All Is Suffering The Past: Vindictive Sadisms of Petty Bureaucrats (Crucial Blast) - Back
After the first few track I knew what I was in for on this very intense album by All Is Suffering. “The Past: Vindictive Sadisms of Petty Bureaucrats” is over forty-three minutes of death, hardcore and grind that tries to rearrange your senses. All types of metal elements are on this disc. Fast, heavy, brutal, etc., they are all on the CD. The best way to explain their sound is a Brutal Truth type band with black metal blast beats and some hardcore riffing. There isn’t much that is extraordinary, even with their black metal and hardcore influences. It doesn’t make them any better then other grindcore bands. Fourteen tracks of sloppy aggressive, extreme riffs do get catchy every so often. Some of their grinding riffs will give you neck spasms, but other parts get to repetitive. Various parts of their songs seem pointless to listen to. Overall it’s an ok effort, nothing to write home about. If All Is Suffering takes more from their influences, which include Napalm Death, Bolt Thrower and Suffocation, they might have something going for themselves, otherwise I don’t see this band doing much.

Rating: 54