ALL SHALL PERISH – The Price of Existence

  All Shall Perish
The Price of Existence
(Nuclear Blast)

Now this is my first time hearing All Shall Perish. Musically this band and album is great for death metal. Nice lead guitars as well. I did some checking on this band and learned that their style is more commonly referred to as  ‘deathcore metal.’ Now if this is true I can tell it’s a little bit different from all the other death metal bands I listen too.
First I had to get accustomed to the vocal screams. They’re a little different than I’m used to. But after listening to this album all the way through, its not that bad at all. You can say I was getting into it.
Like said, the music is very well done. Very heavy stuff. The screams go from deep death metal growls to higher screams. It is a very interesting mix. I think there has to be some hardcore influence in this band. So the style deathcore, I think, fits them well.
I really like the guitar work on the song “The Day Of Justice.” The whole song is really cool too. “There Is No Business to Be Done on a Dead Planet” is another very good song that stands out on this album to me. Again awesome heavy guitar work. Everything seems to mix well with that song. I also really got into the song called “Better Living through Catastrophe” And there are more songs I could name that I also liked on this album.
Honestly, when I first started to listen to this album I didn’t think I was going to like it. But I have learned through the love of music to keep an open mind. Every band shouldn’t sound alike. So when I kept that in mind while listening to this album, I really started to get into it. It’s a nice change to other things I really like and normally listen to.
So if you want a  cool death metal / deathcore album, then this album by All Shall Perish, The Price of Existence is worth a listen to. Or if you are unsure then try it on for size to see how it feels on you. Again, it’s different from what I normally listen to. But it did not make me want to rip my ears off so I didn’t have to listen to it anymore.
So, I will say ‘Good work’ to All Shall Perish for the album The Price of Existence!
(Chad Boyd)