Ignoring current trends in Swedish hardcore, ALWAYS WAR is assiduously trying to carve themselves a path of their own in the scene. Absent of cheesy gimmicks or fly by night trends, AW has taken the ethics and straightforward guitar assault of old school veterans like "Agnostic Front" and ”Cro-Mags” and effortlessly added their own combination of brutal metallic riffs, gutwrenching vocals and classic mosh parts that will aid AW in their strife towards the forefront of the hardcore genre.
AW are also unabashed about their love for metal, and it shows. With influences ranging from Venom and Celtic Frost to Madball, Terror and Biohazard, AW have positioned themselves at the perfect hardcore metal crossroads. Definitely a hardcore band with short songs and dance parts, the band is taking the best of the Old School, and whipping it into a frenzied barrage of Slayer-esque riffs and even some double bass thrown in for flavour. Not to be confused with a metal band though, some of the guys in AW have been a grass roots centre of the Swedish hardcore scene for well over a decade.