Wednesday, June 17, 2015

All That Remains' Phil Labonte: "I'm not always mad"


All That Remains' Phil Labonte and Mike Martin was interviewed by RAMzine at the Download Festival this year. Below the video and some excerpts.

About the new album Phil said: "Great! For us, the record is… I feel like it's, kind of, like, the record that we should be doing. I think it felt like a really good mix of heavier songs and not-heavy songs, and I felt like the songs that… Even the songs that were faster and more 'metally,' musically, still had cool singing parts and screaming parts, so I was really, really happy. Personally, there's plenty of stuff to be pissed off about," he said. "I generally try not to focus on it all the time, but if I was, like, 'All right. I'm pissed off about something and I wanna write a record that's just tearing everything apart,' oh, I can definitely do that. Me and him? We can come up with some hate. The new record, a lot of the lyrics have a lot of sarcasm in it. I'm not so angry…"

About the All That Remains musical diversity: "At least for me, it's, like, you have a full scope of emotions as a human being, so why wouldn't you like a full scope of different kinds of music? Music tends to convey emotion in people, and I'm not always mad. Sometimes I'm happy, sometimes… So there's songs that we do that are just more, like, kind of, upbeat, kind of, bounce-around-ish kind of rock songs. And then there's times where we just want to write a song that's, like, crush everything."