Overcome (All That Remains album)

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Overcome
Studio album by All That Remains
Released September 16, 2008
Recorded Audio Hammer Studios, Sanford, Florida
Genre Metalcore, heavy metal
Length 38:58
Label Prosthetic, Razor & Tie
Producer Jason Suecof
All That Remains chronology
The Fall of Ideals
(2006)
Overcome
(2008)
For We Are Many
(2010)
Singles from Overcome
  1. "Chiron"
    Released: August 11, 2008
  2. "Two Weeks"
    Released: September 8, 2008
  3. "Forever In Your Hands"
    Released: June 15, 2009
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Absolute Punk (78%) [1]
Allmusic 3/5 stars [2]
All Metal Resource 4/7 stars [3]
Alternative Press 3.5/5 stars [4]
Blabbermouth.net 8/10 stars [5]
IGN (7.9/10) [6]
Metal Hammer 9/10 stars
Sputnikmusic 2.5/5 stars [7]
Terrorizer 6/10 stars [8]
Metal Underground 4/5 stars [9]
Time For Metal Magazin 9/10 stars [10]

Overcome is the fourth studio album by the American heavy metal band, All That Remains. It was released on September 16, 2008.[11] Overcome is the first and only album by All That Remains that was not produced by Adam Dutkiewicz of Killswitch Engage, as well as the first with the band's current drummer, Jason Costa.

Overview[edit]

On July 21, 2008, two tracks from the new album - "Before the Damned" and "Relinquish" - made their first appearance on the band's MySpace profile. Commenting on the tracks, vocalist Philip Labonte stated, "This represents the heavier side of ATR. Last time we did this we put up 'The Weak Willed' and we feel like it's a bit of a tradition to really kick you in the nuts when we first show off new stuff! So here is the heaviest stuff we came up with for 'Overcome.'"[12] "Chiron" made its first appearance on August 11, 2008, on the band's MySpace profile. The song was the first single from the album, with a behind-the-scenes shoot up and the official music video submitted to YouTube.[13][14]

Two of the album's tracks, "Two Weeks" and "Chiron", were made available as downloadable content for Rock Band on September 9, 2008. The tracks were exclusive to Rock Band for one week before the album was released.[15]

"Two Weeks" was added to the band's MySpace page on September 8, 2008, to help promote the release of the song pack on Rock Band. It is the album's second single and a music video has been released for it.[16] The song has since become their biggest hit to date, entering the top ten on Billboard's Mainstream Rock Tracks.[17]

The album entered the Billboard 200 at #16, and has sold over 200,000 copies.

The band released their third single from the album, "Forever In Your Hands", to radio on June 15, 2009. This also featured an acoustic version of the song, the first time the band had released an acoustic song.[18]

On October 7, 2009, the band released the bonus track "Frozen", previously available in Japan only, as a free download from their website. On the same day, a music video for "Forever In Your Hands" was released.[19]

On March 17, 2010, "Days Without" was released on the Rock Band Network as a downloadable song. On April 8, 2010, "Forever In Your Hands" followed. Finally, "Undone" was released on April 27, 2010

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Before the Damned"   2:54
2. "Two Weeks"   4:17
3. "Undone"   3:12
4. "Forever In Your Hands"   3:37
5. "Chiron"   4:25
6. "Days Without"   3:11
7. "A Song for the Hopeless"   4:15
8. "Do Not Obey"   3:12
9. "Relinquish"   2:51
10. "Overcome"   2:39
11. "Believe In Nothing" (Nevermore cover) 4:24

Personnel[edit]

All That Remains
  • Philip Labonte – vocals
  • Oli Herbert – lead guitar
  • Mike Martin - rhythm guitar
  • Jeanne Sagan – bass guitar
  • Jason Costa – drums

References[edit]

  1. ^ "All That Remains - Overcome - Album Review". AbsolutePunk.net. 2008-09-16. Retrieved 2012-03-04. 
  2. ^ Overcome (All That Remains album) at AllMusic
  3. ^ "Welcome allmetalresource.com - BlueHost.com". Allmetalresource.com. Retrieved 2012-03-04. 
  4. ^ (#243, p. 156)
  5. ^ "Blabbermouth.Net". Roadrunnerrecords.com. Retrieved 2012-03-04. 
  6. ^ Ed Thompson. "All That Remains – Overcome - Music Review at IGN". Music.ign.com. Retrieved 2012-03-04. 
  7. ^ "All That Remains - Overcome (staff review)". Sputnikmusic. 2008-09-19. Retrieved 2012-03-04. 
  8. ^ (Nov 2008)
  9. ^ "All That Remains - "Overcome" CD Review - in Metal Reviews". Metal Underground.com. Retrieved 2012-03-04. 
  10. ^ "All That Remains - Overcome". Time-for-metal.eu. Retrieved 2012-03-04. 
  11. ^ "ALL THAT REMAINS: 'Overcome' Release Date Revealed". Blabbermouth. 2008-06-30. Retrieved 2008-07-13. 
  12. ^ All That Remains // The Fall Of Ideals
  13. ^ "YouTube: All That Remains - Chiron behind the scenes". 
  14. ^ "YouTube: All That Remains - Chiron music video". 
  15. ^ "DLC Week of Sept 9th - All That Remains 3 Pack". Harmonix. 2008-09-05. Retrieved 2008-09-05. 
  16. ^ "ALL THAT REMAINS: Another New Song Posted Online - Sep. 8, 2008". Blabbermouth. 2008-09-11. Retrieved 2008-09-09. 
  17. ^ Billboard.com: All That Remains - Two Weeks Chart History
  18. ^ FMQB Active Rock Playlist
  19. ^ All That Remains "Forever In Your Hands" Video