Aversions Crown
Hell Will Come For Us All


3.5
great

Review

by Robert Garland CONTRIBUTOR (345 Reviews)
June 14th, 2020 | 62 replies


Release Date: 06/12/2020 | Tracklist

Review Summary: History is coming, the future is gone.

The human race is pretty stupid at times. Think about it; for all the advancements in technology we’re still able to repeat mistakes and ignore obvious reasons to change. It seems our species is at a fault with itself—doomed to repeat itself until extinction. That’s the wide scope of the human’s natural flaw, highlighted by some, if not most of the globe’s current issues. Pandemics, riots, brutality, murder, isolation and depression have caused strife around the world in a number of ways and while some of these issues have multi-generational consequences, humanity itself hasn’t figured out how to move past (or rectify) issues that reach around Earth.

Hailing from Brisbane, Australia, comes Aversions Crown and their fourth record, Hell Will Come For Us All. Still, a fourth record should identify well with a band on their stride and yet, the album sees the group’s third vocalist in the spotlight, comparable to the screamers that paved the way for Aversions Crown’s growing success thus far. Hell Will Come For Us All however shares its release time slot with a world of poignant themes. While Tyler Miller’s vocal chops may find themselves under more scrutiny than what would be considered normal at this time, it’s the album’s overall lyrical themes that focus the spotlight on centre stage. The ominous tones that lace the opening moments of “The Soil” set the album’s atmosphere before a swath of blast beats and break neck guitar riffs dominate the mix. Miller’s vocals (to no shock) are a mix of mid to low growls that lack some of the dexterity and diversity of the band’s vocal forebears, but he still manages to encapsulate the rage and furor typical of the Brisbane deathcore enthusiasts’ brand.

“Born In The Gutter” however, stands as the album’s contextual centrepoint, articulating the divide between the rich, poor and disadvantaged and with all the strife in today’s current climate dealing with prejudice and double standards, it’s tracks like this that can relate to a listener; transferring subject matter when needed. However, it’s decently clear that Hell Will Come For Us All isn’t exactly an innovative piece. Deathcore is still plagued by a slow to no evolution within the genre, side-stepping trends and gimmicks in order to offer worthwhile, revolutionary sounds and despite the overbearing hyperbole found in a statement like that, Aversions Crown’s newest slab isn’t overly hampered by the unmoving nature of the genre. Instead, the group’s 2020 effort continues dropping meaty, eight stringed guitar riffs with all manners of gnarly sonic devastation in mind.

Cuts like “Caught In The System” continue in much the same way as the tracks that come before it. Miller’s use of title hooks allow for a certain level of replay-ability and also give the album’s tracks a sense of individuality in spite of the consistently similar sonic landscapes to which Aversions Crown craft their music on. The album’s title track maintains the pure furor and rage, but provides the record’s most prevalent display of melody. Guitar leads billow out from behind an onslaught of blasts and breakneck riffs. Sure, Miller’s growls remain consistently pushed to the front of the mix, but sinister tones and mood shifting melodies creep in on the album’s atmosphere—giving life to music that prefaces darker motifs. As Hell Will Come For Us All progresses into its latter half it becomes clear that the album’s back half is stronger than the first. “Scourge Of Violence” is a devastating display of the Aversions Crown brand, combining their a-typical barrage of instruments with underlying eerie atmosphere and catchy, breakneck, proficient musicianship. Although these tracks are singularly impressive, Aversions Crown still has a tendency to blur between songs and these great individual moments fall victim to the predictability of a merry-go-round. Hell Will Come For Us All conforms to the same structural patterns that make it a safe, albeit predictable listen that depreciates the album’s overall replay values and lessens the sum of its parts.

When we take Aversions Crown’s fourth studio effort at face value it’s easy to see why a change of vocalist (again) would impact them. Despite the line up change, Hell Will Come For Us All doesn’t exactly falter in this regard, which is at odds with my previous assumption of the band’s new music. Aversions Crown’s safe deathcore formula has enough staying value to ensure old and new fans can adapt to this ‘change’ of guard. Hell Will Come For Us All may have arrived at a poignant time within the human race’s history—and yet, it’s concept may see a larger grasp on any number of themes. It’s not a perfect album by any means, but it’s solid enough to ensure that the Aversions Crown story continues, once again, to move forwards.



