Friday, 5 August 2011

As I Lay Dying - Powerless Rise (Review)

Powerless Rise is the latest release from metalcore band As I Lay Dying in 2010. Being their third album I believe. I have been able to see As I Lay Dying play live with Trivium and Disturbed and I can tell you, they probably gave the best show out of them.

The album itself is quite nice and follows how the band was sounding before, with mostly better mixing and quality, the actually style has varied only slightly, but breakdowns, solos and still their thing.

The guitar works is still technical with their little melodies and still proves to be an intermediate difficulty written songs, though I haven't tried to lay anything of theirs for a very long time. The drummer is still keeping it tight and also being claimed as best metal drummer (if that was an official title I am not sure) and sure is being respected for his drumming. Vocals are staying constant with how they sound so far through the albums with the sort of fry scream, I wouldn't same the screams deviate much. This album also seems to have more clean vocals than the previous, though I miss their old bass player as I would say I preferred his clean vocals as it sounded in "Through Struggle". Lyrics like always revolve around Christian topics as the band is Christian and I personally like supporting bands whom are Christian or are Christian bands, as metal bands singing about Christianity and its morals always make great lyrics, at least to me. Lyrics are quite emotive in this album, especially in "Anger And Apathy" which is one of my personal favourites on the album.

Generally the album is quite nicely written and is keeping up with the style the band has kept and probably improved on the vocals. I am still loving the great guitar work like in "Parallels" which would be the most liked song on the album as also having a music video to it. So far the album actually has 2 music videos.

As I Lay Dying - Powerless Rise             8/10

Parallels

Anodyne Sea

11 comments:

Sub-Radar-Mike said...

Was all about AILD in high school, there drummer is insane.

Diego Sousa said...

surely will try to listen :)

Viitoebe said...

Wooow. You have my respect. Before you've always posted really amazing stuff here. But now you got me.
As I Lay Dying is on of the bests.

Shaw said...

Thanks for the vids

Electric Addict said...

heavy stuff

MacTuffy said...

Well you've convinced me! I'm gonna listen to this!

Jay said...

not really my cup of tea, but thanks. :)

jope said...

thanks for sharing these, Parallers is best song from AILD in my opinion!

That Bastard From Bellingham said...

METALCOOOOOOOORE! Someday I might like this genre as a genre...and if so, I'll remember you kindly, Sketch.

I mean I still think kindly of you~! Especially your reviewing style, and your technical knowledge of the genre itself.

Neon said...

Sounds good

Rifle said...

Nice band, I like it:)

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