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All Hell Breaks Loose

All Hell Breaks Loose: All Hell Breaks LooseAll Hell Breaks Loose (2004)
Surprise Attack

Reviewer Rating: 4


Contributed by: hobbitcorehobbitcore
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Now, I'm not normally one for uber-broham breakdowns and the like (actually, I am into that stuff but not as much as most of the other stuff I like) but this disc is brutal as shit. The anger contained in here is unbelievably fierce and uncompromising. From the dark strings of the intro, you know th.
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Now, I'm not normally one for uber-broham breakdowns and the like (actually, I am into that stuff but not as much as most of the other stuff I like) but this disc is brutal as shit. The anger contained in here is unbelievably fierce and uncompromising. From the dark strings of the intro, you know this isn't gonna be a pleasant experience; then "The Butcher" kicks in and straight into a brutal circle pit riff we go.

As goes the formula for this CD, this soon gives way to a back-cracking breakdown. Indeed, the record is formulaic: fast punk circle pit beat, two-step part, breakdown, two-step, breakdown, sing-along etc., but they pull it off really well somehow. I'm not easily impressed when it comes to this worn-out genre, but these guys have a spark that even I can't deny. They certainly know how to get the dance floor moving. Check out the breakdowns in "Showdown At The House Of Blue Leaves" and "Family Portrait" and see if you can stand still listening to them. Didn't think so. Those are probably my highlight tracks; the sing-along in "Showdown..." is inteeense.

There's not much else that can be said about this record. It's fucking heavy and it'll get you dancing...and that's really all you need in this genre, honestly.

Unfortunately for everyone who loved this band and everyone who called them friends, Joe Lamadrid, their drummer, passed on in November of last year. The band subsequently broke up, understandably. Their last show was about a month ago and I was lucky enough to be there. I tell you I've never seen that level of emotion at a show of this type and they played one of the most brutal sets I've ever seen. R.I.P. Joe and All Hell.

 

 
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Anonymous (February 7, 2005)

great album...joe you will be missed always...

Anonymous (February 7, 2005)

hell yea their last show was insane... rip joe

Anonymous (February 7, 2005)

"BSD I hope you were kidding when calling Hatebreed old school."

Note the quotations, mark. It's what's called old school by people who don't know what would logically be called old school... I just call my idea of old school "old hardcore" to avoid confusion.

-BSD

Anonymous (February 7, 2005)

score's for the house of blue leaves scene.. it would get a 10 except i didnt like how the scalp looked when it flew through the air

Anonymous (February 7, 2005)

this band was awesome everyone should seriously check them out....theyre not tough guy bull shit....Rip joe.....he was the fucking man

bizzlebrizzle (February 7, 2005)

Fast with breakdowns... So is this thrash, "old school" (Madball, Hatebreed), metalcore, or what?

-BSD

BSD I hope you were kidding when calling Hatebreed old school.

hobbitcore (February 6, 2005)

where is this "fast with breakdowns" description everyone keeps talking about...I think I described them a little more in depth than that...they're a simple band anyway.

samnorth (February 5, 2005)

"Fast with Breakdowns...that could be anything from Crossed Out to Gorilla Biscuits."

haha, we need more kids who talk about crossed out on this site.

Anonymous (February 5, 2005)

how is hatebreed oldschool????

Anonymous (February 4, 2005)

great record, some of the best breakdowns ive heard in a while, especially the triple-guitar parts, really well written. their guitar player is now in PTW.

RIP

Anonymous (February 4, 2005)

Fast with Breakdowns...that could be anything from Crossed Out to Gorilla Biscuits.

Anonymous (February 4, 2005)

i prefer the misfits song, but these guys are decent none the less

Anchors (February 4, 2005)

Congratulations on talking about absolutely nothing but breakdowns and moshing.

joeg (February 4, 2005)

"Fast with breakdowns... So is this thrash, "old school" (Madball, Hatebreed), metalcore, or what"

i heard it. its the "new" hardcore style. bleh. not for me.

Anonymous (February 4, 2005)

this guy forgot to put ahhhh...metalcore in the beginnnig

Anonymous (February 4, 2005)

Fast with breakdowns... So is this thrash, "old school" (Madball, Hatebreed), metalcore, or what?

-BSD

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