Although it was released a year after the breakup of Rites Of Spring, All Through A Life is an important EP in the Washington D.C. hardcore scene. A direct continuation and progression of the prototypical emo sound explored on their highly influential self-titled LP, All Through A Life serves to connect the early D.C. hardcore sound, exemplified by bands like Minor Threat, and the later D.C. hardcore sound, as exemplified by bands like Embrace. This is evident clearly through the music here, as the passion of the early days blend seamlessly with the nuances of the later. Musically, it's just as good as the self-titled, and with only ten minutes, the EP is ripe for replaying. Though it'd be the last record of original material the band ever released, its impact is not to be disregarded.