As I Lay Dying is one of the christian metal band gems. When I head that the guy were in the studio with Producer/guitarist Adam D from the band Killswitch Engaged I was stoked from knowing his previous work with the band underOATH on there album Define The Great Line.
The guitar, bass. drumming and vocals on this album are all exquisite. Everything on this album screams, pun intended, cafrtmanship, dedication and diligence. If you love metal this is a must to have..
"Beyond Our Suffering" is the opening track and single for the record and does not disappoint at all. With huge double bass and rifts that rip you apart makes you know that As I Lay Dying is back with a vengeance. "Without Conclusion" is purely amazing. "Parallels" is one of favorite tracks on the album. I love the mixture of the screaming and the singing in "The Plague" tosses you around like a rag doll. "Condemned" is the most epic song on the album, my favorite track as well. "Vacancy" is jaw dropping and the guitar solo at the start really makes everything meld together.
Summation 5/5 because from start to finish this album is a monster, epic and if your neck does not hurt after the first track, turn it up.
Favorite Tracks: Condemned, Vacancy, The Plague