I was going to review Allfathers latest single “Inherit The Dust” when I realized that we had not featured the Kent metallers before at Moshville Times so I thought it was time they were due a Band of the Day.
Earlier this summer they released their debut album Bless the Earth With Fire which is a huge record that warrants you taking the time to go and listen. Allfather describe themselves as a cross between sludge metal and hardcore punk and I think this is a pretty fair reflection. Tracks like “Death and Hell Followed Him”, for example… This one has amazing heavy sludge overtones (and some pretty nifty guitar solos thrown in for good measure) but then it hits a wall and the intensity is way beyond that of your regular sludge bands. It is this passion and anger that really breathes life into the debut.
Before you even get to listen to the new single the first thing that strikes you is the accompanying press release and the fact that Allfather are happy to tackle the big issues. In this case the West’s unending bombing of the Middle East in the hope of bringing about peace, combined with the West’s reluctance to provide refugees with sanctuary. We are in changing times and I for one want to see more bands tackling these issues, bringing it out into the open and representing those who feel they don’t have a voice.
In addition, Allfather are donating all proceeds from the sale of the single to humanitarian charity Help Refugees. Help Refugees assist displaced people throughout Europe and the Middle East, providing food, shelter,and safety for thousands of refugees.
The new single itself continues where the album left off, a steady slab of sludge with some great riffs thrown in giving it a bit more of a cinematic feel. Intense but you feel you are riding with the tide of the single rather than against it.
Band of the Day? This is more a band of the times. Check them out now
‘Inherit the Dust’ will be released as a digital download on Friday 2 December 2016 via Bandcamp.
Allfather play the Black Heart. Camden on Friday 2 December 2016 and the Underdog Gallery, London Bridge on Saturday 17 December 2016