The Fermi Paradox asks: "Why, in a vast universe where the
probability of life evolving in multiple places would seem a certainty,
have we not made contact with other civilisations?" MONSTERWORKS' sixteenth (yes, 16!) album Scale and Probability attempts to answer that question.
at Rockfield Studios, Wales (Queen, Black Sabbath, Judas Priest,
Coldplay, ugh) and mastered by Dan Swanö at Unisound, Sweden the band
has gone for a full dynamic range approach to its music. Frontman Jon
"While there is a growing movement towards dynamic
metal production, it is still all too common for the music we love to be
overcompressed to make it sound louder, known as 'brickwalling',
crushing the natural dynamics and causing listener fatigue. My band may
have even been guilty of it a bit in the past, but no more. I urge you
to demand the best sound quality from other bands and record labels.
Full Dynamic Range or nothing (and not charging extra for it in an HD
download). Not everyone can afford to record in great studios, but
everyone can take the sensible decision not to ruin their own music
during the mastering process in a futile attempt to fight and lose in
the Loudness Wars..... and don't even get me started on drums that sound
like typewriters and guitar amp simulation software! This has been a
public service announcement.... also please buy our album."
MONSTERWORKS' Scale and Probability
will be available as an FDR HD lossless download through Bandcamp with a
PDF lyric book (honestly, it is stupid that most bands don't offer this
simple added extra). CDs, vinyl and especially cassettes are made from
dead dinosaurs and are inferior sound sources to an HD download. That is
science. You are of course welcome to download a 320kbps MP3 rather
than the lossless version because, honestly, science also says you won't
be able to tell the difference, but its nice to know what we deliver is
in the same form it left the studio.
and Probability relies on the quality of the composition while
delivering a thought provoking odyssey that slips the bonds of earth."
- Shockwave Magazine
is a band that's pummeling the world with new material. Unlike many
other metal bands who've dug into an established sub-genre, Monsterworks
just makes the music that makes sense to them."
- Glacially Musical
"This is Monsterworks Sixteenth album and boy is it a trip!"
- The Median Man
"There is no easy way to categorise this sound as it drifts through the whole wide spectrum of rock and metal." 9/10
- Games, Brrraaains, & a Head-Banging Life
"Six tracks that will bring you on a sonic journey with a hardcore metal appeal."