All that Remains / This Darkened Heart
Album: This Darkened Heart   Collection:General
Artist:All that Remains   Added:Mar 2004
Label:Prosthetic Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2004-05-10 Pull Date: 2004-07-12 Charts: Loud
Week Ending: Jul 11 Jul 4 Jun 20 May 30 May 23 May 16
Airplays: 2 2 1 1 1 2

Recent Airplay
1. Oct 01, 2015: What was scene?
Vicious Betrayal
4. Feb 09, 2005: The Sun Never Sets On Cool
Tattered on My Sleeve
2. Sep 17, 2015: What was scene?
Vicious Betrayal, The Deepest Gray
5. Jan 26, 2005: The Sun Never Sets On Cool
This Darkened Heart
3. May 05, 2005: One Fraction Of Time
This Darkened Heart, Tattered on My Sleeve
6. Jul 08, 2004: Baptism of Solitude
This Darkened Heart

Album Review
Reviewed 2004-07-04
All That Remains – This Darkened Heart (Prosthetic Records)
Oh yeah! Metalcore! Serious thrash mixed with serious hardcore influenced by some seriously wicked cool shit. This is awesome! Up there with Lamb of God’s “As the Palaces Burn”, God Forbid’s “Gone Forever”, and Shadows Fall’s “The Art of Balance” in terms of quality (and by the way, this is the old Shadows Fall vocalist). Awesome, awesome stuff, this has tons of growled vocals, a few clean choruses, acoustic guitars, pianos, as well as all the double-guitar attacks in the world, tons of double-bass drumming, ripping solos, shredding riffs, and neck-snapping breakdowns. Oh, and to give you an idea of how metal this is, they credit the solos in the booklet. Old-skool!

1) Starts with acoustic guitar noodling, and then launches into a jerky ride of hardcore riffs and choppy breakdowns.
2) More choppy riffs, and a pair of trade-off solos that are just so sweet. Fuckin’ rock!
3) Thrashy riffs, sound a little like Shadows Fall, and some more kick-ass solos.
4) Shorter song, sounds almost melo-death in construction. Last 30 seconds is just acoustic guitar, sounds cool.
5) Ooh, epic! Total hardcore themes (“If I persevere, I shall succeed, mine enemies cannot stop me, blah blah blah”), and some really neat and worthy clean vocals. Do I smell commercial success? Nah, although there is a gorgeous clean solo-type thing towards the end that precedes this killer, killer breakdown with clean guitar harmonies (think Byzantine).
6) Wow! Acoustic guitar strumming, piano, solos, and then a driving, mid-tempo instrumental that’s truly awesome and inspirational.
7) Riffs that wind up and down the fretboard and transform to awesome breakdowns. I dig.
8) Political hardcore with clean vocals that are emotional without being “emo”. Some spiffy trade-off riffing and breakdowns.
9) More standard metalcore with drawn-out breakdowns and great clean vocals.
10) Vicious song with a very NWOSDM main riff and total mosh madness breakdowns. Awesome!

Track Listing
1. And Death in My Arms   6. Regret not
2. The Deepest Gray   7. Passion
3. Vicious Betrayal   8. For Salvation
4. I Die in Degrees   9. Tattered on My Sleeve
5. Focus Shall not Fail   10. This Darkened Heart