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All That Remains Concert Review – 9/24/10 – Northern Lights – Clifton Park, NY

26 September 2010 6 Comments

By: Andrew

A photo from For We Are Many

On Friday, September 24th, 2010, All That Remains were direct support to As I Lay Dying at Northern Lights in Clifton Park, New York.

I arrived just as All That Remains took the stage. I left when All That Remains departed the stage.

I’ve witnessed many an All That Remains performance and can say, with conviction, they have never sounded better.

Phil Labonte’s delivery has never been more powerful. Every facet of his vocal repetoire has vastly improved. The man can growl, scream, and sing clean with the best of them.

The band looked genuinely happy to be on stage and that really set the tone for their performance. They played three tracks from their upcoming album For We Are Many, with the rest of the set coming from The Fall Of Ideals and Overcome. In our interview with Mike Martin (guitarist, All That Remains), I stated that my least favorite song from The Fall Of Ideals was “Not Alone.” All I’ll say is that song really comes to life when played live. I textually eat my words.

I’ve seen the band eight times. In a situation where I should be bored, I find myself intrigued. You won’t be disappointed. If you enjoy melodic, heavy music, you definitely should check out All The Remains when they come to your area.

Attendance: Northern Lights was fairly packed. It looked to be around 66-80% capacity. I’m not sure what the paid figure was, considering people were walking in without tickets. A hefty portion of attendees headed to their cars after All That Remains played their final note.

Set: 3 new ones, This Calling, The Air That I Breathe, Six, Not Alone, Before The Damned, Two Weeks, Forever In Your Hands

OBSERVATIONS

– There are a lot of people in Clifton Park that are easily annoyed. There were at least five staredowns after people bumped into one another. It’s a rock show, guys. They’re hot, sweaty, and cramped. It happens. Just because you’re rocking the “Stone Cold” Steve Austin look with the cutoff shirt doesn’t mean you have to act like a tough guy.

– The venue really needs to hire more imposing people for their security team.

– Of all the songs they played, “This Calling” received the most tepid response.

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6 Comments »

  • Carla said:

    Short and to the point. They’re playing NYC in Times Square guys.

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  • Dennis said:

    I will definitely overpay to be in Times Square. You all got me pumped. I hope I’m not let down.

    Has anyone ever heard of Best Buy Center or whatever it’s called?

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  • godblessya said:

    I feel the same way about Phil’s vocals. All this shit he talkes about how great Howard Jones is makes me sick.

    Labonte is head of the class. PERIOD.

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  • Laura In NJ said:

    Northern Lights is the worst venue ever.

    The stage is too low and you can’t see anything there.

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  • Vinny said:

    They are playing the same headline set they played when supporting AILD. What gives?

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  • Darius said:

    they played a 55 minute set when i saw them last Saturday. that is BS. nothing from This Darkened Heart was played. granted, it was an excellent show and phil sounded amazing. still, i expect a longer set from a headliner that charged $30 a ticket.

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