23:26 - moonflash I agree, but I've relied on their reviews quite a few times before buying a game and have never had to regret it, so I'd rather trust ign's reviewers than Metacritic ratings, which again are just numbers.
23:20 - !J.O.O.E.! IGN are a classic example of a site that gives way too many high scores.
23:20 - moonflash I was watching the folks at ign debate the same issue about game reviews the other day and I have to say, assigning a number is only beneficial to those who're too lazy to actually read.
23:18 - !J.O.O.E.! Not only arbitrary but also weighted down by convention bias, such as people thinking 7 is an average score.
23:15 - !J.O.O.E.! Arbitrarily pulling a random number out of a possible 100 numbers = totally pointless and distracts from the actual review part.
23:12 - Marcel Hubregtse No they are not. Full stop. It is a chicken shit cop-out not giving a rating to review ;-)
As hinted before, Metal Blade Records has announced that Jordan Mancino (drums), Nick Hipa (guitar), Phil Sgrosso (guitar) and Josh Gilbert (bass) of San Diego based metal act As I Lay Dying have teamed up with vocalist Shane Blay (previously lead guitar/clean vocals in Oh, Sleeper) to create the new band Wovenwar. That's As I Lay Dying minus Tim Lambesis. Over approximately the last year, the band completed work on new material recorded with producer Bill Stevenson (Descendents, Black Flag) with mixing duties currently being handled by Colin Richardson (Slipknot, Machine Head, Trivium). For now, you can enjoy a small teaser below.
UPDATE: It seems like there are new chapters to this story. After an update was posted on As I Lay Dying official website, now it has been revealed by the band's other members that it was not discussed within the band or with the management, implying the statement was released only by Tim Lambesis. On a message posted on guitarist Nick Hipa's Facebook page, all the members of As I Lay Dying except Tim Lambesis explain that this statement was new to them. Well, that was bizarre.
UPDATE on 10.05.2013: There have been new developments on the Tim Lambesis' case. Remember that he was arrested for allegedly seeking the help of an undercover detective to have his estranged wife killed. UT San Diego is now reporting that he has pleaded not guilty at his arraignment in Vista Superior Court to a single count of solicitation for murder. He faces up to nine years in prison if convicted.
After the recent release of Disarm The Descent, Killswitch Engage will launch their first North American headlining tour in support of their new album on May 30th. The tour will run through July 8th, and support will come from As I Lay Dying, Miss May I and Affiance.
American metalcore group As I Lay Dying have just released their sixth album Awakened. To celebrate we have two copies of the album to give away; for your chance to get your hands on one, all you have to do is head over to the contest page and answer the question to be entered into the draw.
Metalcore outfit As I Lay Dying have premiered their brand new video for the song "A Greater Foundation" at this location. Go there and check it out. You will be able to hear this new song on the band's forthcoming sixth output Awakened, coming to a store near you on September 25th via Metal Blade Records.
US metalcore outfit As I Lay Dying have announced that the band is currently in the Blasting Room with renowned rock producer Bill Stevenson, who's also the drummer for Descendents (and has played with Black Flag) and mixer Colin Richardson. The group is putting the finishing touches on their new album Awakened, due out on September 25th via Metal Blade.
US metalcore/thrash metallers Trivium have announced new European dates for October/November, where they will be joined by co-headliners As I Lay Dying and with support from Caliban and Upon A Burning Body. This is only the first set of dates and more shows are expected to be announced soon.
US metalcore outfit As I Lay Dying are currently writing new material for the follow-up to 2010's album The Powerless Rise.
The following statement was issued by their label: "As I Lay Dying are currently writing their fifth album and are preparing to enter the studio this April. The producer, title, art and all other details will be released over the next few months. Fans can expect to hear new material this summer as the band performs as part of the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival."
In a recent interview with the Phoenix New Times, US metalcore act As I Lay Dying declared the intention to enter the studio next springtime and start a new tour after finishing recording the new album. "We are heading in to the studio around springtime and plan to start the touring once we've finished the record", answered Jordan Mancino. To read the full interview go to this location.
The band released the compilation album Decas in November to celebrate their 10th anniversary.
US metallers As I Lay Dying have released the video for their cover version of the Judas Priest classic "Electric Eye". The clip, which can be viewed at this location, was filmed with director Paul R. Brown at El Mirage Lake, a dry lake bed in the Mojave Desert of San Bernardino County, California.
"Electric Eye" comes off the band's latest compilation album, entitled Decas, which was released on November 4, 2011 via Metal Blade Records. More details about Decas were previously reported over here.