Annihilator: All For You

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Annihilator: All For You
Groove Metal
AFM Records
May 22nd, 2004
Release length: 57:59
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What the hell just happened? Shortly after the releases of Annihilator‘s full length Waking The Fury and live album Double Live Annihilation, the band has come to us with yet another line-up change, and new sound incarnation. While this band’s line-up is like a revolving door, and their music changes on practically every album, this is easily one of the most disapointing releases to date. All For You departs from the technical thrash aspect of Annihilator, and goes for more of a groove foundation…with screaming.

After countless spins of this release, it’s hard to sit here and say this is an absolutely awful Annihilator release. If you approach this release as a new band entirely, you’ll see that is isn’t that bad. While, yes there is screaming involved that may quickly deter you (such as the title track “All For You” and “Rage Absolute”), as well as two out of place love ballad tracks “The One” (the better of the two if you ignore the vocal distortion at the start), and “Holding On” (which features Jeff Waters on vocal duties), this release does have some hidden gems and moments. Take “Dr. Psycho” for example, which incorporates both rhaspy vocals typical to thrash metal, as well as singing and some screaming at certain moments, which goes well with the music, even though the lyrical content is rather lame. The same goes with “Demon Dance”, which just seems like a reimagined version of the classic track “Brain Dance” with a very annoying outro that really had no point of being there.

The music on this release, however, is actually nice and heavy. As stated earlier the technical thrash seems to be replaced with groove, but that doesn’t mean the thrash aspect isn’t there. All For You blends more recent Annihilator sounds with this style, and it comes out pretty damn heavy. “Dr. Psycho”, “Rage Absolute” and “The Nightmare Factory” are absolutely insane musically, having more thrash in the style then the other tracks, such as “All For You” “Bled” and “Both Of Me”. But, the song “Demon Dance”, is perhaps the closest thing to old school Annihilator that you’ll find on this release due to the aforementioned similarity to “Brain Dance”, and the fact that it’s pretty much a pure thrash track with a solo and many riffs, especially the outro, that sound like they were stolen from Alice In Hell.

All in all, All For You isn’t the most impressive Annihilator album out there. Sure many of the songs on here are heavy, but let’s face it, this is not Annihilator. The screaming is so out of place that it ruins many of the songs on here, and “The One” and “Holding On” are best looked at as interludes in the madness. While some of the hidden gem tracks make the album a worthwhile listen, this release should be previewed before purchased, as not all fans of the band may welcome any of this material with open arms.

01. All For You – 4:29
02. Dr. Psycho – 7:03
03. Demon Dance – 5:12
04. The One – 4:35
05. Bled – 6:20
06. Both Of Me – 8:08
07. Rage Absolute – 4:46
08. Holding On – 4:06
09. The Nightmare Factory – 5:40
10. The Sound Of Horror – 7:40
Overall Score: 5/10


Physical review copy of this release provided by personal funds.