The German band Fury In The Slaughterhouse were already a successful act in their homeland by the time they made their American debut in 1993. The six-piece quickly gathered some attention with the radio track "Every Generation Got Its Own Disease," a dark, brooding cut with a hypnotic guitar line courtesy of Thorsten Wingenfelder. Brother Kai delivered the band's bleak lyrical observations with in a menacing voice that lacked much range. It's pretty standard guitar-driven alternative rock on Mono. There isn't a lot that distinguishes itself save for a couple of tracks like "When I'm Dead and Gone," which samples Led Zeppelin's "D'yer Make'r" and "Won't Forget These Days," where the band lightens things up a bit and serves up their best melody aside from "Every Generation Got Its Own Disease." Mono isn't a bad record. It's just not likely to impress anyone that isn't already a fan.
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AllMusic Review by Tom Demalon