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Monstrosity - The Passage Of Existence

Selv om det ikke er så meget, man hører til Monstrosity, så hører bandet til de helt gamle navne fra Florida, som i starten af 1990’erne bragte Death Metal på verdenskortet. Og selv om kun trommeslageren Lee Harrison er tilbage fra det originale line-up, så er det med en vis spænding, jeg tager fat på bandets første studiealbum i mere end ti år.

Med bandets historik in mente er det ingen overraskelse, at deres fortolkning af Death Metal er sat sammen efter klassisk opskrift: Mike Hrubovcaks vokal er grumt growlende, og den ledsagende musik byder på masser af power, ligesom der er perioder med højt tempo, såvel som sekvenser i helt lavt gear. Lidt overraskelse er der alligevel på albummet, for jeg havde ikke ventet, at guitararbejdet ville byde på så meget melodi, som tilfældet er: Især de mange guitarsoli byder på fine melodier, som ofte endda afvikles tostemmigt.

Det hele forenes i ti numre, som inviterer til at få trænet nakkemusklerne: ”Radiated” afvikles i pænt tempo og domineres af guitarerne, mens Hrubovcak styrer ”Solar Vacuum” med en virkelig fed, lidt stakkato vokal – begge numre er Dødsmetal med klasse. Men Monstrosity håndterer også andet end det helt traditionelle: I ”The Proselygeist”, gør skæve guitarløb og et malende drive nummeret til et af albummets highlights, mens det afsluttende ”Slaves To The Evermore” byder på en meget alvorlig stemning.

”The Passage Of Existence” må siges at være et glimrende come back for Monstrosity, og hvis det står til mig, går der ikke ti år, før vi hører nyt fra dem.

Tracklist:
1. Cosmic Pandemia
2. Kingdom Of Fire
3. Radiated
4. Solar Vacuum
5. The Hive
6. Eyes Upon The Abyss
7. The Proselygeist
8. Maelstrom
9. Century
10. Slaves To The Evermore
Samlet spilletid: 48:36

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Monstrosity indspiller nyt album

De amerikanske death metal veteraner Monstrosity arbejder for tiden på deres nye og sjette fuldlængde studie album. Bandet har skrevet 11 nye sange til opfølgeren af ”Spiritual Apocalypse” fra 2007, som netop nu er ved at blive indspillet. Bandet har givet følgende opdatering:

”NEW ALBUM RECORDING:As of June 2013, eleven new songs have been written for a brand new full length studio album. Drum tracks for a pre-production demo have recently been completed. Mark English has begun laying down guitar tracks and he is about 3 songs deep into it right now. The band hopes to wrap the demo up pretty quickly, and then they will be ready to book time in the studio. Vocalist, Mike Hrubovcak, has completed lyrics for approximately five songs and Lee Harrison will join him in the next few weeks and help finish the lyrics. The songs are coming together the way the band hoped they would and Monstrosity are looking forward to creating another timeless death metal classic. Songtitles set to appear on the CD include "Kingdom Of Fire", "Radiated", "Cosmic Pandemia" and "Solar Vacuum" and more!!

 

UPCOMING SHOWS:Monstrosity will be performing at the legendary Hellfest on June 22, 2013. For those unaware, Hellfest is a huge festival in Clisson, France with 6 stages and over 160 bands playing over 3 days. Kiss, Def Leppard, ZZ Top, Whitesnake, Korn, Stone Sour, Immortal, Morbid Angel, Sinister, Ghost and many more are performing.

Monstrosity drummer, Lee Harrison, will be appearing this Saturday June 15, 2013 as a judge at the "War Of Bands" show at the infamous Brass Mug in Tampa, Fl, along with Rob Barrett from Cannibal Corpse and Brian Hoffman from Amon/Deicide fame. There are 10 of the areas best up and coming bands competing for cash and prizes.

 

MERCHANDISE AVAILABILITY: At this time, all Monstrosity CD titles are available through Conquest Music. Imperial Doom is the only album currently out of print. For European fans, Rise To Power and Spiritual Apocalypse albums are available through Metal Blade Records, Germany.

The "Live Apocalypse" DVD is available from Conquest Music for $15.00 plus shipping. Please visit the Conquest Music website for more information regarding the DVD, CDs, t-shirts, sweatpants and more!! http://www.conquestmusic.com/ Unfortunately, the US postal service has increased shipping out of the country, but Conquest Music tries to keep the postal fees as low as possible.

 

NEW REHEARSAL VIDEOS: Drum cam videos of recent rehearsals of two brand new songs have been uploaded to youtube. Solar Vacuum was written by Matt Barnes, Dark Matter Invocation was written by Mark English. Watch for more updates coming soon!!!”

 

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