The second As-I-Lay-Dying album "Frail World Collapse" features hardline, Breakdown Metalcore and catapulted the band - together with Killswitch Engage - right to the top of this genre, not least thanks to the hits "Forever" and "94 Hours".
Tracklist - Frail words collapse
- 1.94 hours
- 2.Falling upon deaf ears
- 5.Distance is darkness
- 6.Behind me lies another fallensoldier
- 8.A thousand steps
- 9.The beginning
- 10.Song 10
- 11.Tha pain of seperation
EMP Editorial Team (18.11.2005)
Quite an ambitious powerpack...As I Lay Dying from the US. The overpressured and brawling full throttle sound ignites within seconds only to explode just after entering your ear. After two well-celebrated releases on a small independent US label "Frail words collapse" is the first step towards a broader audience. This audience should now open their ears since As I lay Dying are anything but dying. They are wide awake, alive and kicking. Emotional and vehement but strikingly precise and accentuated Melodic Death Metal with latent hardcore references - As I Lay Dying learned how to produce a neckbreaking and gripping spiral of excitement, violence, despair and madness draging you deeper and deeper into their world. The speed-intense pieces on this punctuated album profit from the immense stage experience As I Lay Dying have gathered throughout the years. Virtuous Gothenburg Melodies and neckbreaking rhythmrampages convert into an impressive and intense listening experience.