Man :: Intrinsic

by Monsterworks

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Andrew Lovell Fantastic mind fucking metal. Favorite track: Taste of Doom.
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    Chicago's Mortal Music is pleased to announce the second DR (digital release) "Man::Intrinsic" from expansionist UK metallers MONSTERWORKS on October 30, 2012. A lyrics PDF is included as a bonus jpg download.
    In the course of its existence MONSTERWORKS has been responsible for albums as farfetched as a metal space adventure concept album in two parts (Spacial Operations - 2007and Singularity - 2009), but more recently has explored philosophical territory (The God Album - 2011) and an approach to recording that mostly relies on "old-school" technology, i.e. 24 track, 2-inch tape, like the classic albums the band grew up with. It was time to take a step back and rediscover the grit that made metal great, rather than the over-polished mechanical production that is often evident in modern releases.
    Stylistically the band has always been difficult to pin down, at one moment death metal, in another stoner rock, then back to thrash; but the challenge to the listener is intentional and somehow in the end it works (in the context of heavy metal, which is the only essential influence). What is important is that the music does not switch between styles for the sake of it, nor to show off; it is just what feels right in the moment.
    MONSTERWORKS has, possibly to its own detriment, never followed trends or towed the line; preferring to forge its own path in the continually evolving world of heavy metal. In this respect it has always stayed true to its mission statement:
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Man :: Intrinsic consists of songs taken from "Album of Man", a birth to death journey of exploration about what it means to be human.


released October 30, 2012

Hugo : Bass
James : Drums
Marcus : Lead Guitar
Jon : Guitar / Vocals

Engineer : Lewis
Earth Terminal Studios
Music & Lyrics : Blade



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Mortal Music Inc was founded by musicians, who are in touch with musicians' needs. SOiL bassist Tim King and Twelfth Gate's Rob Such started Mortal Music with the intent of developing artists rather than trying to cash in on current trends or cycles.

Mortal Music is partnered with the MVD Entertainment Group ( for worldwide distribution for both digital & physical media.
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Track Name: Monsterworks - Unconditional Lie
In possession of a genuine sense
Presented with a question to ask
“Why is the sky blue?”
Answer points to providence, as if it is fact

In isolation what path would a child take?
There is a temptation to repeat the same mistakes

Loss of objectivity
Not close to a balance
Only report what you see, the rest is theory
Conflict of multiple ideologies
Damaging irrecoverably
Abusing your children with an unconditional lie

Just as a man loses the status of a hero
The day will come when a parent is fallible
Some things are rightly beyond their control
One thing that is not is this unconditional lie

In isolation what path would a child take?
There is a temptation to repeat the same mistakes
Track Name: Monsterworks - Taste of Doom
Taste of Doom

General talent, not to be overlooked
Underestimate good judgement
There will be times of snark hunts
And many more blind alleys
Or a quest for phlogiston
History is a colourful journey
Respect for real progress
It might still pull us back from the edge of doom

Masters of an age:
The anthropocene

Selfless acts are not so rare
Basic nature is not evil
Could perfection be a pipe dream?
With no heaven or utopia
Intrinsic, key values
Must change for a chance to be had
Education, critical thinking
End tradition for its own sake

Masters of an age:
The anthropocene
While the resources are there
So too is a threat: a taste of doom
Track Name: Air (We Have Come So Far)
Air (We Have Come So Far)

From the Earth, to the air
To the moon,
Next step, to the stars
We have come so…
This mind to achieve will not stop
Just shows that hope is there
We have come so far!

You can go crazy musing on the vastness of space
Time is a thought in a Universe fourteen billion years old

When I face the void, I will be complete
Finally free to know the ending
Realm of darkness awaits all the faithful
As it does everything else that ever drew breath

Science does not have all the answers
But your doctrine, it has none
There is no pain in being wiped from existence
Disappear as if taken into thin air

As afternoon moves to the evening
The cult of one Empire will close
Too many shades for just one lifetime
The wind will never blow the same again