Bolstering their hypnotising riffs, condemning synths and battering drums, Onhou’s sophomore release “Monument” sees the band building from the wreckage left in the wake of their debut album “Endling”.
Whereas the band intended for their debut to be uncomfortable, “Monument” drags you ever deeper into dark, withering worlds where time is gruesome and unforgiving, and the echoes of what once was have long since been lost and forgotten.
Recorded and mixed at Soundlodge by Jörg Uken and featuring contributions by Frank de Boer of Farer and Ortega, “Monument” is a collaborative effort between Lay Bare Recordings and Tartarus Records and was released on December 9th.
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Onhou was founded in 2016 and consists of previous and current members of Ravenwiek, Grinding Halt and Ortega. Based in Groningen, Onhou embodies their northern heritage by mixing desolate sludgy doom riffs with miserable post-metal atmospheres, embracing the sinister history of the soil that made them. After releasing their self-titled first EP in 2018 on Tartarus Records and their first full length “Endling” on Lay Bare Recordings and Tartarus Records in 2019, Onhou established themselves as one of the heaviest bands in the northern Dutch territories.