Monsterworks Exclusive Song Stream: “Trial Of The Sentient”

Overhaul

Overhaul

We’ve got something of a special working relationship with Monsterworks: We dig their music, they dig this site. Together, we’ve shared a bunch of streams with you…just like we’re about to do now.

Monsterworks will issue their new album, Overhaul, on August 26 through Eat Lead and Die Music.

The album will be available as a download and 180g gatefold vinyl signed by the band with lyrics. 

A cut off that record — “Trail of the Sentient” — follows at the end of this post.

Says vocalist and guitarist Jon had this to say about the themes surrounding the album:

“This is our follow up to Universe from earlier this year. It was hard to go thematically vaster than the Universe, so we took a step back and started looking at mankind and civilization itself. Overhaul is effectively about the change we have to go through as a species in the hope of avoiding annihilation. There are definitely some common themes being explored that started to emerge in the last album; mostly about projecting where we will ultimately end up by the time the Universe ends in a few trillion trillion years or so. This side of it was inspired by an Asimov short story: ‘The Last Question.’”

The very gifted James Plotkin handled the album’s mastering.

Now, behold — “Trial of the Sentient.”

Trial of the Sentient

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Chris Harris is an internationally-published music journalist and writer whose work has appeared on the pages of Rolling Stone, IFC, Revolver, Alternative Press, and Radar. The former news editor for Noisecreep, Harris also served as co-host for the site’s weekly podcast, “Creep Show." Before that, he spent four years writing for MTV News.