Monday, October 31, 2011

All Else Fails/The Oracle, What Was, Is And Could Have/Suicidal Bride Records/2011 CD Review

All Else Fails are a band Edmonton, Alberta that mixes metal core with melodic death metal, some black metal and orchestra music and this is a review of their 2011 album "The Oracle, What Was, Is And Could Have" which will be released by Suididal Bride Records.

Drums range from slow, midpaced to fast drumming with some blast beats, while the violins bring an orchestra, classical and atmospheric feel to the music in addition there is a small amount of piano being used on the recording, as for the bass playing it has a powerful tonwe with some heavy riffing.

Rhythm guitars range from slow, midpaced to fast riffs that mixes metal core with death metal with a great amount of melody being thrown in, while the lead guitars are very melodic sounding leads and solos, as for the accoustic guitars they bring a modern rock feel to the music.

Vocals range from metal core growls that have some death and black metal influences as well as a good amount of clean singing and some ocassional spoken word passages, while the lyrics cover how corrupt the world is, as for the production it has a very powerful, professional and heavy sound to it.

In my opinion All Else Fails is a very good and original sounding band that has a style of their own, and if you are looking for a death metal influenced metal core band that has their own sound, you should check out this album. RECEMMONDED TRACKS INCLUDE "This World In Flames" "The House At The End Of The World" "The Oracle" and "Obsidian Walls". RECEMMONDED BUY.

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