All That Remains
The Fall of Ideals
Review by Travis Jensen
Do you like Killswitch Engaged? So do I. Then you'll really dig All That Remains. These guys are currently on the bill for Ozzfest, 2006. This CD is very powerful and heavy, yet also very tight and melodic. Picture if you will, Cannibal Corpse and Dream Theatre having a kid…this is what you would get. However you want to analyze them is up to you, just let me say that I am really looking forward to seeing them this summer.
I know that with the barrage of new music we are inundated with these days, it is hard to pick out something that you think you may like as you are standing at your local music store with thousands of choices staring you in the face. Do you make your judgment by the name of the band, or the picture of the group on the front? When you're spending the high-dollar prices on albums these days, it can be a little risky, as once the cellophane is removed, there are no returns. Your CD music club is of little help in these situations, because the small write-up was probably put together by someone who hasn't listened to one note of the music. This is where you have someone like yours truly with 20 years of speed metal rotting my brain behind me to steer you in the right direction. Trust me on this one, when I say that these guys are definitely worth the 45 minutes or so it will take to get through the band's 11 tracks.