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by Monsterworks

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    Recorded and mixed mid-2012 at Earth Terminal Studios.

    In an effort to conceptually top “Earth” the only option was to produce an album about the life cycle of the Universe itself. At least it started out with that intention, i.e. lyrics exploring big bang to heat death, but it gets a little more philosophical along the way considering the path mankind might take in its evolution.

    Much of the philosophical side was inspired by the short story “The Last Question” by Isaac Asimov. Our own take on the conclusion from that is embodied in the final track: Outside Time, which was the last song written for the sessions and completed only just before recording began.

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Universe 06:21
Beginning in oblivion Primeval atom point Forces once unified Spontaneously tear apart Creating space and time Inflation for a millionth of a second Mass from energy As it cools in a new expanse Welcome first gravity Then strong and weak nuclear Electromagnetic might By the first second fundamental particles take form Nucleosynthesis Recombination Now there is enough substance To be called a void All the time in the Universe For Building blocks to coalesce Until the first spark ignites Hydrogen compressed to fusion The first sun is born A light to shine in the darkness And then everywhere at last the sky is on fire Circles in circles, background dispersed, defining a ghost of the past Is this the first or the last or the middle of infinity What was meant to be! Cyclical regression Exists, as observed Chaos and imperfection is the seed of existence Sown so that it will evolve Universe of untold beauty Elegant, complete and free
Grandiose 05:28
Supermassive centre - the lynch pin, focus point Basis for growth to begin the task of spinning and - congealing galaxies Natural philosophy, language of god; - the Grand Book, writes itself Endeavour to discover or wander - endlessly in a dark labyrinth All Suns Born From dust and gravity Spheres in fluid Buoyant in the black A stellar nursery, gas and colours Embrace the spiral arms of a billion brethren Across aeons in silence Structure of the Cosmos takes form Assayer and examiner Theorised fields toward a proof Non-intuitive - Cold dark matter Self accelerating engine Clusters will cluster if left alone From finite mass or break the fundamental law Living theatre Ancient and young Finite age limits How much light we see Era of stars entrenched In a swirling ether All Suns Born From dust and gravity Spheres in fluid Buoyant in the black Symptom of the awe That we all feel Almost forever Is the longest time to be
Voyager 05:26
Nurtured by nature in a quiet corner Left alone to reach potential Quest for adventure is an ingrained trait Gift or curse of sentience Little explorer as an ambassador Perhaps will be the only evidence left Civilisation that has reached outward Looking back on the pale blue …. dot How long will we have to wait to know? To discover whether we are alone Drake’s equation inspired a message A Voyager will carry those hopes The farthest flung object of mankind from home A mariner in an endless ocean The grand tour is only just beginning and may herald the greatest moment ….of all time A collective outlook This piece of metal, immortal, floating in heaven Without understanding, existence is for naught Observance is a purpose in itself How long will we have to wait to know? To discover whether we are alone Drake’s equation inspired a message A traveller carries those hopes Termination shock, heliosphere Outside the zone of the solar wind The space probe Voyager The spirit of man
The Bridge 04:01
A fundamental shift in the understood laws Enables the seemingly impossible Think outside the curve to find the traverse Shortcut solution to the main constraint The hindrance of distance The bridge is the way to cross the great divide The once fabled “other side” No violation Not superluminal Negative matter Supports a wormhole in the ‘brane Prospects of immediate end The sweet touch of fate’s kiss if such things could exist What chance? Of paradox
Extropy 03:29
The spread of man across the stars In the debt of true power harnessed Ever present, ever pervasive The eureka moment Nature tamed for the common good The only way is up Dance a fine line with self destruction Extropy Future’s dream Interdependence for survival Benevolent map, the way forward Altruist learning machine Serve and be served: symbiosis Implement the blue print of the prime directive While the base human pursuit of art and philosophy Can be perfected by the decree of immortality Extropy Inevitably Final synthesis Transferral of conscience Solving the riddle Mortal flesh superseded
Heat Death 10:09
From dim remains Of the last dying sun An ancient remnant Of all that has now gone Distant age When the stars ceased to shine New dark era, dawns There was no reverse For the arrow of time Densities disperse; unbroken line Toward equilibrium Light is wearing out Absolute zero When everything is nothing, the perspective will change Decay to radiation, like dust on the wind…heat death Yet, there is glory in oblivion Approaching the end of time When the last photon will die Fading away Only silence survives No Omega point A gradual end Final dissipation to mute chaos …..heat death! Twilight in the garden of the Universe The human cult’s Empire long since bid farewell All the shades of light, gone from here forever The moment that is now should be as your last Consciousness remains awake in the gap A memory, dormant, in hyperspace Maximum entropy
Outside Time 06:07
I exist in the empty dimension at the scale of the multi-god Where The Last Question is answered by an eternity to choose Diminished or absolute The secret of the nature of everything Can only be learned …. outside time The outer edge is finally surpassed The entropy barrier The substance of one fabric Every point in every place To decide to enact the sequence Carefully prepare my fate From the vantage of infinity The end of all ends, an open gate Blown away by the great creation Every God has its day Overlaid by the next inflation Reborn outside time Destroyed for love, for now….


A metal journey from big bang to heat death, while tracing the path of homo sapiens and its possible successor.

Promo video for Voyager: youtu.be/7bRzxZNQ7tY


released March 11, 2014

Music by Blade and Monsterworks
Lyrics by Jonathan Grenville Higgs for Eat Lead and Die Music
Recorded by Lewis Childs at Earth Terminal Studios, Hampshire, UK
Bass: Hugo
Guitars: Marcus
Drums: James
Guitars/Vocals: Jon


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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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