New York's All Out War is a punishing display of the aggression of hardcore crossed with the brutality of metal while avoiding the shortcomings of both genres. To get a taste of All Out War's musical style, envision Slayer's Reign In Bloodcolliding head on with Age of Quarrel era Cro-Mags. Two styles as different as they come, but All Out War combined the two to form a crossover attack unmatched by any standard.
While many bands were creating a diluted mixture of metal and hardcore, All Out War brought their own brand of crossover in the tradition of bands like Nuclear Assault, Crumbsuckers, Suicidal Tendencies and S.O.D. 2003's Condemned To Suffer, their first record in five years, once again solidified All Out War's position as one of the most brutal bands - period.
With their trademark social commentary on such diverse subjects as the Holocaust, ecocide and the degradation of the hard music scene, one will be hard pressed not to still feel the effects of this record over 10 years later. Condemned To Suffer is a crossover classic and the album that helped bring the genre back to life.