All That Remains is celebrating the 15th anniversary of their breakthrough album, The Fall of Ideals, with a new vinyl reissue, a tour and a documentary. Set to release on November 12th and available for preorder today, the bestselling title features such fan favorites as “This Calling,” “Six” and “The Air That I Breathe.”
Originally released in 2006, The Fall of Ideals launched a new era for All That Remains—finding the band moving away from the death metal of their first two albums (2002’s Behind Silence and Solitude and 2004’s This Darkened Heart) and settling into the melodic metalcore that defined their career. The Fall of Ideals also introduced fans to the band’s longtime bassist, Jeanne Sagan, and marked their only album to feature drummer Shannon Lucas. The newcomers joined founding members Phil Labonte (vocals) and Oli Herbert (lead guitars), as well as rhythm guitarist Mike Martin.
In the studio, the Massachusetts quintet partnered with two prominent metal artists:
Killswitch Engage’s Adam Dutkiewicz, who served as producer, and Soilwork’s Peter Wichers, who engineered the sessions. The dynamic, 11-song set found the musicians pushing their sonic boundaries, while Labonte showcased his broad vocal range—from epic, extended screams and in-your-face growls to emotive choruses. The album spawned a variety of enduring favorites, including the hard-driving “This Calling,” which featured in the soundtracks to Saw III and Masters of Horror II, as well as singles “The Air That I Breathe” and “Not Alone.” Other highlights included the guitar-forward “Whispers (I Hear You)” and the dramatic “Six,” which appeared in Guitar Hero II.
Upon its release in the summer of 2006, The Fall of Ideals was embraced by fans, becoming the band’s first album to break the Billboard 200 (peaking at No. 75) and eventually selling more than 450,000 units. The album also caught the attention of critics. Popmatters hailed, “All That Remains has made the kind of stylistic leap that most bands can only wish they could pull off…The Fall of Ideals [is] invigorating from start to finish, and could very well be the metalcore album of the year.” Blabbermouth praised, “All That Remains effortlessly blends thrashy twin guitar fireworks and Phil Labonte’s raging vocals with soaring clean vocals and overall tunefulness…There is no denying that those guys play their asses off here and the result is immensely gratifying.” Lambgoat simply declared, “the entire band executes their songs perfectly,” adding that “the production…is full and crisp.”
“We’re so thankful to everyone who has kept this disc in their hearts for the past 15 years,” says singer Phil Labonte. “We are proud to celebrate the reissue and can’t wait to tell you about all the other cool things we have in store.”
In the 15 years since The Fall of Ideals, All That Remains has built an undeniable legacy as one of this century’s most consistent purveyors of heavy music with a bulletproof canon of arena-worthy anthems. Currently consisting of Labonte and Martin, as well as drummer Jason Costa, bassist Aaron Patrick and lead guitarist Jason Richardson, the band continues to defy the odds of their genre. To date, they have sold more than a million albums worldwide, earning five consecutive Top 10 debuts on the Billboard Top Rock Albums Chart, and boasting more than 1.5 million monthly listeners on Spotify—an unprecedented feat for any metal band. In 2018, All That Remains released their widely acclaimed ninth studio album, Victim of the New Disease.