Chuck Schuldiner Project

Saturday, June 29, 2013

All Else Fails

All Else Fails is an excellent metal band from the dark reaches of Edmonton. Their hard hitting sound features an interesting use of synths, spoken word and clean vocals for an end result that depicts a new type of metal, a logical progression onthe scene. Beautiful and hard to grasp their new record Fucktropolis is one of the most promising EP's of 2013, they find something new and unique with their record and help to drive out the posers with a powerful sound and riffs that are simply to die for, this band has found a new level of metal madness.

While some may compare the music on Fucktropolis to As I Lay Dying I think there's a bit more to it than that. For example, the use of cleans is far beyond how As I Lay Dying do it and is in fact a bit more similar to a group like In Flames. The spoken word side of the music really adds a lot of flavor to the sound and helps to make the tracks that implement them truly special. I also really dig the use of synthesizers, it gives songs like Most Unwanted Reprieve a unique edge to them, they become bigger and much more dynamic.

In conclusion, if you're looking for one of the records that threatens to alter metals paradigms in 2013 then this is the album for you you. With highly melodic guitar lines and tons of circle pit inducing riffs I see these guys going far. With forty six thousand facebook fans and counting the word is starting to get out about these guys. With a few breaks and another full length album in this vein All Else Fails should be able to really take the metal world by storm. A band to watch Fucktropolis is one of the most promising EP's I have heard in a long while.

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