Massachusetts metallers ALL THAT REMAINS recently spent time recording their eighth album at West Valley Studios in Woodland Hills, California with producer Howard Benson, who has previously worked with such acts as MOTÖRHEAD, PAPA ROACH, THREE DAYS GRACE, FLYLEAF, P.O.D. and HALESTORM.
ALL THAT REMAINS frontman Phil Labonte told Revolver magazine about the follow-up to 2015's "The Order Of Things": "We wanted to mix it up a little bit and write from a vocal perspective this time. So I went to L.A. and came up with vocal ideas and melodies and then sent those chord progressions back to Oli [Herbert, guitarist] and he wrote riffs in response to that. [Doing it this way] turned the record into a vocal album as opposed to a guitar album. And that affected some things. Like, there might be less intricacy in the riffs because they were written in response to my voice."
Labonte added that the majority of the new ALL THAT REMAINS songs feature "significant programming and electronic sounds. And that's something we wanted to have flowing through the entire record. So you're gonna hear that kind of influence on most of the tracks."
ALL THAT REMAINS last year parted ways with bassist Jeanne Sagan and replaced her with Aaron Patrick, who was previously in BURY YOUR DEAD and DEVILDRIVER.
Patrick recently said that Benson was "really bringing out the best in all of us as musicians."
"The Order Of Things" marked the first time that Labonte collaborated on his lyrics, in that case with producer Josh Wilbur.