On french doom band Monarch!'s February 28 release, Omens, the eardrum-bursting walls of fuzz and drone are served up on a (grimly unpolished) silver platter. Monarch recorded this, their sixth album, in four different countries before having it mixed by Sanford Parker and mastered by Collin Jordan  (Twilight, Ministry, Yob). The album also features newest Monarch! member Rob Shaffer (Dark Castle, YOB), adding another delightfully unsettling element to the band's repertoire.

To enter to win your own copy of Omens, tell us in the comments below why you enjoy drone/doom/sludge music. The contest will end at midnight on Friday, March 9 and the winner will be contacted within 48 hours of the end of the contest. As always, you must have a mailing address in the continental United States or Canada to enter.

— Kelly Kettering


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