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Mönster "Death Before Disorder" CD

Posted on Tuesday, November 8th, 2005 @ 12:36pm » permalink

Mönster - Death Before DisorderWith a lineup that boasts current and former members of Insuiciety, Highscore, A Thin Red Line, Born Dead Icons, The Black Hand, and several others, Mönster is a hardcore/punk band based mainly in Germany – and the umlaut's not all they borrowed from Motörhead. Sabotage Records recently sent me the band's debut CD, "Death Before Disorder", and not knowing what to expect from the interesting slipcase sleeve, I was quite pleased to find a ferocious brand of hardcore/punk with well rounded production values and short, memorable songs. Everything I've read about the band seems to draw the Sweden/Portland parallel, and that does hold pretty true for this form of traditionally crushing D-beat styled material. They've got just the right amount of melody to counterbalance their dirty grit, while messing with a couple of outside influences to give themselves a little more of an identifiable sound (granted nothing that really qualifies as "original"). But hey, sometimes the formula works, and remaining just barely within those confines is what these folks do best.

Mönster "Failed"
Mönster "Warrant"

I haven't been able to find any distros in the US that are carrying this CD, so if anyone knows of a source, do let me know. In the meantime, contact the label if you're interested in picking this one up. Good stuff.

7 Comments...

  1. Zach says:

    Holy shit this rips. I cant believe I never even heard anything about this band before. Well I guess thats why I love this site more then any other 'zine out there.

  2. Ryan says:

    hell yea now we're talking!

  3. scott says:

    I'm surprised this band is from Germany, usually it's only the Swedes that seem to be able to pull this style off in an original way. Most others tend to just go full-throttle forsaking any melody at all, thereby sounding exactly like everyone else. I love me some speed, but at the end of the day if I don't remember the songs, it ain't worth shit. I'm sold on these cats though, have to pick this one up…

  4. i'm hearin lotta bands like this in america today, this shit totally tears it up… thanks for the heads up =)

  5. Anonymous says:

    Awesome. This sounds like Wolfbrigade combined with something like Coliseum. I like it a lot. Thanks.

  6. Saibot says:

    This sounds great. Can't wait to get my hands on this one.

  7. [email protected] says:

    "ryan" isn't Ryan from Crossthread is it?
    'cuz if it is…
    Holy fucking shit, dude.
    It's me, Ian Swider.
    If it isn't, oh well-that's the internet for you.