As I Lay Dying
Frail Words Collapse


3.5
great

Review

by ImmortalCats USER (1 Reviews)
November 23rd, 2007 | 18 replies


Release Date: 2003 | Tracklist

Review Summary: AILD's Frail Words Collapse is good whether you like brutal or melodic metalcore but it does start getting repetitive.

FIrst of all you should know that i prefer my metalcore more on the melodic side then on the all out brutal side.Knowing that lets start the review this band is much more better then i thought it would be. This band is good for both melodic and people that like straight up brutal metalcore. Well lets start withe the members then the band as a whole. The vocal department is run by Tim Lambesis and he does a pretty good job of it. What i love about his vocals is the fact that he enunciats so good. So i basically dont have to go online to look for the lyrics because i can hear every word almost clearly. While on the subject of the lyrics there christian based basically, but they're pretty good. The guitars are the highlight of the show. They are awesome at whatever they're doing riffing or guitar solo's. The drums add one thing i love to this band speed so they are esential if the drums were not as fast they wouldn't be able to pull of the speed they have. But there are some things i have problems with them though. For one there songs get a bit repetetive sometimes especially with the guitars.Another thing I have never found myself haveing any of these songs stuck in my head which sucks because thats what makes music for me. But aside all those things. AILD does a pretty good job especailly in a genre like metalcore. So is it worth to buy the CD, id say yeah but make sure to buy other and better albums before as this is good but there's much better out there.


Track 1- 94 hours 4/5
This song has great melodic guitar.It starts off pretty fast which is nice but then it slows down to a more medium pace and then speeds up again and then kick in the double bass for the drums and slows down to a medium pace again it also feels a bit short as the song is reall more like 2:40 because the last 20 seconds or so are silence which pisses me off.

Track 2- Falling Upon Deaf Ears 4/5
This song starts off fast then is medium paced for most of the time but speeds up in the middle which is my favorite part and then comes a beatiful guitar solo and back to medium speed again this song is also pretty short.

Track 3- Forever 5/5
Only if AILD had more songs like that easily one of the highlights of this album. The guitars do an amazing job for some reason the vocals dont sound as ferocious but whatever still good. The Chorus is just amazing and the song is pretty medium paced for the most part.The lyrics are also great.

Track 4- Collision 4/5
This song starts off with great guitar and now the album starts to get a bit repetetive. The lyrics are great for this song as well. It starts off a little fast paced for the most part and then go's to medium and back to fast and back to medium and keeps doing this. I guess this song has a chorus and the chorus is pretty good.

Track 5- Distance is Darkness 3/5
This song is a nice fresh breath from the same old guitar over and over again. Its too slow paced for my taste however but i do love the chorus in the middle because it starts off softsinging it then goes to a ferocious scream which takes you offguard and makes the screams sound even more brutal than

Track 6- Behind Me Lies Another Fallen Soldier 5/5
This one is a rare gem. I have no idea why i love this song i just do thats all i can say about it.

Track 7- Undefinded 4/5
Great great song a little repetitive like the other tracks but i love it none the less. This song has very good lyrics that i catch myself singing to often especially in the beggining. The drums pound you upside the head in this song and the guitar is awesomely melodic. One of the best tracks on this album very fast paced as well. Its short but i think if it would've been longer it wouldve became boring.

Track 8- A Thousand Steps 1/5
It starts off boring and then thunders in and starts repeating the same old beat over and over again in other words this song sucks. Its just a whole bunch of noise basically... one of the definite worst points of this album good thing this song's short.

Track 9- The Beginning 5/5
This song rules. Beatiful guitar throughout the whole song and it actually changes! AILD needs more songs like this as well as forever. Its medium paced for the most part and has a nice chorus as well very good song.

Track 10- Song 10 1/5
This song was so slow and boring for so long that i just skipped it.

Track 11- The Pain Of Seperation 1/5
This song is random and changes paces so many times i wont even mention the paces. Its sort of boring for the most part and is alot like A thousand steps.

