Phillip Labonte's melodic vocals give the Massachussetts quintet an edge over their contemporaries, and the songwriting and classy production here suggests they're set for bigger things. [Oct 2008, p.141]
Positive: 3 out of 3
Mixed: 0 out of 3
Negative: 0 out of 3
Apr 2, 2015The band's follow up to "The Fall of Ideals" is not what many were expecting. Yet even when it strays away from metal it stays a fantasticThe band's follow up to "The Fall of Ideals" is not what many were expecting. Yet even when it strays away from metal it stays a fantastic hard-rock album. Things never get too soft.
Most of the songs still feature the heavy, aggressive vocals the group is known for. Same goes for the instrumentals. The difference here is that there are a few songs with a more melodic quality. Clean vocals are used in songs more frequently in the choruses.
However a few songs like "Two Weeks" are almost completely comprised of clean vocals. Something that may turn off those looking for straight up heavy, loud, and aggressive metal. I personally feel that there's a nice balance.
Luckily though this album shouldn't be too big of a turn off for longtime fans, as it keeps the majority of it metal even if it's not as strong as the previous albums. Regardless the band still shows massive talent here and made an all around excellent metal album. One that I really have trouble finding any fault with.
My total score for All That Remain's album "Overcome" is a 9.9/10.… Expand
Dec 8, 2011Their second worst album. It is more mainstream than anything they have ever done, but a handful of songs do stick out as classic tracks. NotTheir second worst album. It is more mainstream than anything they have ever done, but a handful of songs do stick out as classic tracks. Not as aggressive as previous efforts (or future for that matter) and not quite as memorable. But don't get me wrong, I loved this album, It's just not their best. (That being the fall of ideals).… Collapse
Mar 19, 2012Im going to say now this is their second worst album, their first being behind the silence and solitude which is their debut. and these a lotIm going to say now this is their second worst album, their first being behind the silence and solitude which is their debut. and these a lot of flak about this album being mainstream, and yes it is very mainstream. as a whole this album is enjoyable but nothing more, it didnt make me feel any emotion, it was all just nonsense, but like i said i do enjoy this album. if you want to check out great albums by these guys, check out: This Darkened Heart, The Fall Of Ideals(in my opinion their best) and For We Are Many.… Expand
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