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All That Remains is an American Heavy Metal band from Springfield, Massachusetts, which formed in 1998. The band consists of guitarists Jason Richardson and Mike Martin, vocalist Philip Labonte, bassist Matt Deis, and former Diecast drummer Jason Costa. To date, all of their songs that were released as singles have had music videos created for them.

Current lineup:

  • Philip Labonte - vocals (1998-present)
  • Mike Martin - guitar (2003-present)
  • Jason Richardson - guitar (2019-present)
  • Matt Deis - bass (2003-2004, 2022-present)

Former members:

  • Oli Herbert - guitar (1998-2018) (deceased 2018)
  • Chris Bartlett - guitar (1998-2004)
  • Michael Bartlett - drums (1998-2006)
  • Dan Egan - bass (1998-2003)
  • Jeanne Sagan - bass (2006-2015)
  • Shannon Lucas - drums (2006)
  • Aaron Patrick - bass (2015-2021)
  • Jason Costa - drums (2007-2023)

Studio albums:

  • Behind Silence and Solitude (2002)
  • This Darkened Heart (2004)
  • The Fall of Ideals (2006)
  • Overcome (2008)
  • For We Are Many (2010)
  • A War You Cannot Win (2012)
  • The Order of Things (2015)
  • Madness (2017)
  • Victim of the New Disease (2018)

Tropes that apply to All That Remains:

  • Ascended Extra: Jason Richardson was an emergency live-fill in after Oli Herbert's death who wound up being inducted as a full member.
  • Badass Creed: "The Air That I Breathe", "Some of the People, All of the Time" and others.
  • Cover Version: Did this with Garth Brooks' "The Thunder Rolls".
  • Determinator: Quite possibly the most common theme of their songs.
  • Early-Installment Weirdness: Behind Silence and Solitude was fairly straightforward Melodic Death Metal with some minor core elements that, among other things, completely lacked clean vocals.
  • Genre Shift: A War You Cannot Win more or less completely eliminated most of the metalcore elements and changed their genre to Traditional Heavy Metal.
    • Victim Of The New Disease, on the other hand, brought back the metalcore sound.
  • I Am the Band: Phil Labonte is the only remaining founding member after the death of Oli Herbert.
  • Jerkass: Phil has gained a reputation over the years for being extremely rude and arrogant.
  • Lighter and Softer:
    • While the lyrical themes haven't experienced this, the actual music has. For better or worse, most songs on the albums after The Fall of Ideals are a lot softer and poppier.
    • ...For We Are Many was a bit Darker and Edgier than Overcome, and went back somewhat to the style of The Fall of Ideals, but the very next album they released what may be their lightest album yet.
      • Their seventh full-length release The Order of Things is even lighter than A War You Cannot Win, featuring almost entirely clean vocals and continuing in the radio-friendly direction established by its predecessor.
  • Melodic Death Metal: At first. They later became a metalcore band, but kept heavy Melodeath influences, being one of the main "Melodic Metalcore" bands. Lately, though, they've dropped almost all of their Melodeath.
  • Metalcore: Along with Killswitch Engage, Shadows Fall, As I Lay Dying, Avenged Sevenfold, Bleeding Through, and Atreyu, they were a Trope Codifier for melodic metalcore and one of the main figureheads of the first wave.
  • Metal Scream: Comes in three varieties: The standard Metalcore shouted scream, the deep gravely Death Growl, and the high pitched Black Metal screech. The song "The Weak Willed" features all of them.
  • New Sound Album: This Darkened Heart saw them go from straight melodic death metal to melodeath-influenced metalcore. A War You Cannot Win switched the band to a hard-rock sound that they would stick with for the next two albums before returning to metalcore with Victim of the New Disease.
  • Older Than They Look: Phil looks like he's in his mid-to-late twenties, but he's actually 43.
  • Rated M for Manly: They tend to put forward an overtly masculine front, except for the occasional ballad.
  • True Companions: A common theme in their songs, which often deal with themes of brotherhood.
  • Video Full of Film Clips: The music video for their song "This Calling" was featured as the lead song for Saw III's soundtrack, and incorporated (while still partially censored) the opening death scene from the film.