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As I Lay Dying

Discussion in 'Music Discussion' started by 22 The Avenue, Mar 27, 2015.

  1. Do we have any As I Lay Dying fans on here? It breaks my heart that Tim Lambesis' stupidity led to an early demise from what is probably the best Metalcore band of all time, in my opinion.

    All of their albums are solid, but Frail Words Collapse was my first experience, so it cannot be anything less than their best album.

    Their EP album, Decas, has awesome covers of Judas Priest's Electric Eye and Slayer's War Ensemble. I think the AILD version of Electric Eye is better than the original.
     
  2. Night Prowler

    Night Prowler ɹǝlʍoɹԀ ʇɥƃᴉN Staff Member

    I listen to this band every day, it's so awesome!

    Btw, am I the only one who gets these weird thoughts after listening to them, like suddenly wanting to hire a hitman to kill my wife?
     
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  3. I can't say I get those feelings haha, but the newest album does have many of the "hopeless", "chained down" type of themes to it that certainly makes it all clear in hindsight. I'm very torn on if I should support Tim for the issues he had and still suffers from, but I can't really condone the hiring a contract killer to take out your wife element. I suppose we should wait and see if he continues a music career when he is released in six years. I can forgive a repentant man.
     
  4. Cornfed Hick

    Cornfed Hick Electric Eye

    Great book. Particularly Chapter 19: "My mother is a fish." (For those of you who haven't read it -- and you really should -- that's the ENTIRE chapter.)
     
  5. I tried to read the William Faulkner novel of the same name. The thick, southern vernacular was a bit too much for me and was giving me a headache. I did see the James Franco directed movie that came out about a year or two ago. He did accurately depict that vernacular, I'll give him that. It wasn't anything particularly special and I'm not a franco fan, so that didn't help.
     
  6. Travis The Dragon

    Travis The Dragon The dreamers may die, but the dreams live on.

    As far as the metalcore genre goes, AILD is/was definitely one of the very best out there. I don't think I'll ever get over what happened with Tim. It's hard to believe that he's sitting in a prison cell as I type this. However, the band that the other members have formed since called Wovenwar is pretty good.
     
  7. Mosh

    Mosh The years just pass like trains Staff Member

    Wovenwar is an AILD offshoot? Didn't know that. I saw them live a few months ago opening for Periphery and they were so bad. 4 bands on the lineup and they were by far the worst.
     
  8. Wovenwar is pretty good. I like their debut album. It's certainly a vocal departure from AILD, but I like that they chose to go down a different path. It's still the same great guitars and drums I know and love from AILD, with more radio friendly vocal melodies.
    Fans that expect the same Tim Lambesis growling were inevitably going to be disappointed. I applaud them for trying something different, and doing it well.

    I do not like the name of the band, but it is what it is. Wovenwar isn't As I Lay Dying. They're good, but not the epic band that AILD was. I've been listening to their albums a lot lately while I drive to work and I can't believe such a great band is no more. It's all so stupid and frustrating. I'm sure Tim will try to revive his career when he's out in 2020 or thereabout.
     
  9. Travis The Dragon

    Travis The Dragon The dreamers may die, but the dreams live on.

    From: http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/co...son-after-serving-less-than-half-of-sentence/
    He's not a prisoner. He's a free man.
     

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