Welcome to the LOUDEST DOT COM ON THE PLANET!
KNAC.COM
LISTEN NOW!WATCH NOW! LOGIN JOIN
MAGAZINEON-AIRDOWNLOADSCHATBOARDSCONTESTSSTORE
Reviews

As I Lay Dying Frail Words Collapse

By Vinnie Apicella, Contributor
Monday, November 10, 2003 @ 11:32 AM


(Metal Blade Records)

- advertisement -
Imagine a combination of early In Flames or The Crown, with their aggressive yet targeted rhythmical strike fronted by the Death screams of Philip Anselmo and before long, “Frail Words” aren’t the only things to collapse! There’s more to the twelve-track story.

For instance, the unexpectedly Gothic penmanship where interrelational outpourings of devotion, love and loss bleed through a barrage of Death Metal style intensity where technically targeted melodies and well executed harmonic breaks compliment a breakneck pace that flees the confines of yesteryear’s Metal-Core fusion and forges an unlikely combination of passionate wanderings and rude awakenings. The production’s raw, particularly on the percussion, very dry, adding an almost underground quality noticeably present on the opening bombast of a “94 Hours,” fade out to “Distance Is Darkness,” and the entirety of “The Pain Of Separation.”

While many Death-gone-Gothic groups have failed to live up to youthful potential, As I Lay Dying leaves it all out in the open by replacing gratuitous Death Metal, H/C and Thrash elements like malevolence and moral decay with inner turmoil trampling the trials of a tortured soul without the sacrifice of speed, intensity, or vocal coarseness – rare in these changing times. The resulting, Frail Words Collapse is an invitingly catchy, edgy yet traditionally-inspired dark and domestic creation that’s on a level with many of Gothenburg’s greats.

* * * *


Please log in to view RANTS

If you don't have a username, click here to create an account!

Username: 
Password: 

Message: 
 
 

 





 Recent Reviews
2018 ROCK ON THE RANGE Photo Gallery 2
2018 ROCK ON THE RANGE Photo Gallery 1
SLAYER, LAMB OF GOD, ANTHRAX, BEHEMOTH And TESTAMENT In Cleveland, OH With Photos!
LIZZY BORDEN My Midnight Things
CANDLEMASS House Of Doom EP
MEGADETH Killing Is My Business...And Business Is Good: The Final Kill
POISON, CHEAP TRICK, POP EVIL In Houston, TX With Photos!
STRYPER In Houston, TX With Photos!
EDEN SEED Age Of Creation
HAMMERFALL, FLOTSAM AND JETSAM In Lake Park, FL
BULLET Dust To Gold
ARMORED SAINT Symbol Of Salvation Reissue
GHOST In Riverside, CA With Photos!
A PERFECT CIRCLE Eat The Elephant
2018 WELCOME TO ROCKVILLE Photo Gallery 1
2018 FORT ROCK Photo Gallery 2
2018 FORT ROCK Photo Gallery 1
OVERKILL Live In Overhausen
THE IRON MAIDENS, Two Shows In Ottawa, Canada





HOME | MAGAZINE | ON-AIR | DOWNLOADS | CHAT | BOARDS | CONTESTS | STORE | HELP

©2018 KNAC.COM. All Rights Reserved.    Link to us    Advertise with us    Privacy policy
 Latest News