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As I Lay Dying - Awakened

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Release date: 21 September 2012
Style: Melodic metalcore


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Disc I
01. Cauterize
02. A Greater Foundation
03. Resilience
04. Wasted Words
05. Whispering Silence
06. Overcome
07. No Lungs To Breathe
08. Defender
09. Washed Away
10. My Only Home
11. Tear Out My Eyes
12. Unwound [B Side Demo]
13. A Greater Foundation [Extended Demo Version]

Disc II [Limited Edition DVD]
+ The Making of Awakened
+ Music Video's
    1 - I Never wanted
    2 - Parallels
    3 - Anodyne Sea [With Making Of]
    4 - Electric Eye [Judas Priest cover]
    5 - Paralyzed
    6 - Cauterize [Lyric video]

Timothy Peter "Tim" Lambesis - vocals
Phil Sgrosso - guitars
Nick Hipa - guitars
Josh Gilbert - bass, vocals
Jordan Mancino - drums

Additional info
The special 2 disc edition features comments in the lyric booklet from every band member about the making of each song and their own thoughts about it. Also in the booklet are several pages with different artwork and behind the scenes photos.

Guest review by
Cynic Metalhead
Tim Lambesis's army has launched another rocket to the fans by dropping As I Lay Dying's sixth studio album namely Awakened. Since we know that last EP (Decas) wasn't up to the mark and also gave us a haze of chaos "feelings" about what the new album would be like, well, Awakened stood up the best from its worst and has lives up to the expectations. As I Lay Dying's journey has always been unsettling through bewildering albums and horror play of mixing up styles between hardcore and metalcore but it's imperative that As I Lay Dying, no matter what, they've always settled for the status quo. With superbly talented producer Bill Stevenson taking charge of Awakened, my optimistic gas kit kicked in up high.

published 26.03.2014 | Comments (2)

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27.09.2012 - 01:29
Rating: 8

I like sound they get, drums pump tempo and rhythm guitars are so fat, it became as one massive attack, however I can not say that songs are so great and interesting, there's no passion as in "forever", old stuff.
27.09.2012 - 01:52
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Personally believe that it's their weakest release yet. They've showed progression in the past with style and song writing. This is just utterly repetitive.
28.09.2012 - 12:54
Rating: 7
Cynic Metalhead
Nasha Vich Paisa
Great album. I'll rate straight-to-the-fuck 7. It's pretty much unexpected, unconventional explosive stuff that gives a chance to fans for some kick ass roars.
28.09.2012 - 14:27

I don't know what to think of this. It is good but Cauterize at the start is so catchy it keeps playing in my head so the rest of the tracks bring much less enjoyment.

I also don't know what to think of this band's progression. It is usual for bands that get more "poppy" to also get more simple and plain. Yet this band gets more and more "complex" (still not very complex but it doesnt have to be), diverse, focused and "musical" with each release but at the same time also gets more and more poppy and accessible with more and more cleans and catchy choruses.

I guess at times I miss the much simpler, much more stripped down, much more "plain" days of Shadows Are Security, it just felt stronger and more aggressive. But I do like the last three album as well.
29.09.2012 - 08:02
Rating: 7
Cynic Metalhead
Nasha Vich Paisa
Written by Uldreth on 28.09.2012 at 14:27

Yet this band gets more and more "complex" (still not very complex but it doesnt have to be), diverse, focused and "musical" with each release but at the same time also gets more and more poppy and accessible with more and more cleans and catchy choruses.

I quite agree with you that ASID wasn't pretty accessible as far as their initial works are concerned. They started with straight up hardcore metal and then divulged themselves into simple metalcore. Honestly, I wasn't expecting "awesome moments" out of this album but woah! this record really blown me up. This is a great stuff. Well, to the part of complexity...I really don't think that this band was complex in their musical counterparts. As I said, they started with harsh hardcore vocals covering their old albums pretty straightforward hardcore records and till the "The Powerless" drops in, their music took a completely different direction. So, yeah with their each release they got more accessed to their music and fans but as far as complexity factor is concerned, I think they never get any complexity in their music/ progression towards their albums.
28.09.2013 - 04:48
Rating: 6

I like everything but Lambesis' vocals; they're so so bad...
30.09.2013 - 01:06
A staff guy...
Finally got around to checking out this release. Loving it so far. AILD are the only metalcore band where I've ever actually enjoyed every release they come out with; most other metalcore bands that I like I only actually like maybe 1 or 2 of their albums, or only a handful of their songs.
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30.09.2013 - 10:10
Rating: 7
Cynic Metalhead
Nasha Vich Paisa
Written by psykometal on 30.09.2013 at 01:06

Finally got around to checking out this release.

You're very late to the party Psyko.
25.01.2014 - 09:15
Rating: 6

Man, I used to worship this band (don't judge me). Now, when I go back, I like everything but Lambesis' vocals. They're so...blah. They just piss me off for some reason.
05.10.2015 - 04:06
Rating: 8

Favorite album of the metalcore subgenre for me!

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