To me MONSTROSITY always have been the best Death Metal band of the States and with that I mean before CANNIBAL CORPSE and MORBID ANGEL. They belt out one great album after the other. Sure, they are not the fastest band when it comes to releases, you always have to wait several years for a new epos, but quality always wins over quantity. And the new album is another masterpiece of technical Death Metal, I’ll be damned, these ingenious leads, riffs and drum attacks are just setting fire to your ears. And with that they never lose the flow of the single songs.
But they neither are super straight, just the right mix of brutality, straight to the head attitude and technical prowess. The drumming is not from this world and thanks to the great production banging is true fun again. With “Firestorm” they even have a supreme hit, straight, super fast, everything fits here. The rest is a little more frilly, but still absolutely deadly and genre fans will have to buy this killer album!
(Online December 24, 2007)