Alberta, Canada's All Else Fails have returned with a new recording that continues the melodic death metal, metalcore and experimental mixture of previous releases and this is a review of their self released 2017 ep "The Forever Lie" which will be released in February.
Clean playing starts off the ep before adding in a heavier metalcore style along with some melodic guitar leads and after awhile growling vocals make their presence known along with some high pitched screams which also gives the music a touch of death metal and clear vocals are also used at times.
Elements of groove metal, djent and mainstream radio rock can be heard in the bands musical style and when the music speeds up blast beats and old school hardcore influences can be heard as well as some shouting vocals and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and one track also brings in spoken word samples.
On this recording All Else Fails moves away from the experimental elements and focuses more on a melodic metalcore style that also mixes in influences of death metal, the production sounds very professional for being a self released recording while the lyrics cover dark themes.
In my opinion this is another decent sounding recording from All Else Fails and if you are a fan of melodic death metal and metalcore, you should check out this ep. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Beneath The Waves" and "Terracide". 7/5 out of 10.