Never let it be said that we at TBFM aren’t dedicated to bringing you the latest music from the best independent bands – All Consumed’s album is soooo exclusive there isn’t even an official release date yet! If you were unfortunate enough to miss “No World Order” being played in full on TBFM’s Brutal Assault recently, you’ll have to wait until Autumn-ish to claim a copy for your very own. If you have the patience, it will be worth the wait.
Riding on the wave of a clutch of positive reviews following their aural destruction of the New Blood Stage at Bloodstock 2014, the band have channelled as much brutality and aggression into their debut album as anyone could reasonably muster. The result is pure, undiluted extreme metal that will shatter your core.
The obligatory atmospheric intro actually serves its purpose very nicely, seamlessly seguing into “Governed”. This track is suitably fast and ferocious, punctuated with fierce machine gun drums. This is followed by “Theory Of Reason”, which opens with an indomitable guitar riff and in some parts brings to mind the industrial juggernaut that is Fear Factory’s “Cyberwaste”.
Fans will be familiar with the sheer savagery of my personal favourite song, “Skin Teeth”. Buffed and shined to perfection, this cleaned-up version magnifies the super-heavy, down-tuned grooves and the guttural growls. “Infectious” is aptly named, as it’s bound to promote the spread of spontaneous head-banging throughout an audience when performed live. Final track “Enraging” exemplifies the kind of old school death metal that All Consumed are influenced by, and shows that they are masters of the genre. Any attempt to match frontman Rob’s low, growly vocals will result in a rattling of the sternum.
In summary this is an album designed to run up to you, give you a massive, beefy smack around the chops and then run away again. With tracks that average out in length at about 3 minutes they can be likened to a sucker punch that leaves a bruise on your soul. The masochist in you will love it. How can you resist?
In summary this is an album designed to run up to you, give you a massive, beefy smack around the chops and then run away again. With tracks that average out in length at about 3 minutes they can be likened to a sucker punch that leaves a bruise on your soul.