For We Are Many

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For We Are Many
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Studio album by All That Remains
Released October 12, 2010
Recorded 2009, Zing Studios, Westfield, Massachusetts
Genre Metalcore, heavy metal
Length 40:43
Label Prosthetic, Razor & Tie
Producer Adam Dutkiewicz & Rob Graves
All That Remains chronology
Overcome
(2008)Overcome2008
For We Are Many
(2010)
A War You Cannot Win
(2012)A War You Cannot Win2012
Singles from For We Are Many
  1. "Hold On"
    Released: September 14, 2010
  2. "The Last Time"
    Released: April 1, 2011
  3. "The Waiting One"
    Released: October 31, 2011

For We Are Many (sometimes written as …For We Are Many) is the fifth studio album by the heavy metal band All That Remains. Released on October 12, 2010, it is the third album by the band to be produced by the Killswitch Engage guitarist, Adam Dutkiewicz, who also produced This Darkened Heart and The Fall of Ideals.[1]

Background[edit]

For We Are Many is the first All That Remains album to contain the same line-up as the preceding album, a tradition that would continue up through 2015's The Order Of Things. On August 18, 2010, the band made the title track downloadable for free.[2] On September 2, the band released the first single to go to rock radio, "Hold On", on their official YouTube channel,[3] while its music video was released on October 6.[4] On April 1, 2011, a music video for "The Last Time" was released.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[5]
About.com 3.5/5 stars[6]
Lords Of Metal (8.7/10)[7]
Metal Hammer 5/7 stars[8]
PopMatters 7/10 stars[9]
Rocksound 7/10 stars[10]
Sputnikmusic.com 3.5/5 stars[11]
Ultimate-guitar (8.3/10)[12]
TheNewReview.net 4.5/5 stars[13]

The album sold 29,000 copies in its first week. The album peaked at number 10 on the US Billboard 200 and peaked at number 7 on the Canadian Albums Chart.

The album has received mainly positive reviews. Allmusic gave the album 3 out of 5 stars, stating that it "feels like a throwback to the NWOBHM at times evoking hints of Iron Maiden and Judas Priest." They also stated that the album had a good mix of "heaviness and harmony".[5]

TheNewReview.net gave the album 4.5 out of 5 saying, "The vocals and guitars are layered exactly as they should be to either draw attention to Labonte or Herbert and Martin depending on the situation while keeping the drums and bass right where they need to be to compliment the guitarists and Labonte’s excellent (for the most part) vocal work."[13]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Now Let Them Tremble..." 1:23
2. "For We Are Many" 2:59
3. "The Last Time" 3:58
4. "Some of the People, All of the Time" 3:22
5. "Won't Go Quietly" 4:03
6. "Aggressive Opposition" 3:46
7. "From the Outside" 3:34
8. "Dead Wrong" 3:07
9. "Faithless" 3:34
10. "Hold On" 2:57
11. "Keepers of Fellow Man" 3:10
12. "The Waiting One" 4:48
Total length: 40:45

Personnel[edit]

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

Charts[edit]

Chart (2010) Peak
position
Canadian Albums (Billboard)[14] 7
Japanese Albums (Oricon)[15] 91
US Billboard 200[16] 10
US Digital Albums (Billboard)[17] 8
US Top Hard Rock Albums (Billboard)[18] 1
US Top Rock Albums (Billboard)[19] 2
US Top Tastemaker Albums (Billboard)[20] 12

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Blabbermouth.net: ALL THAT REMAINS: 'For We Are Many' Track Listing Revealed - Aug. 12, 2010". Roadrunnerrecords.com. Retrieved 2012-01-02. 
  2. ^ "Blabbermouth.net: ALL THAT REMAINS: New Song Available For Free Download - Aug. 18, 2010". Roadrunnerrecords.com. Retrieved 2012-01-02. 
  3. ^ "All That Remains - "Hold On" (w/lyrics)". YouTube. 2010-09-02. Retrieved 2012-01-02. 
  4. ^ "New Video – All That Remains- Hold On". Metal CallOut. Retrieved 2015-05-27. 
  5. ^ a b https://www.allmusic.com/album/for-we-are-many-r1967543
  6. ^ "All That Remains For We Are Many Review - Review of For We Are Many by All That Remains". Heavymetal.about.com. 2010-10-12. Retrieved 2012-01-02. 
  7. ^ "All That Remains - For We Are Many | Review | Lords Of Metal metal E-zine - issue 107". Lordsofmetal.nl. Retrieved 2012-01-02. 
  8. ^ "Review zu: All That Remains - For We Are Many - METAL HAMMER". Metal-hammer.de. Retrieved 2012-01-02. 
  9. ^ Begrand, Adrien. "All That Remains: For We Are Many < PopMatters". Popmatters.com. Retrieved 2012-01-02. 
  10. ^ Richard Cartey. "All That Remains - For We Are Many | Reviews | Rock Sound". Rocksound.tv. Retrieved 2012-01-02. 
  11. ^ "All That Remains - For We Are Many (album review)". Sputnikmusic. 2011-03-13. Retrieved 2012-01-02. 
  12. ^ "For We Are Many Review | All That Remains | Compact Discs | Reviews @". Ultimate-guitar.com. Retrieved 2012-01-02. 
  13. ^ a b Luke Amos (2010-10-03). "All That Remains – For We Are Many « The NewReview". TheNewReview.net. Retrieved 2012-01-02. 
  14. ^ "All That Remains Chart History (Canadian Albums)". Billboard.
  15. ^ "All That Remains - For We Are Many". oricn ME inc. 
  16. ^ "All That Remains Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard.
  17. ^ "All That Remains Chart History (Digital Albums)". Billboard.
  18. ^ "All That Remains Chart History (Top Hard Rock Albums)". Billboard.
  19. ^ "All That Remains Chart History (Top Rock Albums)". Billboard.
  20. ^ "All That Remains Chart History (Top Tastemaker Albums)". Billboard.