As I Lay Dying – Shadows Are Security

Again throwing myself into the metalcore arena just right between Shadows Fall, God Forbid, Killswitch Engage (they aren’t here for show, more later) and the likes, well why not, i’m bored, here comes As I Lay Dying, i actually thought their previous effort wasn’t bad at all, especially because it seemed a bit rougher and i liked the “downthesun” like explosions, so i heard there were some lineup changes, that can go either way, so let’s dive into Shadows Are Security.

Holy Shit, this seems like Killswitch Engage, really it’s not bad per say, just not that original, their single Confined is a perfect example, pummeling drumming with a melodic guitar stuck on “repeat the same catchy riff” mode, with a basic structure and catchy chorus, nice, production wise it’s almost cristal perfect, i think that just adds a little bit more for this kind of music, there are a couple of more interesting tracks, but basically they all follow the same formula to some extent or another, i can highlight, “Through Struggle” for its groovyness and for not going quickly after the formula, hummm maybe “Morning Waits” for being the best one of the bunch, well balanced and catchy and “Illusions” for it’s more rough thrashy feel.

Well Killswitch Engage’s “The End of Heartache” does come to mind, it’s when Killswitch attain a more commercial success, by softening their approach and overall improved production, the same can be said of As I lay Dying, these bitches sold their ass and now they have all the “bling bling” in the world, hehehe, just kidding, commercial success is not the same as “selling out” and As I Lay Dying is playing what they want and what they have always played, they are just doing it better, so if your into metalcore and all this softhearted music, then As I Lay Dying is a safe bet.

As I Lay Dying – Confined

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