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See what others say about Monsterus
"This particular band (Monsterus) was a long time
in coming...the dark goth/industrial influenced direction
is a pleasant surprise. Many textures back up a soundscape
that stays heavy but not too fast for commercial radio or
mass consumption. Perhaps if Al Jourgenson and Gene Simmons
produced a new album for Metal Church, the result might sound
-- Doug Van Pelt / HM Magazine
"Monsterus: the name says it all! The Monsterus trio
is musically relentless, weaving heavy guitar riffs around
a solid rhythm section, complimented by industrial-sounding
keyboards. Their debut release, "Zealots in the land
of Nod", proudly displays not only their creative take
on the hard rock genre but their passion to serve the Lord.
Monsterus has received praise throughout the music industry
for their musical creativity and integrity. And with a name
that perfectly describes their sound, Monsterus is determined
to unleash their music and message to the ends of the earth."
-- Bradley Spitzer / HM Magazine
"This album is full-on adrenaline-packed industrial
strength metal! This band are to be respected in the
arena of hard music!" 10 Stars!!!
-- Keith Singleton / Cross Rhythms (England/UK)
"Monsterus are a power trio who've come up with an
ambitious, sometimes byzantine, sonic amalgamation that forges
a number of classic rock influences, all of it slathered
with a heavy dose of hard rock muscle."
-- Music Connection Magazine
"(Monsterus) Reflects their faith in original compositions
that fall somewhere between Alice In Chains and Pink Floyd."
-- Guitar Player Magazine
"Monsterus, has to be the most ambitious group we've
come across in a long time."
-- Modern Drummer Magazine
"What would you have if U2 and Rob Zombie had a baby,
Ozzy Osbourne bit off it's head, became a Christian and joined
"What do you get when you feed Rob Zombie's
head to Ozzy with a side of Fear Factory and wash it down
with a bottle of Lemmy Kilmister? Three guys that are single-handedly
responsible for creating/delivering some of the most progressive,
technical crunchy music you can eat with a frayed edged spoon...Monsterus"
-- The CitizenUSA
"Monsterus have the gear, chops and biblical base to
pull off a record that will appeal to both the adolescent
goth/industrial kids they're targeting and the Christian
adults who remember what it was like to paint our finger nails
black and take Nine Inch Nails' Pretty Hate Machine
seriously. I wouldn't be surprised if Monsterus are
making serious tidal waves amidst the growing sea of Christian
artists in the near, near future."
"Monsterus are a heavy band from Ohio. They may be
heavy and sometimes sound like modern based bands but they
also show melodic structures, thus making their music quite
interesting if you are open minded about music. ''Zealots
In The Land of Nod" takes many twists and turns and
is a lot to take in but is enjoyable if you like your music
a little more heavier and modern."
"The stereotypical Christian metal from the days of
old seems to be a long-forgotten cliché. It's almost
inspiring to see a band shrug off the alternative trends,
and turn instead to idols like Dream Theater and Pink Floyd.
Huh? Does such a thing exist? Dayton's Monsterus (the name
says it all, don't ya think) definitely aim to find a niche
in the Christian music market."
-- Everybody's News
"Their (Monsterus) main goal is to promote the good
word and reach out to as many people as possible. They are
not trying to preach at people or force religion on them.
They just want to open people's eyes to what's out there.
They may not be doing a sermon in Sunday School but they are
carrying a Bible in one hand and a guitar and drumsticks in
another. When they get on stage, the lights go out, the music
roars and there's a lot more than holy smoke."
-- Signals Magazine