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by Monsterworks

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Ryan Anderson These guys are quickly becoming one of my favorite bands of all time. I've been listening to metal for 25+ years. It's the best genre of music by far. There is nothing more exciting than discovering a new band that really clicks, and these guys did it for me. Such passion and excellent song writing. It's a raw sound that resonates. I don't know if I'll ever get sick of this album, but right now it's on constant rotation! Favorite track: Overhaul.
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I, the Everyman Born defenceless Trusting guiding hands There is a fountain, from which flows: Knowledge, usurped for deceptive goals Educate the masses The only sure reliance [to] lessen isolation Conceive freedom In the here and now Urge original thought Unknown expanse, we must enter Simple pleasures, human purpose Hereditary power leveled while deconstructing wealth The spirit of inquiry draws the battle lines of intellect Banish speculation and open up your eyes Hatred breeding scaremongers, with conviction… belie A seed is planted, but a great disruption looms ahead
It functions by dysfunction, became a matter of belief Debt created slaves, made legitimate the thief Sinister concept of property became master of all Awakened, from heads buried in sand Plan of action, to do what must be done Paradigm mind shift, possessive antithesis Who owns the sun or moon? The title has not been laid claim to Whether by intervention Whether by natural force Too much reckless consumption It is a certainty that this empire must fall In a finite system We must arrive at zero growth With a war bearing and common focus Forge a sustainable civilisation
Overhaul 03:35
As the façade melted A lucid moment exposed the flaws In a ghost of progress, the red herring of “gain” It turned out to be a retrogression So what we need ....is an overhaul To rewrite what we thought we knew The ruins of the old construct must be left behind A complete rethink of what motivates us, as our very reality unwinds This must occur - before a point of no return The choice between dystopia or a promised land
For its crimes The human condition, standing trial In geological time The scratch so far: barely perceptible Cutting edge of moral philosophy Moving concept of right or wrong One might wish for assured stability Attend the trial of the Sentient Will this imperfect race Be the first to document its own ascension? Here is the Judgement delivered: “Flawed as you are; the human brain is still the most complex thing in the known universe, with the potential to further evolve into an immense intelligence.”
Penultimate 04:43
Emerge through the Great Filter Achieve longevity escape velocity Penultimate age The fringe of fundamental change Our time has always been on the steep rise of an exponential curve Project ahead to the future There is no limit, but imagination itself Considering Fermi’s Paradox A species as unique as it would seem The pinnacle of creation from chaos Transitioning to universal understanding The rhythm of existence might be the most profound thing you will ever hear
Resolution 12:03
Eureka moment dawns Collective conscious alive That feeling was dulled and distracted Unable to reach its potential ....and be free Deliberate step to evolve As far as the mind can see What will be the legacy? A dead fossilised rock floating in space Or a vibrant enlightenment Stretching across eternity Until and beyond the end of time Successive iterations Essence of what was human Shaped by Earth, our perception Its cycles decide the limitless forms The scale at which life was defined Seemed so small, nearly invisible Yet from humble beginnings It could become what we called God Having passed through the rabbit hole Perhaps the one thing we may never understand Is the glory of sound to move all flesh to tears A musical analogy to the Universe From a quantum inception to heat death That is the true higher power Dependable sacrament Embodiment of …grace From tribal genesis Became altruistic Like fire to the primitive It’s magic in the sky The last question to be answered Will see entropy sent in reverse But that is some way off from now In the meantime live life well After twilight in the garden The empire greed built is fading away To the observer, observe yourself Honest assessment, through shades of grey Ultimately find resolution I live in the real world Flesh and blood Physics and chemistry Stars and gravity The average dreamer


"Overhaul" is themed on the changes that have to occur in human civilisation in order to be viable and sustainable for the future. It gets a bit philosophical, but primarily this is a metal album with a lot of variety. It is state of the art Monsterworks.

Promo video for Penultimate: youtu.be/MOnaetW9PL4


released August 26, 2014

Recorded mid-2013 with Lewis Childs at Earth Terminal Studios, Hampshire, UK.

Drums: James
Guitar: Marcus
Bass: Hugo
Guitar and Vocals: Jon

Words by Jonathan Grenville Higgs
Music by Blade and Monsterworks
Originally Mixed by Lewis Childs; revisited by Jon
Mastered for digital and vinyl by James Plotkin
Cover Design and Logos by Jon for Brutal Incontinence Design


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MONSTERWORKS : has unashamedly stolen from a ludicrous number of metal sub-genres to create a truly unique beast. Be it thrash, death, old-school, prog or black metal, there is something for everyone. Expect wailing guitars, wailing screams and a pounding rhythm section, delivered by a four-man war of sound. Surely they can’t be serious? ... more

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