"THE GREAT MANIPULATION"
UNHOLY MONARCH is a five piece band from a scorching Phoenix Arizona, they play
Death Metal and Thrash as brutal as the desert heat. The lyrical themes are death,
violence, gore, anger, anti-humanity and evil. They started in 2005, releasing a demo in
2008. The band put together an unbelievable full length album back in the summer of
2013 called "THE GREAT MANIPULATION". With old school Death Metal guttural
vocals and a wide range of higher pitch vocals, brutal blast beats and double bass, squeals
and grooves and even a little Black Metal added in. This band is more dangerous then the
rattlesnakes and tarantulas hiding in the desert. "THE GREAT MANIPULATION"
album is eleven tracks of Death Metal perfection with that touch of Thrash with one
diabolic track after another. Even the intro on track four was brilliant, a great track
"Planetary Attrition" and then the outro track six. The album was released independently,
but I don't think they will have trouble getting signed to a major label. They have way too
much talent! I hope to hear more from them soon. For fans of CANNIBAL CORPSE,
DEICIDE and DARK FUNERAL.
- Reviewed by Kevin Cressman