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All Shall Perish
Hate.Malice.Revenge
August 2004
Released: 2003, Amputated Vein Records
Rating: 4.4/5
Reviewer: Luxi Lahtinen

Heavy, brutal, and guttural Death Metal may have been around for a long while, but All Shall Perish will turn heads with their passionate song writing. These 5 dudes, out of Oakland CA, possess an incredible amount of a true talent. They serve 8 truly pummeling and pulverizing Death Metal songs that I would say are a blend from both a more brutal and grinding side of US Death Metal as well as from a more melodic side of Scandinavian Death Metal, without still belonging to either one of them that clearly. Like Cannibal Corpse – meets - At the Gates – meets – Pyrexia – meets -Soilwork kind of thing if that helps you get a better picture of their style? They shove a very welcomed bunch of damn tasteful, chunky riffs, and unexpected rhythm changes everywhere around the disc. They also have rather sharp ears for some cleverly performed, killer hooks. They have the right recipe on the back of the wall of their rehearsal on how to make it all stand out in the finest and most memorable way possible. The end result cannot be anything but thoroughly enjoyable. They sound very well-rehearsed, well-prepared, and ready to conquer the whole Death Metal world on their debut full-length album. There is a lot of diversity between the songs, which is a good thing of course! Listening to the album hardly bores you because the guys´ extraordinary good view of details within their approach on this record. Honestly, I think that All Shall Perish surely are the most potential, may I even use the word ´newcomers´ in the Death Metal genre (All Shall Perish formed in 2001 if some of you care for some tiny details...) that I have had a pleasure to witness during this on-going summer 2004. I believe these guys will be recognized more largely as soon as their Japanese label (Amputated Vein Records) has licensed HATE. MALICE. REVENGE. to a few more labels around the globe. The band at least deserves such attention and recognition ´coz I´m pretty sure only a privileged amount of people have had the opportunity to hear about them thus far since the album is released via a Japanese label.



I have never been a fan of Death Metal of the most brutal and guttural kind, and All Shall Perish represents probably that edge of brutality that I´m somehow still able to stand. Thanks to them for not taking their music for granted at all and for taking the time to make each song on this release stand out. All Shall Perish shouldn’t be ignored by any true Death Metal fan, not even by accident.



If the future of Death Metal will be in the hands of these guys, then I´m happy, fuck yeah!
Track Listing

01. Deconstruction
02. Laid to Rest
03. Our Own Grave
04. The Spreading Disease
05. Sever the Memory
06. For Far too Long...
07. Never Ending War
08. Herding the Brainwashed

Lineup

Craig – Vocals
Caysen – Guitar, Vocals
Beniko – Guitar
Mike – Bass
Matt - Drums

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by Luxi Lahtinen

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by Anders Sandvall

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by Waspman

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All Shall Perish
Hate.Malice.Revenge
May 2005
Released: 2005, Nuclear Blast
Rating: 3.0/5
Reviewer: Anders Sandvall

HATE.MALICE.REVENGE is the band’s debut album and it seems to be their first album overall, so maybe some background info is needed.



All Shall Perish did a lot of playing wherever they could in the Bay Area scene during 2002, and then recorded a two track demo and was discovered by a Japanese label which originally released this debut album at the end of ‘03. This 8 track debut became a success within the underground scene during that year and they continued to tour with a lot of different acts. Now comes the difficult part, as I don’t know if this is a re-release or if they have done a re-recording of HATE. MALICE. REVENGE.



All Shall Perish is all about the love for metal and hardcore and the band has a general distaste for all the crap coming out nowadays. However, in December 04 the band signed with Nuclear Blast, and a world wide deal was made.



The bio says that the band, “never get tied down to death metal or metalcore, they simply have become metal that breaks down genres and gets EVERYONE moving”.



