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Frail Words Collapse

by As I Lay Dying


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As I Lay Dying is one of many, many bands to throw their hat into the Swedish-influenced metal-hardcore ring in the early 2000s, joining fellow metal-label signees as God Forbid and Shadows Fall (Century Media) and Killswitch Engage (Roadrunner). Frail Words Collapse is a solid example of its genre, carrying the stereotypical hallmarks of harmonized dual-guitar riffing (often reminiscent of In Flames or Iron Maiden), heavy double-bass drumming, and roaring vocals that occasionally slip into a melodic, clean-voiced emo style. There are also a few more dissonant, "technical" passages that nod toward Converge and their ilk. The songs here are solid enough and well executed, and the production is adequate (if a little too clean and digital sounding). This album will appeal mostly to devoted fans of the genre who are looking for another slight variation on the In Flames-influenced metal-hardcore style.

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Release Date: 07/01/2003
Label: Metal Blade
UPC: 0039841444124
catalogNumber: 14441
Rank: 36356

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Frail Words Collapse 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Hands down, this has to be my favorite CD ever! The drumming/guitar wailing/screaming in this CD is out of this world. I was very impressed with the quality of music AILD put forth. Every song is great and this CD is one of the rare ones I can listen to straight through and love everything about it!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
When I bought this CD, I had no idea that it would be worthy of one of my rare five-star reviews, but it totally blew me away. I am going on the record as saying, as of the date of this review (10/1/04) that Tim Lambesis vocals are the most hardcore I've ever heard (See the end of Distance is Darkness). The rest of the band are classic grind-core musicians with a surprising amount of melody mixed into their guitar sound. Best cuts are "94 Hours", "Forever", "Collision" "Distance is Darkness", and "Song 10". Reading the lyrics, it also seems that there are a lot of Christian themes, which is definently a cool change from many of their contemporaries. Awesome and worthy of your hard-earned money!
Guest More than 1 year ago
With this album, As I Lay Dying established themself as a musical force to be reckoned with. They are one of the best hardcore bands around. For this type of music, the songs are so catchy yet they still maintain a sense of anger and agression which keeps this genre alive. Thank you, AILD, for making a stellar, very listenable, hardcore album.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i highly recomend everyone thats in to heavy harcore melodic medal to get this cd. i wanted to get this cd ever since i saw "as i lay dying" in concert and it was awsom. my favorite song would have to be 'forever'. honestly you wont be dissapointed if you get this cd. it rocks.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This album is truly amazing. Everything about it is great from the jaw dropping double bass (listen to 94 Hours and you'll hear what I'm talking about) to the great riffs, to Tim Lambesis' ultra hardcore voice. What makes As I Lay Dying so amazing is the technicality of their music. That really stands out in a genre full of bad musicians. They're an amazing band. So yeah I guess all I have left to say is... BUY THIS ALBUM!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
this may sound korny but i heard their song "94 hours" headbangers ball and i said "dude!...I just have to get their CD" the next day i bought it and i thought it was awesome there is no way why u should turn this cd kicks!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This cd is awesome! Its the second best metalcore cd that i have ever heard, and they're only second by a hair. If you like this album, buy Norma Jean - Bless the Martyr and Kiss the Child right now!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Back in the day, I used to listen to bands like Metallica, Slipknot, All that Remains, Black Dahlia Murder, etc. One day, my friend from church introduced me to As I Lay Dying. When he inserted their new album into his car's CD player, immediately I loved the tune. I bought their album the next day, and holy God! This CD has got to be the best heavy metal CD I have ever heard! I now have abandoned bands like Metallica and Slipknot, and As I Lay Dying is my favorite band, and probably will be for my entire life! Get this album NOW, it kicks SERIOUS metal! The Double-bass pedal action, guitars blasting through the speakers, and the powerful yet emotion-driven screams of Tim Lambesis are the BEST! AILD KICKS ALL!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago