypriest are here to stay and in due time, this album along with the rest (hoping they stick together for more) will be classics to come.