Country: Germany
Title: Blood-Soaked Restart
Label: Kernkraftritter Records
Year: 2017
Style: Thrash Death Metal

I feel that especially in Thrash and Death Metal nowadays you have to have a powerful frontman as vocalist, one with a timbre capable by itself to put the band aside from the rest of the crowd, and Monster do have that exceptional vocalist, very organic, visceral, capable to transmit its anger to the listener. As the album title suggests it, this is probably a restart for the band, too; the followup to a self-released digital debut album from 2014, Blood-Soaked Restart offers 10 tracks in 40 minutes in classic Thrash Death Metal fashion based on mostly fast paced rhythms, catchy, memorable guitar riffs, good guitar leads that act like track hooks as well, and as I was saying, a vigurous and visceral vocalist capable to making the band memorable. As a whole this new album from Monster is an enjoyable experience, fit for old-school Deathrash fanatics, it doesn't bring something new to the table but wins you over by its organic and honest approach. 
Reviewed by Adrian
Rating: 7/10