Conan, 'Monnos': Full Album Stream
British Doom Metallers Conan have the kind of band name that fits their sound. The power trio's mighty guitar riffs and their songs' overall epic feel make their latest album, Monnos, ideal as the soundtrack to one of those sword and sorcery films that were so huge in the '80s. Beastmaster anyone?
Already in stores overseas, Monnos will get a U.S. release on July 31. Stream the entire album and check out our new interview with Conan guitarist/vocalist Jon Davis where we chat about Doom Metal -- imagine that!
Conan is another addition to your country's fine tradition of Doom Metal. We can point to England's gloomy weather as an obvious inspiration point, but what do you attribute to doom's enduring legacy there?
To explain our tradition of Doom Metal bands you need look no further than Black Sabbath, for we all form part of this bands legacy. Black Sabbath set the scene for this form of music, and indeed 'Heavy Metal' and from this beginning a web has been spun. No matter where you sit on this web you only need look back to the centre and there are the lads in Black Sabbath. Conan, Slomatics, War Iron, Cathedral, Electric Wizard, Jackal Headed Guard of The Dead, Volition, Serpent Venom, Black Magician, Iron Witch, Wizards Beard, Slabdragger, Grimpen Mire, Pus and many other U.K. bands who play various forms of what popular culture would call 'Doom Metal' i.e. 'Trad Doom', 'Sludge Doom' 'Funeral Doom' or whatever - we are all evolved from Black Sabbath. All heavy bands got to where they are in a musical sense through either listening to Sabbath's own riffs or listening to the riffs of bands who have fed off Sabbath's riffs directly. This