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Release date: 2003
Style: Melodic metalcore


6.8 | 155 votes


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01. 94 Hours
02. Falling Upon Deaf Ears
03. Forever
04. Collision
05. Distance Is Darkness
06. Behind Me Lies Another Fallen Soldier
07. Undefined
08. A Thousand Steps
09. The Beginning
10. Song 10
11. The Pain Of Separation
12. Elegy


Additional info
The band's debut on Metal Blade Records.

Music videos were made for "94 Hours" and "Forever."

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When a friend recommended this band told me "man you have to listen As I Lay Dying, it sounds like ZAO and stuff" I thought; well ZAO is pure crap but man they are not in Metal Blade Records like As I Lay Dying so let's give this guys a chance.

So this is a Warning do not go and buy albums just because a friend told you the band was great, As I Lay Dying is a weird combo of a lot of genres, Emo, Alternative, Hardcore, Metalcore, Industrial, Pop, and some other genres I don't know; but that's not the entire point, the band is mediocre as a raw sunny side up breakfast, The guitars are monotonous, The vocals Oh My God the vocals are incredibly lame, the bass is so low-tuned that reminds me of Korn, the drumming is actually not as bad as the other instruments but well I feel Jordan Mancino can do better than that, and the lyrics are childish "how can I bear this any longer…I'm dying inside, emptied before you take me into your arms…" I mean what are we like 10?.It just takes one hear to tracks like "Song 10" or "Undefined" to feel the awful performance, and dull execution.

published 01.12.2004 | Comments (12)

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qlacs - 17.11.2013 at 04:16  
  Funny thing I find early AILD albums have more energy and raw power that makes them more appealing for me than the later stuff. Those just sounds purely generic piece of plastic.
Guib - 19.09.2015 at 03:30  
Rating: 8 I love this album -_- I don't see what's the issue people have with it. It's awesome.

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