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Monstrosity
In Dark Purity (Conquest Music)

By: Jeb Branin

Still going strong after all these years, MONSTROSITY are one of the most consistent and devastating bands in death metal. Simply put, they can do it all. Technical virtuosity, bone splintering heaviness, superior song writing and a never ending dedication to the musical style that spawned them. While many death metal bands have thrown in the towel or restructured their sound to more closely align themselves with the "flavor of the day", MONSTROSITY have remained true to their roots and, if anything, have delved further into the depths of death. "In Dark Purity" is the most fully developed and best realized project of the band's illustrious career. The album is incredibly diverse and far reaching yet it never sacrifices one iota of power or crunch. Lyrically the band explore the seemingly exhaustless subject of the battle between good and evil and somehow manage to show themselves as the good by aligning themselves with the evil. Certainly not an original approach in death metal, but as I said before, at least this band is still playing death metal as it was meant to be played. Some may claim that death is dead (irony anyone?). Well, if so, MONSTROSITY must be a corpse walkin' and rockin'.
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