Incite currently consists of Richie Cavalera, vocals, Gene Macazan, guitars, Luis Marrufo, bass guitar, and Zak Solafy, drums. The bands fame was in no small part attributed to the fact that front man Richie Cavalera is the stepson to metal legend Max Cavalera. This isn’t to say the band isn’t any good, but with a relative that famous you are bound to go places. Incite, as a group though, have taken traditional groove metal and put a modern spin on it with heavy distorts and a more scream based music, but what makes this group stick out from the other popular groups of this modern movement is their ability to still keep some of that raw sound they have been known for in the past.
As already stated, All Out War is Incite’s third album and defiantly their smoothest in recording quality. As its own album it’s pretty heavy throughout without any ballads to speak of. This isn’t to say it doesn’t slow down at all, as is apparent in tracks like "Nothing Remains", but primarily in "Consequences of Life." The first track starts you out in a bombardment of drums and guitar, and that trend is continued throughout in a crescendo at their first single of the album "Die Alone." Despite the name "Die Alone", though heavy, actually has a very soft feel to it, due to the guitar technics used throughout make it feel less machine gun and therefore a little softer.
As a whole Incite is a hard hitting smash to the face kind of a band, but they aren’t without some melodicism in their music. Their latest album, All Out War, is no exception to these rules, and furthermore shows a progression in Incite as a band being less rough around the edges as their earlier work. This band is a must have for anyone who likes modern groove metal such as Soulfly, Scepultura, and Five Finger Death Punch, but has something these other band may not. They are able to keep some of that raw feeling in their music while still being able to compete with today’s continuingly mainstream views on music.