All Shall Perish lands in the category metal/hardcore but I’d like to add death metal to that description as well but we can also find influences of grind too. The music contains numerous changes in the tempo as well as heavy grinding in a raging speed. Like many other hardcore bands, All Shall Perish has two singers in Craig and Caysen, Caysen also plays the guitar. One sings with regular voice and the other one sings with more death metal like vocals, though which of them who sings what, I don’t know.



This is a fairly short album, about 40 minutes, but that feels pretty much anyway and I can strongly recommend the album to anyone who’s into brutal/grinding death metal combined with hardcore/grind influences. I have nothing major to object to regarding HATE.MALICE.REVENGE. On the contrary feels this album like a really strong debut with well structured material and skilled musicians.



During 2005 the band plans to do as much touring as possible but also start to work on material to album number two that will be released sometimes during 2006.



Killer tracks “Deconstruction”, “Laid to rest”, “For far too long” and “Never ending”.
Track Listing

Deconstruction
Laid to rest
Our own grave
The spreading of disease
Sever the memory
For far too long
Never ending war
Herding the brainwashed

Lineup

Craig Betit – lead vocals
Beniko Orum – guitar
Mike Tiner – bass
Caysen Russo – guitar/vocals
Matt Kuykendall – drums

Other reviews

» Hate.Malice.Revenge
by Luxi Lahtinen

» Hate.Malice.Revenge
by Anders Sandvall

» Hate.Malice.Revenge
by Waspman

» The Price of Existence
by Lord of the Wasteland

» Awaken The Dreamers
by Aaron Yurkiewicz


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Previous review: » All Shall Perish - Awaken The Dreamers

All Shall Perish
Hate.Malice.Revenge
June 2005
Released: 2005, Nuclear Blast
Rating: 4.0/5
Reviewer: Waspman

Orignally released by Japan’s Amputated Vein Records in 2003, HATE.MALICE.REVENGE is Oakland, California’s All Shall Perish’s debut CD. Partially influenced by those new-fangled metalcore sounds (though not half as much as some would have you believe), but mostly by good old-fashioned death metal (of both the Floridian and Swedish variety), All Shall Perish are a new punishing force to be reckoned with.

When the first strains of “Deconstruction” blast through the speakers, you’re immediately transported back to the heyday of 1991 when albums like LIKE AN EVER-FLOWING STREAM and LEFT HAND PATH reigned supreme. Craig Betit’s vocals are pure death aggression and the rest of the band grinds like the gods of yore. Right away, it’s obvious that All Shall Perish easily decimates metalcore bands like Shadows Fall and As I Lay Dying, not to mention the fact that they obliterate whiners like Atreyu. Sure, some metalcore creeps into Betit’s vocals, but it is always the shouted portions – there is no melodic crooning to be found here. As well, there are riffs and breakdowns here that are ripped straight from the metalcore playbook, but they are quickly swept away in a flurry of Dismembered riffs.

There is nothing groundbreaking in HATE.MALICE.REVENGE’S churn, but it certainly is ground-shaking! This album will beat the living hell out of you for all of its brief 36 minutes and leave you craving for more. Leave the pretenders behind – All Shall Perish are the real thing.
Track Listing

1. Deconstruction
2. Laid to Rest
3. Our Own Grave
4. Sever the Memory
5. For Far Too Long
6. Never Ending War
7. Herding the Brainwashed

Lineup

Craig Betit: Vocals
Beniko Orum: Guitars
Mike Tiner: Bass
Caysen Russo: Guitars/Vocals
Matt Kuykendall: Drums

Other reviews

» Hate.Malice.Revenge
by Luxi Lahtinen

» Hate.Malice.Revenge
by Anders Sandvall

» Hate.Malice.Revenge
by Waspman

» The Price of Existence
by Lord of the Wasteland

» Awaken The Dreamers
by Aaron Yurkiewicz


Next review: » All Shall Perish - The Price of Existence
Previous review: » All Shall Perish - Awaken The Dreamers





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