All Shall Perish
This is Where it Ends


4.0
excellent

Review

by Alexandre Hamel USER (5 Reviews)
January 28th, 2012 | 33 replies | 1,825 views


Release Date: 2011 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Awaken The Dreamers may have deceived some of All Shall Perish fans, but This is Where It End proves that they still have the ability to create varied and hard-hitting music without straying too far from their (death)core sound.

2 of 3 thought this review was well written

The term deathcore has a bit of a bad reputation among metal fans. This may have something to do with the fact that a lot of deathcore bands turn out to be what I call: "breakdown machines". I could elaborate on that but since this was never the case with All Shall Perish, I'll just say that "This Is Where It Ends" doesn't fail at being heavy, but still brings melody and emotion on all of its songs.

If you’re an old fan (like me), you may have your doubts about this album being better than "The Price of Existence". Well, it's not, but it comes pretty close. If you’re a new fan, you might want to check this out, because it is undeniably a great album. From Franscesco Artusato's incredibly technical riffs to Ben Orum's great rhythmic plays, fans are sure to find something about This Is Where it Ends' sound that will make them fall in
love with this band once again.

Eddie Hermida's vocals are better than ever. His screams are more agressive and dominant while his cleans have greatly improved. "The Past Will Haunt Us Both" demonstrates why he is such an appreciated vocalist. The bass parts are still difficult to hear, though, but Mike Tiner clearly has a lot of potential.

As a drummer, I am quite amazed by Adam Pierce's skills, especially those he showcases on 'Death Plague'. Pulling that off requires incredible drumming skill, and he certainly has it.

This is not a perfect record, though. "This Is Where It Ends" does not come close to "Awaken The Dreamers" in terms of variation and experimentation. It still showcases what these guy can - and can't do.

While this album succeeds in being heavy and melodic at the same time, it does not stand out as much as "The Price of Existence" did.


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Darion Paone (4)
A creative and original piece from one of deathcore's most technically proficient and well-establish...

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‘This Is Where It Ends’ succeeds in being a heavy and enjoyable album overall, especially from t...


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Tyrael
January 28th 2012



20395 Comments


Awaken The Dreamers may have deceived some of All Shall Perish fans, but this Oakland deathcore band is definetely back, with an album that will keep you excited for a long time, just like did The Price of Existence.

proofreading, my friend

Digging: Lantlos - Melting Sun

Butkuiss
January 28th 2012



3870 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Is english your first language? Just out of curiosity.

Digging: The National - High Violet

MetalMan79
January 28th 2012



102 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Butkuiss, no it's not... is it that obvious?

MetalMan79
January 28th 2012



102 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Tyraelxy, what do you mean? is that sentence wrong? if it is could you just help me lol

Butkuiss
January 28th 2012



3870 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

A little. Just the way you phrase some things. There are a few verbs using the incorrect tense and placed wrong in the sentence ("to the amazing parts that play Ben Orum" would make more sense as "to the amazing parts Ben Orum plays", for instance. The first phrasing makes it sound like Ben belongs to the parts, and not the other way around).

I just saw that in a few sentences, you put the verb before the noun, which is typical in a lot of European languages but atypical in English (see the example above as an idea of what I'm talking about).

That said, for a second-language review, it's pretty good. You just need to keep practicing your writing. You'll get there soon!

I would give you a full edit/proofread, but I'm 4000 words away from the end of a major work due in a day, so I'll have to leave you hanging for a bit. Sorry!

Butkuiss
January 28th 2012



3870 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Oh, and yeah, once again, the sentence that Tyrael quoted has the verb before the noun, not after. It should read "just like the price of existence did". You may also want to consider breaking it up into multiple sentences, as it is quite long.

MetalMan79
January 28th 2012



102 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Thanks man, I appreciate it a lot. It was my first review and I'm so happy people even commented. Anyways, thanks again!

Butkuiss
January 28th 2012



3870 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Just out of complete curiosity-what is your first language?

And anytime, man. Don't be afraid to hit me up anytime you need for anything.

MetalMan79
January 28th 2012



102 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

French, I live in Canada. I will, you helped me a lot! By the way, is it better the way it is now?

Tyrael
January 28th 2012



20395 Comments


Hold on, I am writing a very long post with a bunch of stuff that will help you improve your writing

MetalMan79
January 28th 2012



102 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Ok, thanks guys I just can't believe I get so much feedback

MetalMan79
January 28th 2012



102 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Are you still writing it?


Butkuiss
January 28th 2012



3870 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

He is. Tyrael takes a while. :P

I thought you might've spoken French or Italian. Your sentence structure in english is similar to what's used in French and Italian. Don't worry, I had the same problem; all my italian sentences made no sense cause they were all mixed up.

booreno62
January 28th 2012



69 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

I get that this album is technical, but it's boring and uninteresting in every way. This is coming from someone who has TPoE in his top 5 all-time albums. I just can hardly listen to this album all the way through, but a song here and there is fine.

