The Fall Of Ideals
Label: Razor & Tie - Concord
With The Fall of Ideals, Ozzfest alumni All That Remains stoke the fire first set by their breakthrough release, 2004's This Darkened Heart. Their latest is as compelling as metalcore gets, chugging along on laser-tight guitar solos, jackhammer drums and vocalist Phil Labonte's impressive arsenal of throat-wrenching howls and growls. Complex, interwoven guitar parts occasionally come together into graspable melody, but for the most part this music is aggressive to the point of violence, and not for the faint of heart.