The creative and musically endowed Australian indie rock band, Monks of Mellonwah have released and intensely orchestral opus with their new three track EP, Sky and Dark Night. This band has successfully generated a fusion of classical music and pop indie rock with competence and strong production value.
Sky and Dark Night is written as a trilogy as the tracks, Breakout, Control and Condition flow into each making a the EP a strategically recorded album that reflects its forethought throughout the sonically dramatic 16 minutes. The first track, Breakout solidifies the band’s impressive attempt at creating a rock opera mini anthology of musical movements that not only climax and fall at the proper moments, but the music also changes dramatically and cycles from the beginning to the end of the EP.
Monks of Mellonwah have composed a very respectful piece of work. Whether or not like indie rock or rock operas, Sky and Dark Night is an undeniably admirable album.
By: Jordannah Elizabeth