Matthew and Paul played a few shows here and there, but then decided to start writing again. It had been nearly two years since 'Into The Light' was written. Some of the new material was quite different to anything else that All Living Fear had done before, and the audience for the band had fallen mostly due to the change in the Goth scene between 1998 and 2000, with many great bands like Children On Stun, Die Laughing and Rosetta Stone having all split. Techno was the order of the day and Guitar Goth was out.
The new material was performed a few times and to critical acclaim, however, it wasn't the sound of All Living Fear, so the only sensible thing to do was to start a new band. So, after eight years it was ALF RIP.