latest metal news on our main pagecd reviewslive reviewsinterviewsspecials 850 links!contact us!chatour message board on Ultimate Metal /mp/\.jpgm/
  INTERVIEWS
recent:
DARK TRANQUILLITY
CIPHER SYSTEM
GOD DETHRONED
AFTER FOREVER
VOMITORY
STAMPIN' GROUND
AYREON
CHAOSBREED
CATTLE DECAPITATION
ANCIENT
INTIES ARCHIVE
  SPECIALS
recent:
NAGLFAR
studio report

(last update: Feb 9th)

SYMPHORCE tourreport - Cede Dupont telling about life on the road

SPEC. ARCHIVE

  NICO'S PHOTOPIT

  ULTIMATE METAL
Have your official forum at the most awesome online metal community!

  MUSICIANS ADS
Looking for other musicians to jam with? Send us your ad! More info:
MUSICIANS ADS

  METAL RADIO
Seismic Radio
Snakenet Radio
Apocalypse Radio
Dementia Radio

  NEWSLETTER
Sign up if you want us to keep you posted about our updates!

WEBCounter by GOWEB    

   CD REVIEWS ARCHIVE

   AS I LAY DYING
Frail Words Collapse
2003
Metal Blade
http://www.asilaydying.com/


rating: 3/5

1. 94 Hours
2. Falling Upon Deaf Ears
3. Forever
4. Collision
5. Distance Is Darkness
6. Behind Me Lies Another Fallen Soldier
7. Undefined
8. A Thousand Steps
9. The Beginning
10. Song 10
11. The Pain Of Separation
12. Elegy
Huh, yet another American band that discovered Swedish death/thrash metal? As I Lay Dying have only been around since 2001 and after a full length album release and an appearance on a spilt cd they now released this aggressive piece of music called "Frail Words Collapse".

During the first few seconds of the opening track "94 Hours" I thought I held a death'n'roll album in hand but as I said earlier, it ended up being some melodic thrash/death metal in the Swedish vein. But As I Lay Dying's music additionally got its hardcore influences, a style I know so little about I don't dare to give any more detailed impressions. I have the feeling that the mix of metal and hardcore becomes more and more popular these days though. Despite the general heaviness there are even some acoustic guitars to be heard ("Behind Me Lies Another Fallen Soldier" or "Song 10" for example).

A few words about the vocals that are a strong point on the album in my opinion. Not because I find them extremely great as such but because they are used in different ways. Generally there's mix of conventional death/thrash shouting but you'll also find some clean vocals ("Forever") here and there. Powerful back-up vocals ("The Beginning"), some spoken words and even female vocals add variation as well and don't worry, these are cool female vocals, not annoying or misplaced at all. In fact, I find them the most enjoyable thing on "Distance Is Darkness" (and that means a lot!). That song is definitely my least favourite track of the album; the guitars and drumming are nothing but annoying to me and really get on my nerves.

I wouldn't say that this is highly original music and it doesn't hold any all too remarkable moments for me. Fans of the genre should like this album though and I guess there's still some more stuff to come from this band.

submitted by Cora 09.08.2003

   CD REVIEWS ARCHIVE

rating 1 - 5 Morrigans
5 = awesome, 4 = good, 3 = average, 2 = keep practising, 1 = sell your gear!
  CD REVIEWS
recent:
IMAGIKA
INTERNAL SUFFERING
RAISING FEAR
ASTRAL DOORS
SCAR SYMMETRY
HEAVILS, THE
UNCHAINED
MERCENARY
STATETROOPER
HIBRIA
CDS ARCHIVE
  LIVE REVIEWS
recent:
DEICIDE - ARKHON INFAUSTUS - DARKDAYRISING, Haarlem

THE GATHERING - PAATOS, Frankfurt

DYNAMO OPEN AIR, Nijmegen

KATAKLYSM - GRAVEWORM - MYSTIC CIRCLE - INTO ETERNITY , Essen

EVERGREY - MERCENARY, Vosselaar/Weert

INTO ETERNITY - DIRTBRED - SPARKY, Saskatoon

LIVE ARCHIVE

  TOURDATES
Check or add tour-dates on our forum!
TOURDATES

  FESTIVALS

copyright
2002-2005
Morrigan's Pit

DISCLAIMER