Album: self-titled
Label: n/a
Style: Industrial-Rock
Songs: 9


Reviewed by: Darklight

Monkeys With Handguns is a four member heavy industrial rock band that blends elements of Godhead, Marilyn Manson, Nine Inch Nails, Orgy and Uranium 235 into their music.

While there is electronic programming, sampling and haunting synthscapes in their music; the heavy thrashy guitars, deep bass and slamming drums along with the somewhat high-pitched yelling male vocals usually take center stage. But the mixture of everything works well making for some interesting and creative rock music.

I have no idea why this band isn’t signed to a mojor record label as they have commercial rock appeal along with great production values.

Basically, this album sounds like something that would already be available at every major record store across America. I would expect to be hearing their songs on the radio and seeing their videos on MTV. The band members even have the look that the commercial industrial rock music scene is into today. They would fit right in with Coal Chamber, Godhead, Marilyn Manson, Orgy, etc.

The bottom line is that the songs here are good. They’re nothing really original or different, but they’re still solid and put together well. Industrial rock fans would really like this band.