All Shall Perish - The Price Of Existence review
|Band:||All Shall Perish|
|Album:||The Price Of Existence|
|Release date:||August 2006|
02. Wage Slaves
03. Day Of Justice
04. There Is No Business To Be Done On A Dead Planet [feat. Mike McKenzie]
05. Better Living Through Catastrophe
06. Prisoner Of War
08. We Hold These Truths
09. The True Beast
11. The Last Relapse
All Shall Perish have only been around for a short while, but in the time span of only two albums, they've progressed in a way some bands never do. With their first release "Hate, Malice, Revenge" I saw these guys as just another decent but not too exciting hardcore band, and after a few listens I simply tossed the album a side and forgot about it. Fast forward a year and we have the new album "The Price of Existence", and I can tell you right off the bat that there has been some major progression with this band in such a short while.
Since their first album didn't get such tremendous reviews from critics and metalheads alike, these guys must have gone back to the drawing board to do some serious revamping of their style because in my opinion, All Shall Perish have succeeded in creating one of the heaviest and most accomplished metal albums in the last few years comparing to bands of genres-alike. "The Price of Existence" proves that hardcore doesn't have to be a style fit only for "emos". The album stems from hardcore, to Grindcore, to Death Metal, and to melodic Death Metal, and usually it all happens during the course of every song. Right from the first track, you'll notice the incredible change of musical style All Shall Perish have equipped themselves with. The opener "Eradication" is an apocalyptic song, plentiful in growling, heavy riffing, double bass, pig-squealing, and high pitched screams that would make Dani Filth shit his pants. If that's not enough to satisfy your metal needs, then the guitar solos definitely will. A sure difference from the previous album is the use of some great melodic guitar soloing in some songs which always sound amazing and never dulls out.
I could do a whole 'track-by-track' review of this album, but I'd end up repeating the same positive comments over and over again. This album is heavy. And when I say heavy, I REALLY mean HEAVY! It completely destroys the competition of similar bands and leaves them bleeding in a pit of dust. The Price of Existence's song-writing is spectacular and should not be overlooked by any means. I can only give my highest recommendation on this album. If All Shall Perish didn't impress you with "Hate, Malice, Revenge", then you ought to give this one a try just to see how blown away you'll be. One thing I can complain about with "The Price of Existence" though, is the fact that they use breakdowns to such an extreme extent. They're plentiful in each song and if you're not quite the fan of breakdowns then you can find that they throw you off the album.
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