Monks of Mellonwah – Neurogenesis EP

Record Label: Gatcombe Music 

Song Singers/Perfomers Rating
Neurogenesis Monks of Mellonwah ★★★★☆
Neverending Spirit Monks of Mellonwah ★★★★½
Kyoto Monks of Mellonwah ★★★½☆
You Shine Monks of Mellonwah ★★★½☆
Neurogenesis (radio edit) Monks of Mellonwah ★★★★☆

 1. Neurogenesis

With “Neurogenesis” the band seem determined to make a bold entry into the worldwide indie and alternative rock scenes. This is lavish, bold and epic music from the very first second. A full-length release with this kind of material would be better than most rock acts out there. 

2. Neverending Spirit

“Neverending Spirit”, although some listeners may prefer “Neurogenesis”, is the most special song on the CD because of its transcendent aspect. The lyrics are very meaningful yet not heavy-handed. The beautiful melodies bring the words to life and give them more impact, making this song one that anyone from any walk of life could connect with.

3. Kyoto

“Kyoto” brings a hyped up energy to the EP, similar to artists like the Black Keys and the Hives, although it’s more funk and alternative pop than punk rock. There are also some strong lyrics here and this seems to be part of a signature sound the band is developing.

4. You Shine

This song has a very pure and beautiful, heartfelt feel to it, much like “Neverending Spirit”, although more Pink Floyd influence can be heard here.

5. Neurogenesis (radio edit)

This is the radio edit of the album opener. It still works well of course, although if I had to suggest one I’d say listen to the full album version.

Album ★★★★★★★★☆☆

Australian alternative/indie rock group Monks of Mellonwah have a very impressive release on their hands with “Neurogenesis”, which embraces some very human concepts and manages to express them with feeling and skill. There isn’t a subpar song on the EP, and it’s evident that a great deal of care was put into the songs. This is a band who also have the ability to borrow from modern day indie rock and 90’s alternative rock while staying true to what is obviously their biggest inspiration; Pink Floyd.

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