The legendary MONO have returned with so much ferocity that it had to be split into TWO albums! The Last Dawn and Rays of Darkness find MONO shedding the massive orchestra that had become a trademark of their sound over the past decade in favor of a stripped-down, face-melting combination of vintage shoegaze, experimental metal, ambient pop, and melodic doom. This is the most pure and visceral expression of MONO's music in over a decade, and assuredly some of their strongest work ever. Theses albums ended up on a lot of Best of 2014 lists, with very good reason! If you've ever loved MONO, this is what you wanted from them. If you've never heard them, this is where you start.