After cursorily scanning their reviews, the two common themes -- which I sought to address in my own writeup, below -- are "Monotonix are wild live" and "Monotonix don't do anything new". I haven't seen 'em live, but music penpal Jeremy E. reports, "Monotonix actually got kicked out of Bumbershoot in 2008 after only playing a few songs. I wasn't at that show, but people who wrote about it said the security guards had no idea what to expect and shut things down when a garbage can got involved. Also, there was mooning." Yikes! But I do hear newness in the guitar work -- it adds beauty to an often beauty-averse genre.
The PopMatters review: