THIS IS NOT A DRILL!! AS I LAY DYING ‘SHAPED BY FIRE’ IS IN STORE NOW!! I REPEAT THIS IS NOT A DRILL!!!
Yes you heard me correctly! San Diego metalcore legends As I Lay Dying have released their 7th studio album since their hiatus in 2013.
I cannot express enough how excited I was to hear this album! I have been a fan of As I Lay Dying since a friend showed me their music back in high school, it was my first introduction to REALLY heavy music and this 12 track masterpiece did not disappoint!
This album has everything you would expect from the boys! The classic As I Lay Dying sound! The heavy and brutal growls from Tim Lambesis, the chuggy and melodic guitar lines from Phil Sgrosso and Nick Hipa, the powerful clean vocals and slamming bass riffs from Josh Gilbert and of course the god like and unmatched drumming from the majestic moustache wearing Jordan Mancino!
In the lead up to this album after the bands hiatus, they posted a 20 second or so video of their newest song ‘My Own Grave’. The video didn’t show anyone’s faces but fans were quick to start speculating on who was in the video based on music equipment and tattoos. Needless to say, they had achieved the goal of the video which was to hype up the fans for the big release a few days later when the video dropped and we got to see the power 5 back together!
Since the big build up, the band released 4 videos as they prepared for their upcoming album, these were ‘my own grave, redefined, shaped by fire, and blinded’. When they released the video they also announced that they had been signed by Nuclear Blast Records.
This new album has everything fans could expect and want from As I Lay Dying and it is in store now! So what are you doing still reading this!? Go buy the album and listen to it on repeat like this reporter is doing!!!