Prepare for the second beating from All Life Must End will release digitally on September 10th with a run of cassettes to be announced. You will hear four life threatening tracks of genre smashing thrash hardcore sludge crossover including a dirge sludge metal cover of Over by triphop legends PORTISHEAD, a track sure to make this EP a curiosity among fans of various genres.
Today’s release of this EP coincides with a ripping three days of shows from the 9th to the 11th, be sure to follow the band on Instagram for updates about these shows as well as for merch announcements!
Today, we’re giving the new EP a special treatment with the band’s first hand track by track commentary below!
Meet No Coffin, or don’t meet them, if you’d rather experience a sensation of safety as this emerging thrash crossover band is entirely hostile and makes music that reflects that. Be ready to get knocked around by this trio who specialises in bleeding across heavy genres, incorporating the speed and grit of metal genres like thrash and sludge as well as clearly showing their hard stomping roots in the South Floridian hardcore scene.
Not only is the music heavy as hell but the themes are as well – tying in their artwork, lyrics and music videos to create a visceral and violent aesthetic. No Coffin make dangerous music for a dangerous world, keep your head on a fucking swivel, especially if you’re experiencing these guys in a moshpit.
Kicking off with their debut EP Ugly, Broke, Decayed in 2020 it was immediately obvious that the band had a knack for making brutal but groovy music, and now with the latest release All Life Must End, they’ve further established their misanthropic style. No Coffin have also cemented their general old school inspired aesthetic of cassette tapes and bussing around for even the whiff of a live show to dominate.
Track by track rundown, by NO COFFIN:
.45 is a banger forreal. William can get into the nitty-gritty on the guitar parts, but we straight up stole the intro to Wolverine Blues by Entombed. Lyrically, this is a song about fighting back. In hardcore, by the nature of the genre, songs can really only be about two things, Unity and Betrayal. This song is what happens after the betrayal. The end breakdown starts with “I’m Better Than You, So Much Better Than You” which is a take on a wrestler, MJF’s catchphrase “I’m Better Than You and You Know It”. It’s a super annoying/empowering thing to yell.
Fire is the Cleanser (Baptized in Gas)
All we do is steal… “Fire is the Cleanser” is based off a Simpsons Chalkboard gag. This song is a sequel to Godkiller, after we kill God, we burn his house down. Our drummer SB wrote this guitar riff, he’s our secret weapon.
All Life Must End
This is the title track, the sole truth of life is that it must end. This song picks up from where Fire left off, after burning heaven down, we take it over, and turn heaven to hell. The first vocal rush is lifted from Kanye’s verse on ‘Mercy’. The second verse (do we have verses?) is stolen from so many things, the primary being the theme from “Half and Half”.
The “to Punish you, to Punish me” also references Godkiller’s first line. Also, that SB blast part!
We didn’t write this. We also ripped off the original video. Dang.