All That Remains is fairly well known now, but everyone has to start somewhere. They made their debut on March 26, 2002 with Behind Silence and Solitude. Its the only album it feature Chris Bartlett as their guitarist, and Dan Egan as their bsassist, and was re-issued and remastered in October 2007. Interestingly, the cover art was actually designed by the bassist for Killswitch Engage, Mike D'Antonio.
Its not a very long album, as it only has eight songs, but every song packs its own punch in their own unique ways.
The biggest thing I want to say about this album is I'm glad I discovered All That Remains later on in their career. This might be some people's taste but it is far from mine, but they've grown and changed quite a bit over the years. I feel they've evolved into their sound, which is something I do enjoy now. This style to me sounds borderline generic and its what I imagine people think of when they say, "That screaming music."
When I go in and read the lyrics, I can see they're filled with very deep lyrics that tell stories of love lost, mental struggles, and more. Unfortunately though I simply cannot get past the sound....it doesn't tickle my fancy. I can see how some would be into it, but its not my cup of tea in the slightest. I can't even pick out a stand out track for this one, its just not great. I'm sorry, All That Remains.
All That Remains has come a very long way, and we applaud them for it greatly. I look forward to checking out the rest of their discography to see their progression, and hope you do too! Reviews for every album will hopefully be up through out the next couple months. Please use all of this, and of course their music to get excited because All That Remains will be performing at a few of the big festivals this year. Those festivals include Fort Rock, Welcome To Rockville and Carolina Rebellion!
For further information, please head on over to the respective festival websites, and stay up to date with All That Remains by checking out their official website or liking them on Facebook.
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