Celestial Monuments is a highly anticipated debut album by Lednik, an instrumental post-metal band from Novi Sad, Serbia. The band operates as a unified living organism since 2015, and they have a quite impressive following on social media, so this debut has been impatiently anticipated by the wider post-metal audience. To be honest, there’s no wonder about it considering a colossal sound of this recording. Celestial Monuments appears as a giant slab followed by six impressive compositions that have been pervaded with brilliant ideas, wondrous arrangements, and magnificent musicianship. Besides an unbeatable dominance of post-metal and post-rock elements, Lednik gloriously consolidates bits and pieces of other music genres such as doom metal, sludge with subtle doses of modern neo-crust. One thing is for sure, these skillful musicians appear as a singular mechanism that bursts enormous portions of energy. Guitars are delivering various orchestrations through pleasant chromatic themes that have been performed through an entire specter of shredding technics. All these musical maneuvers have been generously layered by various guitar effects, with delay and reverb constantly fighting for dominance. The bass guitar is providing a harmonious resonance that proffers a lot of massiveness and entirely fulfills the gaps between these guitar maneuvers, but it also follows impressive drumming segments. Drumming is beyond comprehension and undoubtfully one of the essential elements that uphold the dynamics of the complete band. The compositions have been thoughtfully arranged, therefore all the incorporated ideas, melodies, and omnipresent ambiance are maintaining the listener’s attention throughout the entire album. Celestial Monuments has been accompanied by the magnificent artwork made by Lednik’s drummer Eduard Tokoš. The illustration provides an upper body part of a character that has been trapped in a glacier heart. This abstract illustration has been encircled by a couple of celestial objects and a seemingly grungy background. The entire illustration has been made in the shades of blue to mimic the coldness of the glacier. Such a wonderful addition to the magnificent material and you’ll be surely satisfied with the appearance of Celestial Monuments if you’re truly a fan of experimental post-metal music. Celestial Monuments are currently available for streaming at Lednik’s Bandcamp page, but you can stream it at the band’s Youtube page as well.