Release date: 1 August 2014
Style: Alternative metal


7.3 | 33 votes


26 have it
6 want it

01. Foreword
02. All Rise
03. Death To Rights
04. Tempest
05. The Mason
06. Moving Up
07. Sight Of Shore
08. Father/Son
09. Profane
10. Archers
11. Ruined Ends
12. Identity
13. Matter Of Time
14. Prophets
15. Onward


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I'm sure when the bailiff commanded everybody to rise upon the arrival of the judge, many of those present in the courtroom must have done so, but secretly wishing they were rising for Tim Lambesis instead, frontman and co-founder of metalcore heavyweights As I Lay Dying. Most of you have heard about his murder-for-hire plot to kill his wife. He has been sentenced to six years in prison and the band as a whole took the backlashing ripples upon the chin. Surprisingly enough, the tragedy that put one of theirs behind bars, careened the rest of the band into light by delivering on the expectations their fans hinted at. Indeed, they couldn't have possibly headed in a better direction.

published 03.08.2014 | Comments (5)

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Cynic Metalhead - 22.06.2014 at 13:11  
  I heard "The Mason" and it sounds really good.

Will check out the record soon.
Ag Fox - 22.06.2014 at 18:09  
  I checked out that song too, and I like it as well, so I'm looking forward for some nice alternative metal / metalcore released this year
Ilham - 09.08.2014 at 02:20  
Rating: 5 Yeah no, apparently my tastes haven't changed enough for me to like this kind of stuff. I understand what they're trying to do, but I enjoyed the silence so much after twenty minutes of this.
Boxcar Willy - 09.08.2014 at 08:38  
Rating: 3 Just...

MelancholiaC - 04.09.2014 at 18:53  
  I could see myself totally digging something like this 8 or 10 years ago, as a high schooler just starting to discover heavy music; but as a much more seasoned metalhead now I have to say I've grown out of this basic predictable style... Not to say it's completely unenjoyable as separate tracks on occasion, but nowadays I just need something more from an album.
errorcode99 - 03.12.2014 at 00:42  
  But, but,... but,... I liked Lambesis as a vocalist...

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