Incite: All Out War

Hard-hitting Cavalera clansman sets out his stall

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We shouldn’t be surprised that Phoenix-based crew Incite – aka the band spearheaded by Richie Son-Of-Max Cavalera – have a) supported Soulfly at various shows and b) attracted both undue credit and brainless cynicism in equal measure as a result of such leg-ups.

But the fact is that the four-piece are showing all the signs of being a worthwhile metal band, without the need for dad to peer over their shoulder.

All Out War is another step in proving exactly that, and while it’s a far from mindblowing offering, the beefy but well-polished production provided by Logan Mader lends some bowel-churning weight to tracks like furious opener The Aftermath and sumptuously thrash-heavy rager Feel The Flames, which harnesses the kind of groove-driven power that Lamb Of God and, in more recent years, Devildriver have always nailed so perfectly.

The swagger-heavy metal stomp of Die Alone and Trivium-esque anthemics of Departure are two other highlights on an album that shows a band growing up nicely and reaching for big things.

Merlin Alderslade
Executive Editor, Louder

Merlin moved into his role as Executive Editor of Louder in early 2022, following over ten years working at Metal Hammer. While there, he served as Online Editor and Deputy Editor, before being promoted to Editor in 2016. Before joining Metal Hammer, Merlin worked as Associate Editor at Terrorizer Magazine and has previously written for the likes of Classic Rock, Rock Sound, eFestivals and others. Across his career he has interviewed legends including Ozzy Osbourne, Lemmy, Metallica, Iron Maiden (including getting a trip on Ed Force One courtesy of Bruce Dickinson), Guns N' Roses, KISS, Slipknot, System Of A Down and Meat Loaf. He is also probably responsible for 90% of all nu metal-related content making it onto the site.