All That Remains
Webster Theater
Hartford, CT
December 12, 2015

Last month I had the opportunity to catch All That Remains at the Webster Theater in Hartford, CT. Their openers were Sons of Texas, Audiotopsy, and Devour the Day. To put it simply, it was one hell of a night and I have to say, one of the best shows of 2015.

Sons of Texas

The fans pressed their bodies against the barricade, chattering excitedly as the crew began to set up for Sons of Texas’ arrival. It wasn’t too long before the band appeared on stage and immediately kicked off their greatly constructed setlist consisted of “Never Bury the Hatchet,” “Nothing King,” “The Vestryman,” “Baptized in the Rio Grande,” a kick ass cover of Pantera’s “I’m Broken,” ending with “Texas Trim.” Sons of Texas certainly got the night started on the right note.


As the night progressed, more people continued to show up as they began to search for the perfect spot to enjoy the show. Soon enough, Audiotopsy kicked things off as fans bobbed their heads along to the beat of the songs being played before them. Their set consisted of “Headshot,” “Distorted,” “The Calling,” “Disguise Your Devils,” “Darken the Rainbow,” ending with “Lylab.”

Devour the Day

After Devour the Day made their arrival, the band immediately started their set with “Respect,” “S.O.A.R.,” and “Save Yourself.” After having done a killer performance of “Heaven Jam,” the band continued their killer set with “Black Out,” “The Bottom,” “Handshakes to Fist Fights,” and their single, “Faith.” Fans waved their horns in the air, head-banging along to the beat and some mouthed or sang along to the lyrics. They surely warmed up the crowd for the rest of the evening as Devour the Day ended their set with “You and Not Me” and “Good Man.” Easily one of their best performances, however the night was far from over.

All that Remains

To say that the venue was packed to the brim by the time All That Remains was about to hit the stage is a huge understatement. It felt like an eternity waiting for the crew to finish setting up the stage and for the band’s appearance. Surely enough, the crowd roared with excitement as the overhead lights dimmed down, cuing All That Remains’ arrival. Their introductory song, “Danger Zone” soon immediately switched over to “Now Let Them Tremble,” and the band began to head bang along to the crushing beat provided by Jason Costa. Guitarist, Oli Herbert, unleashed his sick riffs as front man, Phil Labonte, roared into the song’s title into the mic.

All That Remains

All That Remains vocalist Phil Labonte

Not a moment was wasted as they continued the set with “For We Are Many,” “Stand Up,” and “This Probably Won’t End Well.” All That Remains kept the energy going with the performances “The Air That I Breathe,” “Victory Lap,” and heavy hitter “No Knock,” during which mosh pits viciously brewed. The show was nowhere near over and All That Remains was just getting warmed up. After “Six” and “The Last Time,” they continued with “Hold On,” “Pernicious,” featuring vocals from the bassist, Aaron Patrick, and slowed it down the set down with their ballad, “What If I was Nothing.” There are no words to describe the band’s encore (“This Calling” and “Two Weeks”) other than explosive.

All in all, this was one of the most incredible shows I have witnessed in a really long time and all of the bands brought their game. Be sure to check out all of their future tour dates. They put on a show you do not want to miss!

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