MetalMan79
January 28th 2012



102 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Ok :p since I'm new to this site, is there a way to "add" you?

Butkuiss
January 28th 2012



3870 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Unfortunately, not on the surface site. You can on the forums but its kinda pointless. If you ever need to send me a message, just click on my name, it'll take you to my profile page, and you can leave me a shout there.

On a side note, I think Awaken the Dreamers is my favourite All Shall Perish, if only for the title track. It's so damn catchy.

Tyrael
January 28th 2012



20395 Comments


Awaken The Dreamers may have deceived some of All Shall Perish fans, but this Oakland deathcore band is definetely back, with an album that will keep you excited for a long time, just like did The Price of Existence.

definitely*

the comma after 'back' doesn't belong there and the other half of the sentence doesn't even make sense, I looks as if you just ran the whole sentence through google translate or something. I have changed the whole thing around a bit to make it more... readable.

when corrected it may look something like this:
Awaken The Dreamers may have deceived some of All Shall Perish fans, but This is Where It End proves that they still have the ability to create varied and hard-hitting music without straying too far from their (death)core sound.

^ I even included a pun! (haha)

All Shall Perish – This Is Where It Ends

^ not needed, remove it

'The term “deathcore” has a curious reputation among metal fans.'

^ 'curious' is a serious understatement imo, it's more like:

The term deathcore has a bit of a bad reputation among metal fans.

'This may have to do with the fact that a lot of deathcore bands turn out to be what I call some breakdown machines.'

^ what's with the 'some breakdown machines'? Why is that 'some' there?

what I call: 'breakdown machines' (I'd also elaborate a bit on this)

'Well, this was never the case with All Shall Perish. “This Is Where It Ends” is certainly no exception.'

^ merge

Well, this was never really the case with All Shall Perish and “This Is Where It Ends” is certainly no exception.

If you’re an old fan (like I am), you may doubt that this album beats The Price of Existence. Well, it comes really close. If you’re a new fan, you’ll simply love this album. From the technicality and incredible riffing of the new member Francesco Artusato, to the amazing parts that play Ben Orum, you’ll find what you love. Eddie Hermida also has a reputation for being one of the most appreciated singers in the metal world. Well, on this record, he definitely proves that he deserves this title. Mike Tiner is at his best, because he’s obviously the worst dude (don’t worry if you don’t understand).

Tyrael
January 28th 2012



20395 Comments


'If you’re an old fan (like I am)'

like me

'you may doubt that this album beats The Price of Existence.'

you may have your doubts about this album being better than The Price of Existence

'Well, it comes really close.'

It's not, but it comes pretty close

'If you’re a new fan, you’ll simply love this album.'

Why? How do you know people are going to love this album? I am a pretty new All Shall Perish fan but
I didn't 'love' this...

'From the technicality and incredible riffing of the new member Francesco Artusato, to the amazing
parts that play Ben Orum, you’ll find what you love.'

From Franscesco Artusato's incredibly technical riffs to Ben Orum's great rhythmic plays, fans
are sure to find something about This Is Where it Ends' sound that will make them fall in
love with this band once again.


MetalMan79
January 28th 2012



102 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Ok, thanks. I think Awaken The Dreamers is a good album, but TPoE beats it in every way possible (that's my opinion).

Tyrael
January 28th 2012



20395 Comments


'Eddie Hermida also has a reputation for being one of the most appreciated singers in the metal world. Well, on this record, he definitely proves that he deserves this title.'

I have no idea what you mean by this but I'm pretty sure you're wrong.

'Mike Tiner is at his best, because he’s obviously the worst dude (don’t worry if you don’t understand).'

Same as above. Is this about the bass being basically inaudible or...


'Let’s now talk about the album itself. This obviously is their most varied album yet.'

Now, let's talk about the album itself. Why is is obvious that this is their most varied album yet? Awaken The Dreamers has a lot more variation and experimentation.

'You want to hear some crazy guitar work?'

Yea... No. You'll want to refrain from asking questions to your readers. Also, ASP's guitar work isn't all that crazy. It's good, but not amazing.

'Plug your earphones, and listen to “Spineless”. You want to headbang to some meaningful lyrics?'

Same.

'“There Is Nothing Left” is right there for you.'

It is? How sweet. Seriously though, I have no idea what you mean by this.


'I didn’t talk about the drums yet, and I’m a drummer myself. Adam Pierce does an excellent job on this record. “The Death Plague” shows what this guy can do.'

Why is it relevant that you're a drummer if you're not actually going to use it as an argument? You could say something like:

As a drummer, I am quite amazed by Adam Pierce's skills, especially those he showcases on 'Death Plague'. Pulling that off requires incredible drumming skill, and he certainly has it.



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