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Nocte
Contributing Reviewer
June 14th 2020


12878 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Not entirely happy with this review. Having a bit of a block but this album's as good as any for pushing through.

Durrzo
June 14th 2020


2239 Comments


This loses major points for the lack of vocal variety. You don't seem too bothered by that aspect, but I find that Mark's absurd range is sorely missed. I'm not sure what I wanna rate this yet but I do know that it's quite a ways below Xenocide.

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Nocte
Contributing Reviewer
June 14th 2020


12878 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

It doesn't 'bother' me, but it's definitely noticed.

cloakanddagger
June 14th 2020


400 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5 | Sound Off

Definitely enjoyed this more than I expected. It is a shame that the new vocalist doesn't have the range Mark did. I was excited to see how the band would progress with him on board, but taking that out of the equation, this isn't that bad.

Jacquibim
Staff Reviewer
June 14th 2020


4295 Comments


Artwork for this is crazy cool but singles were so disappointing I'm not sure I'll check this

Nocte
Contributing Reviewer
June 14th 2020


12878 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Fair enough honestly, the singles were not a good representation of this.

bloodshy
June 14th 2020


1972 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I miss the signature guitar distortion and catchy riffs from previous albums. Vocals for me are acceptable. Thanks for the write up nocte

MotokoKusanagi
June 14th 2020


3402 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

it's always interesting to see which of the deathcore bands i remember from way back in the day survive and continue to progress their sound against all odds



listened to a few songs just now off this and it wasn't too bad at all, i'll give it a DL for some other time i want some core

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trilo
June 14th 2020


3437 Comments


Artwork for this is crazy cool but singles were so disappointing I'm not sure I'll check this [2]

singles needed way more alien leadz & vox, and less FFAA/TAIM worship

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ian b
June 14th 2020


931 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

i mean this isn't bad by any means, it just doesn't make me feel anything especially compared to how much of a surprise Xenocide was when that dropped.

derkaderka
June 14th 2020


144 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

Mark's absence here is severely noted. Bring back the prismatic abyss please. If I wanted to listen to TAiM or FFaA then I would do that instead.



This isn't terrible by any means, but I don't see myself coming back to this very often. Musicianship gets a soft 3 but the monotonous vocals make me want to 2.5 this.



bloc
June 14th 2020


62996 Comments


Art is sick

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Nocte
Contributing Reviewer
June 15th 2020


12878 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

[2]

JayEnder
June 15th 2020


8185 Comments


"singles needed way more alien leadz & vox, and less FFAA/TAIM worship"

Yes. Case closed. Not a bad album at all, just heard it all before

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SteakByrnes
June 15th 2020


20811 Comments


Tyrant best

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XfingTheSullen
June 15th 2020


4501 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

The rating is about right, this is utterly unremarkable from what I heard

Kyyzen
June 15th 2020


229 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

An absolutely boring release.



A lot of the songs follow the same exact structure with a breakdown at the end that has a build up, 3 of which are preceded by snare "war march" beats. It lacks a lot of originality and creativity their previous efforts exhibited. Vocals are a major downgrade to me and would rather listen to an instrumental version of this release.



I get it, it's a new vocalist and it could take some adjustment to get the sound right, but the vocals just feel out of place the whole album and sections where I was wishing he would shut up so I could hear the instruments.

Nocte
Contributing Reviewer
June 16th 2020


12878 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Realistically enough, I see that angle too.

pengui
June 16th 2020


36 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Read a lot of negativity around this album comparing it to thy art is murder. I’ve enjoyed all of Aversions Crowns previous releases and theres a definite shift in sound but there’s still traces of their sound throughout. The vocals are of course different but this album is a lot better than Thy Art is Murders latest album. Overall still a fun listen but probably not something to go back to regularly.

ian b
June 16th 2020


931 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

definitely not TAIM copycats, that'd just be disrespectful to both bands. it's just that 2010's TAIM and FFAA influence is quite obvious on some of these tracks, but don't let that fool you from this being an Aversions Crown record, it's just like a Diet-Aversions Crown compared to what they're capable of even with a new vocalist. their last album just set the expectations high i suppose.



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