Released: 2005, Nuclear Blast
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”.