AT ALL COST
IT’S TIME TO DECIDE
At All Cost has concocted something really different on their 13-track disc IT’S TIME TO DECIDE. By melding face-ripping metal with elements of pop and dance, this Texas-based quintet definitely succeed in awakening the senses. From the opening scream-a-thon “Death to Distraction”, you’d never guess you’ll hear synths and a vocoder, but they both play prominent parts throughout the disc and truly shape this unique unit’s hybrid sound. But don’t be fooled by this band using tricks usually reserved for Cher and Kylie Minogue; these guys have no issues about bringing the metal, as they display the penchant for unleashing strands of brutality at any given notice. Tracks like “The Irony” and the album’s closer, “What Is Left to Inspire?” which unfolds into a classical guitar and string piece, are just two examples of this group’s vast array of devices. Experimental and left of center, At All Cost shake the metal realm up with IT’S TIME TO DECIDE.