Track 12- Elegy 3/5
Another stellar track from AILD. Great song to finish off the CD. It has a nice medium paced throughout most of the song and also Once again it is very repetitive as it sounds like almost all the good songs on this CD. This song is very long also and gets a bit boring.


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Wizard
November 23rd 2007


20243 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

Ummmmm I don't mean to be a dick, but the review was awful. Your descriptions are vague and you clearly did not proofread this before you submitted it. Pretty good album, considering how bad these guys have become.

BallsToTheWall
November 23rd 2007


49927 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

better than my first review which isn't saying much. Probaly my favorite album from them. Forever, Elegy, and 94 Hours are still great and ring a lot of bells from 3 years ago.This Message Edited On 11.23.07

Digging: Saviour - A Lunar Rose

Thor
November 23rd 2007


10281 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Yeah the review wasn't too great.



And I really don't care for this album anymore. The only songs I listen to still are "94 Hours" and "Song 10".

ImmortalCats
November 23rd 2007


1 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

thx for the oppinions its my first review of anything... so yeah i no it was gonna be bad....

ironman4444
November 24th 2007


276 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Don't be discouraged by the wizard, even though he means well. Just type it up on Microsoft Word so it catchs the grammar mistakes and don't you words like awsome. I'm preety sure "awsomely" isn't a word too.

McP3000
November 24th 2007


4099 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

I like this album alot still. Not as much as SAS, but its still fairly nice.

SylentEcho
November 24th 2007


1606 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

review is ok, could be better. I heard this album a year after it first came out. A few tracks sounded good coz I was still kind of a n00b then and liked metalcore.



As ZooYorker said about AILD on another thread:

"No offense. But, as I've noticed, mostly anyone who isn't a scene kid has grown out of them at some point. It's almost as if they're a phase, a phase before you move on to better metal. For me, they were a gateway band: I've long since passed that "lower level" of metal and moved onward."This Message Edited On 11.24.07This Message Edited On 11.24.07

Crysis
Emeritus
November 24th 2007


17470 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

This album is terrible. "Forever" is the only song I can bear to listen to.

Digging: Heaven Shall Burn - Of Truth & Sacrifice

Yazz_Flute
November 24th 2007


18939 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

A good metalcore album. I'm not into the genre much i suppose, but i enjoy AILD, though this is my least favorite of theirs probably.



The first three songs, The Beginning, and Elegy are fantastic metalcore songs.

BrokenChains
November 24th 2007


34 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Decent album....but I would say it's far from being their best, in fact it's my least favorite of the albums.

Wizard
November 24th 2007


20243 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

Don't be discouraged by the wizard, even though he means well.


Thanks Ironman4444, I'm glad you realize that I'm not one to give criticism without giving a helper or two. I really can't say much about my first review either (and only one at that). I look back on it from the summer and think, "God dammit, that was described poorly".

Confessed2005
November 24th 2007


5166 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

There are some really good songs here but mostly the album is relatively average. 94 Hours slays though.

SylentEcho
November 25th 2007


1606 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

/\ No it doesnt, its ok. Nothing geat.

masscows
November 25th 2007


2230 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

this album has some decent ideas that ultimately get drowned out my poor execution and too many bad ideas, along with the fact that they put too much emphasis on breakdowns when the song doesn't need them.

McP3000
November 25th 2007


4099 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

So much hate...



I still like the album. I find it fairly nostalgic and Lambesis is a great screamer imo. Perfect rating ImmortalCats.

masscows
November 25th 2007


2230 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

SAS and AOBU are both far superior in every department, vocals included. I think the screaming here is pretty weak.

McP3000
November 25th 2007


4099 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

Yeah^

ToWhatEnd
November 26th 2007


3173 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

[quote=bodominflames] The first three songs, The Beginning, and Elegy are fantastic metalcore songs. [/quote] Holla!



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