Sound — 9
The news of All That Remain's newest effort, "...For We Are Many" was practically invisible to me. I was at Best Buy, and just noticed it out of nowhere! I figured to myself, "Their previous release, 'Overcome', was a little less than stellar. Oh well, I'll play the lottery on this one." And for sure, the album was worth the money. With chugging palm mute riffs soaring over my headphones, and Phil Labonte's vocals taking a similar growl and scream not really heard since "The Fall of Ideals", the album takes upon itself as All That Remain's official "sorry" record.
Lyrics — 7
Phil Labonte's singing has always stood out compared to other metal-core groups immensely. Often being compare to Matt Heafy of Trivium, and Howard Jones of KSE, Phil Labonte proves to everyone that he isn't a copycat of the latter. The lyrics, to me, sound a little more redundant from what he's sang beofre. Sure, the subjects are different on this album, but when I listen to music, I like change. And change is something that just isn't on this CD.
Overall Impression — 8
The most well constructed track, "For We Are Many" is a little bit too much like the song structure on "The Fall of Ideals". Sadly, it's safe to say that about half of the album suffers from this, also. Despite a repitition of song structure and sounds, the album itself seems as if it were a near-perfect hybrid of their two previous releases.