All You Know Is Hell

December 12, 2019

On Wednesday December 4, the local sludge metal band known as All You Know Is Hell opened at the Kingsland in Brooklyn.


Formed in 2016, the music is mostly complied by the vocalist/bassist/piano/samples by Joseph Merlini. As of recently, he has had some added members of Valerie Russo on bass/vocals and Chris Weingarten on drums.


The last album titled GAPE was released back on February 14 with vinyls and tapes to be made available in January 2020. Currently, the latest LP is to be titled BURN and is in the process of being completed.


Many of the topics the music touches upon heavily are influenced by depression, anxiety, addiction, despair, isolation, death, and loss. All of this and more are evident when you begin to hear it play. Live, this group truly embodies the message of each song capturing you from start to finish.



It's almost hard to put into words the emotions you feel watching them play and hearing the music. Like many sludge bands, you have to experience it, not just listen. More than anything, you have to feel it to take it all in.


If you're into doom or sludge metal, you need to add this band onto your list to play. Keep up to date with releases and shows on their social media. This is a band you won't want to miss.


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