A popular quote states, "Heroes get remembered, but legends never die." This quote has never held more truth than when spoken in the same breath as the celebrated New York hardcore band All Out War. In 2010 they returned to the surface with their destructive album, Into The Killing Fields, reminding the new generation of heavy-hitters that their deep-seeded roots in the genre will cease to perish.
Inspired by late ‘80s "crossover" bands such as Cro-Mags, S.O.D., and Slayer, All Out War rose out of the East Coast hardcore scene and trampled the world with its blend of scathing thrash metal and devastating hardcore. Into The Killing Fields reaffirmed their brand of breakneck speed metal riffs, hard-as-hell blast beats and floor clearing, pit-inducing breakdowns.
As expected, All Out War's lyrical content provides scornful commentary on religious corruption, society and politics. Despite the general populace's increasing social and political awareness, more metal and hardcore acts are shying away from touching on these issues, but All Out War tackled them with ease and eloquence yet again on Into The Killing Fields.
If you think you know what brutal hardcore is without ever listening to All Out War, then you had better prepare yourself. All Out War will lead everyone straight Into The Killing Fields and show them the real definition of the word "brutal."