Overcome review by All That Remains

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  • Released: Sep 16, 2008
  • Sound: 9
  • Lyrics: 7
  • Overall Impression: 8
  • Reviewer's score: 8 Superb
  • Users' score: 8.2 (161 votes)
All That Remains: Overcome

Sound — 9
This album really has helped All That Remains become even more increasingly popular in the main stream following the band's previous album "The Fall Of Ideals". For metal bands like this it is indeed an achievment for them to come out onto the mainstream as quickly as they have been able to. With their incredibly rare sound though it is only appropriate that this band and this new album "Overcome", which is coming to show the new side of the band's metallic/hard rock sound, be placed with higher then normal ratings.

Lyrics — 7
The clean cut metallic sound from the lead singer is indeed a rare find in metal bands witch makes them a well to be worshiped band when it comes to vocals. Also the vocals go incredibly well with the musics hard thrasing sound which is to say that this metal band actually comes to state a sense of purpose on like some of the random nonsense you usually find in metal today. Even when the lyrics are not always as strong in some places in the album, its meaning and power are saved by the incredible vocalization of the bands lead singer, which again is often mistaken as being very under-rated for the extreme talent that he truely consumes.

Overall Impression — 8
It is a new age and a new band for what will probably become a historic start for the next generation of metal/hard rock culture. With the addition of this album, All That Remains is continuing to do what they do best: Rock! Which makes this an album definentely worth buying and adding to any true rocker's collection.

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    This album is okay. Half the people here sound like they want to jump into bed with Oli or Phil... a 10 review? You're saying this album is absolutely flawless, and ATR have no room for improvement whatsoever? That album doesn't exist. Even my favorite albums of all time have minor flaws. Anyway, the vocal layering does seem a bit uncomfortable, and there's a way to do it right--listen to Cynic, some sections have 5 or 6 individual vocal layers that really mix well. These don't so much. But my main problem comes from the lack of originality in songwriting. The same tactics as Fall of Ideals, meaning its not as fresh, and the riffs just seem recycled at timed. Oh, another fast pedal riff with short bursts of galloping sixteenths? Gotta say, the chorus of Two Weeks is really poppy... but I like it a lot.