While we wait to party Metal & Beer style this weekend, let’s check in with some alumni, Asheville’s black/thrash/goth duo, All Hell. It’s been a minute—four years, to be technical—since their last album, 2019’s The Witch’s Grail, but the All Hell haven’t lost a step with the new EP, which contains three brand new tracks and three re-imaginings of older songs.
All Hail the Night starts off hot with “Black Leather Wings,” which features an assist from Skeletonwitch’s Nate Garnette. That sets the tone appropriately, followed by two more new tunes, “Neon Babylon” and “Let the Night Burn Red.” The band’s growth is particularly highlighted when comparing it to the latter three tracks, which are shorter and more rudimentary (but no less ripping for it).
“We’re glad to finally be able to share this new material with you all!” main man Jacob Curwen says. “Written and recorded in the midst of the pandemic, we wanted this release to represent the liminal space in which it was conceived. We decided to approach the brand new material with an air of urgency and directness akin to our early sound, while also resurrecting the older material and reinterpreting it through the lens of experience and the evolution of our style. The addition of our longtime friend Nate Garnette as a guest on several tracks elevated the record immensely, and we can’t thank him enough. Likewise, we owe much gratitude to Chris “Scary” Adams, who recorded and mixed the record, along with Joel Grind who mastered it.”
Listen below and order the album through Terminus Hate City.