Given the world’s unpredictability, survival requires reaction. With so many factors beyond our control, the focus of life often becomes about how we respond to these outside forces. The same can be said for music. Regardless of how trends ebb and flow, artists must react appropriately in order to thrive and survive. Since 1998, All That Remains continue to progress, while clenching steadfast to the principals that etched their place at the forefront of 21st century hard rock. On their seventh full-length album, The Order of Things, the Massachusetts outfit – Phil Labonte [vocals], Oli Herbert [guitar], Mike Martin [guitar], Jeanne Sagan [bass], and Jason Costa [drums]—preserve an ethos of evolution. “You have to adapt to the world around you as opposed to expecting everything to adapt to your perspective,” claims Labonte. “You can’t really control what goes on in your life; you can only control your reaction. I’ve gotten a certain amount of peace from embracing this truth. That’s the way things go. This is literally The Order of Things.” With their madness infused riffs, flawless drumming and fierce vocals, All That Remains keep setting higher benchmarks for new comers all around the globe. Their artistry and the knowledge of the genre they play are irrefutably unequaled.
Currently on tour, Metal Wani’s Editor In Chief Owais ‘Vitek’ Nabi had a chat with All That Remains frontman Phil Labonte. He discusses new album “The Order Of Things”, why fans don’t like the new material, his vocals, evolution of the band, working with producer Josh Wilbur, his opinion on previous album “A War Within”, his opinion on why there’s nothing edgy about METAL anymore, why he prefers to be an antagonist and why he thinks “The Order Of Things” is the best album of 2015.
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