Monsterworks are a band from New Zealand that h as plenty of their material reviewed by this zine over the years with a musical style that mixes thrash, death, prog and power metal together and this is a review of their 2014 album "Eat Lead And Die" which was released by Eat Lead And Die.
The album starts out with a heavy and melodic old school metal sound along with solos and leads which also leads up to clean singing vocals along with all of the musical instruments having a very powerful sound to them being going into a more heavy and extreme direction along with blast beats as well as mixing in clean parts in certain sections of the recording and after awhile death metal vocals become a part of the music.
As the album continues it sticks to a more traditional metal sound while also having a good amount of death metal and thrash metal influences which also update the genre for modern days and there i also a great amount of melody in the music and at time s they also bring in 70's rock elements and at times acoustic guitars are added into the recording and on one song they bring in a slight black metal feeling which also leads up to more traces of prog rock.
With this album Monsterworks continue their mixture of thrash, death and power metal while also utilizing the prog and 70s rock influences which they have brought into their recent material and they demonstrate a great amount of skill, talent and originality with their album.
Song lyrics cover a concept about the universe from birth to death, while the production has a very strong, powerful, heavy and professional sound where you can hear all of the musical instruments that are present on this recording along with all of the songs being very long and epic in length.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Monsterworks and if you are a fan of thrash, death and power metal, you should enjoy this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Universe" "The Bridge" and "Heat Death". 8 out of 10.