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Grand Magus is a special band: While tradition is very important to them, they still have the courage to develop their music. Stylistically, they may have come a long way from their dusty self-titled rock debut to their new metal masterpiece HAMMER OF THE NORTH, but the Stockholm trio have evolved without losing touch with their experiences. They have never abandoned the driving groove of ... Read more in Amazon's Grand Magus Store

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  • Audio CD (20 Oct. 2003)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Rise Above
  • ASIN: B0000DJEQH
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 50,067 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By C. Thatcher on 19 Jan. 2004
Format: Audio CD
I could describe this album in one word.... epic, but that wouldn't be very helpful to be honest so I shall elaborate.
If you are a fan of Doom metal or mid paced heavy, heavy rock then I find it hard to believe that you could be dissappointed by this release. In some strange parallel universe Monument is probably the core teaching aid at the "School of how to play huge sounding music" along with "Bullet Belts for Beginners" and "Ten steps to fearsome facial hair"... or something... That's not to say that this album is simply a rehash of the admittedly well trodden Black Sabbath-esque rock path. Monument is ridiculously fresh sounding and it's almost impossible to pinpoint why; there are no gimmicks here just awesome perfomances and songwriting.
The riffs are huge and slow and the songs intricate but not overwrought. They build and build like, well some huge stoney monument actually. There are also some interesting effects and instrumentation to be heard, flourishes that complement the overall feel rather than fill gaps.. for instance the introduction is a great mood setter, akin to Bathory's Hammerheart.
I have to say that for such a slow and heavy album this is incredibly listenable, there is a kind of unswerving confidence to the musicianship and songwriting that means each piece never out stays its welcome and leaves you desperate for more. Special mention must also go to singer JB's voice; surely one of the most incredible modern rock singers, seriously, just buy this album to hear the man roar in a manner which would probably loosen a lions bowels.
Comparisons are annoying, but useful, so if you like Doom, or own the first Grand Magus album, or anything by Spiritual Beggars, Black Sabbath... you know the kind of territory...
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By Patchman on 19 Nov. 2013
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Grand Magus are a great band.
Like myth and storytelling metal with a hint of Black Sabbath?
Get this! Get all their Albums! Go on! Do it! Do it now!
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GRAND MAGUS Monument 28 April 2005
By Christopher J. Dillard - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
On 'Monument', the sophomore full-length from Grand Magus, we see this Swedish doom-metal trio truly finding its way. Having explored the more rocking end of the doom genre on their self-titled debut, this recording takes a far heavier and grumpier turn with more of a sludge-doom approach. That's actually an understatement, this is possibly the heaviest slab of doom I've heard in ten years. Forget Electric Wizard. Yes I really just said that, forget Electric Wizard, because this album makes 'Come My Fanatics' sound like The Wallflowers. This is full-on creeping, crushing doom like you've never heard. A monstrous guitar sound, massive riffs, skullrattling rhythms, and JB's roaringly powerful but melodic and soulful voice all amalgamate into one indescribably heavy creation. The arrangements are superb, when they aren't harnessing the pure energy of slow-motion doomy groove such as on 'Summer Solstice', they are churning out huge song structures which build into enormous God-like crescendos. Check out a song like 'He Who Seeks, Shall Find' and you'll know what I mean. And the riffs, by The Gods, THE RIFFS! This band has found the sanctity of the almighty riff and made it holy again. These riffs sound like they could be the b*stard love-child of Black Sabbath and Solitude Aeturnus, and if that means nothing to you then you've got some heavy-metal homework to do. And let's not forget the conceptual content, when it comes to the lyrics this also qualifies as Viking metal which is nothing short of a breath of fresh air. Songs like 'Valfadher(Chooser of the Slain)', and 'Ulvastalt(Vargr)' exude far more Nordic ambience than you'll hear in ten strait hours of Norwegian black metal. Lines such as "You can betray me, the pain won't break me. Here I stand I'll never fall. WarGlad will take me, no mourning on my dying day. Let me burn and enter the Hall" would send shirvers down the spine of a 10th century Norse skald. These dudes have read up on their native mythology, that's for sure. The crisp, thick production on this record is perfect for bringing out the bone-crushing quality evoked by such weighty music. Trust me, crank this baby and watch the paint peel off the walls. Yup, it's THAT heavy. But don't take my word for it, hear this record and believe. If you're a fan of quality doom, you simply cannot afford to pass this record up. The BEST doom I've heard in many long years. GODLY!
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
HEAVY DUTY MONSTER ROCK! 27 April 2004
By Mark C. - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Unpretentious, Heavy, Full of cool riffs. Yes, Grand Magus does it again. As good as the self- titled Grand Magus. 100% better than any so called new rock bands. Shades of Black Sabbath, yes, but these cats have theyre own style. I'm glad there's still bands who havent forgotten what it means to rock. Buy this CD. Thanks for your consideration. Stomp
Heavy, powerful, METAL 1 Jun. 2015
By Justin G. - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Originally released in 2003, Monument is the second album from Swedish masters of heavy/doom metal Grand Magus. The band had not yet made their pivot to more melodic traditional heavy metal at this point, so Monument was very much in keeping with the sound of the debut.

Grand Magus had such a (pardon the pun) monumentally heavy sound early on. Old school Sabbath meets Electric Wizard meets Candlemass. JB Christoffersson’s powerful vocals add yet another layer of heaviness to the thick riffs and lumbering rhythms. Even if you prefer the newer, faster Grand Magus sound, it’s hard not to be in awe of the sheer heaviness and power of songs like “Summer Solstice,” “Chooser of the Slain” and the 10-minute monster “He Who Seeks…Shall Find.”

Monument is another masterful doom metal album from Grand Magus, and is a must-have if you’re a fan of the band. Fans of bands like Black Sabbath, Spiritual Beggars, Electric Wizard, Candlemass and The Gates of Slumber should also give this album a go.

Edition Notes: Metal Blade reissued Monument in 2010. The album was not changed in any way, nor is there any bonus material.
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Three Stars 16 Aug. 2014
By Darren L. Gerber - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Too much of the same.
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