Conflict Theory are a solo project from Rhode Island that plays a very brutal form of death metal with a touch of hardcore and this is a review of his self released 2016 album "Monologue".
A very fast and brutal death metal sound along with a great amount of blast beats start off the album along with some death metal growls and high pitched screams and the music also brings in a decent amount of melody while the solos and leads also demonstrate a great amount of talent and skill.
Throughout the recording you can hear a great mixture of slow, mid paced and f ast parts while some sections of the songs add in elements of hardcore and some of the mid tempo sections also adds in a touch of slam and at times the music also brings in influences from the more brutal side of 90's death metal and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and the album also remains very heavy and brutal from beginning to ending of the recording.
Conflict Theory plays a style of death metal that is very brutal in the east coast tradition while also mixing in a touch of hardcore, the production sounds very professional for being a self released recording while the lyrics cover dark, violent and real life themes.
In my opinion Conflict Theory are a very great sounding brutal death metal solo project with a touch of hardcore and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Shadows Of The Financial District" "Substance Abuse" and "Monologue". 8 out of 10.