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All Else Failed - This Never Happened FLAC album

Performer: All Else Failed
Genre: Rock
Title: This Never Happened
Country: US
Released: 2004
Style: Hardcore
FLAC version ZIP size: 1725 mb
MP3 version ZIP size: 1860 mb
WMA version ZIP size: 1993 mb
Rating: 4.1
Votes: 951
Other Formats: MP1 AIFF AHX AC3 MOD AA XM

Got it. + add. album. Formed in 1995, Philadelphia PAs All Else Failed are one of the few constants in the ever changing flow of east coast hardcore.

This Never Happened Tracklist. 1. The Revisionist Lyrics.

Album by All Else Failed. To Whom It May Concern. Step One: Give Up. Centralia.

All Else Failed attempts to capture the urgency of most "emo" or nu-metal bands with wailing vocals and bruising guitars. This is indicative on the opening "The Revisionist. While not as experimental as groups like the Dillinger Escape Plan, the quartet can keep a nice melody embedded in the song from time to time. This energy goes into overdrive during "Kinetic" with mixed results. Guitarists David Davies and Patrick Shannon trade off Metallica-like riffs as the song ebbs between hardcore and softer melodic moments. But generally, the album suffers from a style.

But generally, the album suffers from a style that is sensory overload more often than not. "Wishful Thinking" would be better as a two-minute rant rather than the nearly five-minute number it actually is. When the band delivers something more concise, songs such as "To Whom It May Concern" pack more punch.

All Else Failed is the debut album by metalcore band Zao. The album was later re-recorded and released as the identically titled All Else Failed in 2003. This album on Steadfast Records has had three pressings in total, with different cover art for each pressing: 1st press: 1996 (green artwork). 2nd press: 1999 (brown artwork). 3rd press: 2000 (black artwork). The album was again re-released in 2018, through Steadfast Records, with new artwork and was remixed and remastered.


1 The Revisionist
2 Kinetic
3 Wishful Thinking
4 To Whom It May Concern
5 Waterlogged
6 Step One: Give Up
7 Centralia
8 All Good Things
9 At Twenty-Seven
10 Simple Solution
11 In Our Defence
12 Character Actor
13 Departing Flights
14 After All
Video Bonus Video
Video Bonus Video


Licensed from Abacus Recordings

Comes in a cardboard sleeve

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 8 03341 18822 8

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
0007-2, none All Else Failed This Never Happened ‎(CD, Album) Abacus Recordings, Now Or Never Records 0007-2, none US 2004
CD 0007-2 All Else Failed This Never Happened ‎(CD, Album, Promo, Enh) Abacus Recordings CD 0007-2 US 2004
RR06 -2 All Else Failed This Never Happened ‎(CD, Album) Restrain Records RR06 -2 Germany 2004