Monastery Dead are a band from Russia that plays a very old school form of death metal and this is a review of t heir 2015 album "Black Gold Appetite" which was released as a joint effort between Symbol of Domination Productions, Wings Of Destruction, Narcoleptica Productions, and Grotesque Sounds Productions.
A very hard and melodic sound starts off the album along with some solos and leads being added onto the recording a few seconds later and on the second track the music starts to speed up along with a great amount of blast beats and death metal growls and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts.
Most of the tracks are very short in length with the longest one only being a little bit over 3 minutes and the music is very heavily rooted in the 90's and as the album progresses high pitched screams can be heard in certain sections of the recording and you can also hear all of the musical instruments that are present on the album and one song also brings in a small amount of porno samples and some songs also bring in a brief use of clean playing along with one of the tracks being instrumental before returning back to songs with vocals and the last track also brings in war samples.
Monastery Dead plays a style of death metal that is very heavy and old school in the 90's tradition while also having more of a modern take on the genre, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover death, anti religion, war and depression themes.
In my opinion Monastery Dead are a very great sounding old school death metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "More Power" "Sublimation" "Black Gold Appetite" and "Lie". 8 out of 10.