Today, we’re streaming for you, in full, the new album from a band called Monsterworks. The album is called Earth and if unique, finely-crafted extreme metal crossed with elements of progressive and power metal sounds up your alley, then head to the end of this post.
That’s where we are streaming Earth, my dudes and dudettes. But you already knew that. Check it out; I am almost positive you will love it.
The album is available for purchase starting August 30.
According to Monsterworks‘ vocalist and guitarist, who answers to only “Jon,” the album was inspired by evolution.
“I am intrigued by evolution, not just of biological organisms but also how the physical world changes over time, so it was not that much of a stretch to consider doing an album themed around the lifecycle of Earth; beginning with its origin (‘From Dust and Gravity’) where a clumping together of rock and minerals left over from a supernova explosion formed a globe orbiting an infant star,” Jon says.
“Each track progresses chronologically, from an early period called the ‘Late Heavy Bombardment’ which is thought to have delivered water and seeded chemical elements that developed into life and what was to be our ‘Last Universal Ancestor.’ Then we move onto a time where cyanobacteria started to photosynthesize and a process of ‘Oxygenation’ paved the way for more complex animals to evolve, ‘Powered by Fate’ as it were. Explosions of life, even when resulting in huge animals like dinosaurs, were often ‘Bookended by Extinction’ events that wiped the slate almost entirely clean until our chance came in the present ‘Aeon of Man.'”