Over at Last Rites, I asked some questions of Elliot, the one-man-band behind Morgue of Saints, and he kindly answered them.
The organ, that most neglected of metal instruments, gets quite a workout throughout Monolith, and helps differentiate it from the crowd. What led you to feature it so prominently? Is it an instrument you compose on, or do you work out the parts for it after the guitar and rhythm tracks?
I’ve always felt like the Hammond organ was an instrument that appealed very much to the stoner rock genre, but sadly, as you said, too often neglected. So I decided to craft the stoner rock album I dreamt of, an album that featured the Hammond organ on the majority of riffs. I wrote the organ parts after writing the guitar tracks.