After the fire comes desolation. Building on the success of their debut album Bless the Earth With FIre , described as ‘heaving, doomy sludgery with a backbone of gritty metallic hardcore and a belly full of piss and vinegar’ by No Clean Singing, their follow up LP And All Will Desolation offers a further upping of anger, emotion, ambition and intensity.
Expanding on Allfather’s template of sludge and hardcore-infused heavy metal, And All Will Be Desolation deals out punishing exercises in riff driven brutality such as first single ‘Citadels’, while taking time out to explore more expansive, melodic territory in epic album closer ‘Lampedusa’. In between, Allfather connect the dots between Entombed’s death and roll, Crowbar’s anguished sludge, Nail’s hardcore intensity and the swaggering southern doom of early Down. If Bless the Earth With Fire was one band raging at the world’s injustices, then And All Will Be Desolation captures the physical and emotional exhaustion of fighting against oppression and injustice when the odds are hopelessly stacked against you and night is falling. And All Will Be Desolation is a lament for what has been lost and a rallying cry to try once more to loosen humanity from the grip of intolerance. If you’re going to storm the barricades once more, why not do it with fire in your belly and riffs in your ears?