New Zealand's Monsterworks have returned with a new recording that continues the death, thrash, power and progressive metal mixture of previous releases and this is a review of their 2017 album "Alternatum" which was released by Eat, Lead And Die Music.
Atmospheric sounds along with some melodic guitar riffing starts off the album along with some heavier riffs a few seconds later and the solos and leads also use a great amount of melody and you can also hear all of the musical instruments that are present on the recording and when the music speeds up a great amount of blast beats can be heard.
When clean and acoustic guitars are utilized they give the music more of a progressive feeling and after awhile aggressive vocals along with some power metal touches are added onto the recording and growls are also utilized at times and most of the tracks are very long and epic in length and some songs also add in elements of classic rock and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts.
Monsterworks creates another recording that remains true to the progressive and atmospheric mixture of death, thrash and power metal from previous releases, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover philosophical and scientific themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Monsterworks and if you are a fan of death, thrash, power, and progressive metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "The Oracle" and "Divergence". 8 out of 10.