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Review: Monsterworks - Man :: Instincts
Man :: Instincts

Label: Mortal Music
Year released: 2012
Duration: 12:10
Tracks: 3
Genre: Heavy Metal

Rating: 2.75/5

Review online: September 14, 2012
Reviewed by: MetalMike
Readers Rating
Man :: Instincts

Rated 3/5 (60%) (3 Votes)

Man :: Instincts is a 3-song EP from New Zealand's long-running Monsterworks. They've been around since 1996 but this is my first time hearing them. When I first started listening to Man :: Instincts I thought it had a cool sort of Doom vibe but the more I listened the more I realized the songs are actually trippy, almost Stoner Metal. There are harsh and clean vocals and mid-tempo, fuzzy riffing throughout the EP but the mix is a muddy. The guitars, which sound great in spots, often get lost in the background. I can't say I found anything in the songwriting that inspired much replay value.

If an odd concoction of Warrior Soul, Orange Goblin and late-70s Black Sabbath, with a touch of Rage Against the Machine, sounds good to you, by all means, check out Man :: Instincts. I'm sure there will be fans of this music, I'm just not one of them.

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