The Skinny: All Shall Perish are like the Oakland Raiders, the football team from where the band resides; full of bad asses and if you’re a hater expect to get a ton of shit from their diehard fans, if not the rims of your car stolen. With people like Kirk Hammett (Metallica) and Rob Flynn (Machine Head) citing the band as favorites, it’s only a matter a time before the franchise known as All Shall Perish starts to fill sports arenas themselves.
Couple that with their rapidly growing popularity and their huge musical growth over a relatively short amount of time, and the comparison isn’t such a stretch of the imagination. Now with This Is Where It Ends, the band have once again created a defining moment in their careers and cemented themselves as leaders of the new wave of extreme metal. If you ever doubted them, it’s best you back away now slowly while facing the angry mob.
While their last album, Awaken The Dreamers, saw the band focusing on a more experimental and melodic side, This Is Where It Ends conveys more of the raw energy, groove and technicality that put them on the map in first place. Add even stronger hooks and melodies than before and you have All Shall Perish’s best work to date.
This Is Where It Ends was produced and mixed once again by the always in demand Zach Ohren (Decrepit Birth, Suffocation, Light This City), capturing the unbridled energy of their live shows more effectively than ever. Add in the striking artwork of artist Brent Elliott White (Death Angel, Job For A Cowboy, White Chapel) and This Is Where It Ends is a truly an experience for all the senses. Without a doubt, the future of metal has arrived and if you aren’t paying attention you might get left by the wayside with your car on bricks.