Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|All Shall Perish|
Hate Malice Revenge
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock, Metal
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A. Stutheit | Denver, CO USA | 11/07/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"All Shall Perish's debut, "Hate, Malice, Revenge," was originally released in 2003 on a tiny Japanese label called Amputated Vein. Yes, it is rather convenient timing on Nuclear Blast's part to re-release the album in 2005, when modern heavy metal was peaking in popularity. But the fact of the matter is this isn't metalcore; this is deathcore, darn it! Anybody who compares this band to Trivium, Killswitch Engage, or even Lamb of God clearly hasn't heard this album, because it's far more brutal than those bands would ever dream of. In fact, it actuality falls more in line with the likes of Dying Fetus, Black Dahlia Murder, and Despised Icon. Like those bands, ASP augment punishing hardcore breakdowns with monstrous rhythms, downright bludgeoning guitars, rapid fire drumming, and monstrous vocals (death metal growls/bellows are punctuated well by high screams). The result is a truly massive, relentless, and devastating album. And somehow, the band manage to make it all memorable and even kind of catchy.
Most of the songs here follow a similar structure, with an accelerated beginning followed by a few moments of relief, before going back to the first really fast tempo. But there isn't any melody anywhere to be found here, not even in the restrained parts (which seem to be there only to help increase the tension). "Deconstruction" opens the album and plunges you right into a river of booming rhythms, scorching guitars, and incredibly fast, walloping blast beats. And it just never stops coming! Every track is as intense as the last and every track is as great as the next one: "Laid To Rest" almost bulges out of the listener's speakers with cool, deep bass guitar-aided breakdowns and more propulsive, quad-limbed drumming; and "The Spreading Disease" and "Never Ending War" are thunderous numbers highlighted by punching power chords, corrosively grinding leads and earth-shattering breakdowns. The two slowest songs are "Our Own Grave" and "For Far Too Long": the former is menacingly slower and is backed by crunching riffs, and the latter evokes the sound of cannon fire. Lastly, "Hearing The Brainwashed" is maybe the record's hookiest cut, due to its very potent, churning leads.
They may not be as famous or innovative as Dying Fetus (yet, at least), but if All Shall Perish had happened to release this album before that band made their debut, ASP would doubtlessly be this genre's trailblazers right now. "Hate. Malice. Revenge" is interesting, relevant, superbly technical, as heavy as all Hell, as crushing as a family as elephants, and completely satisfying. Brutal metal fans will definitely want to pick this one up: Your walls will be left shaking and your face will be left smiling even after the disc has stopped playing."
This is Deadly Death Metal!!!
Jordan Nalley | Tokyo, Japan | 05/03/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"All Shall Perish combine elements of grind and thrash within a very powerful death metal sound, giving you the urge to just destroy things! Not quite good enough for a perfect rating I give this album a 9/10, but from the sample track I heard from their upcoming cd I have no doubt that that album will put them among my favorites. The vocals need a little more (although they are above par for this style of music and are diverse), but the band is amazing (especially the drumming). The music is technical without straying into a spazcore or techmetal sound, the breakdowns are very dark and just downright creepy, and every song will rattle your brain with blast beats, there are also some European metal influences noticeable in the guitar work. The vocals and musical style both range between The Black Dhalia Murder, The Red Death, and Despised Icon, no clean vocals whatsoever, but definately not a bad thing. Any fan of death metal should own this cd because this is everything you want in a death metal album. Not a single second is wasted on this album with 8 songs done in 36 mins every song is solid all the way through (which is saying alot considering every song but the first is over 4 mins) with no weak points and no breaks.
Finding a favorite song is very difficult considering there aren't any weak points enabling the listener to eliminate any songs and each song has it's own strong points. I listened to this album 6 times in a row before writing this interview for the sake of listing a favorite song, and was able to narrow it down to 2 favorites.
Favorite Songs: "Our Own Grave" & "The Spreading Disease""
hellrun | wisconsin | 08/13/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"All Shall Perish are a brutal, brutal, BRUTAL band. Mixing Together Hardcore, Grindcore, And Death Metal, All shall perish constantly send a barrage of aural assaults that will crush you if you are not used to this type of music. Reminiscent of old Cannibal Corpse, Crematorium, and Hatebreed, this music is NOT for the weak or faint of heart. CHECK EM OUT!! I cant wait for their next album to come out."