All That Remains Frontman Admits His Band’s Not Cool Anymore

It's Phil Labonte!It's Phil Labonte!

It’s Phil Labonte!

I sincerely can’t remember a time when they were considered cool.

Maybe in 2000. But it’s been a good long while since All That Remains was relevant or groundbreaking. And no one’s more aware of this than Phil Labonte.

“We’re not cool anymore,” he tells Loudwire.

“Well the thing is we came out of the underground and we still write metal songs, on all of our records we have songs that are screaming all the way through. We still do that but we added in pop aspects and that is taboo in the metal industry.

“So if you’re really into extreme metal and heavy metal we stopped being cool as soon as we started writing songs where we sing all the way through and got something on the radio.”

What a fucking understatement. At least he fucking knows why people don’t dig on ATR anymore.

“So we’re not the cool band anymore, we’re no longer a band that an elitist can grab onto and say, ‘This band is true and cult.’ [Edit: Cult? ATR was never that, dude] So you … it’s like you know what … get fucked because they’re probably downloading all your music for free so I don’t care.”

I wouldn’t download your music for free if it was legal. If you think I’m going to risk fines from the labels downloading the tripe your band puts out, you’ve got another thing coming.

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