As Daylight Dies

As Daylight Dies

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by Killswitch Engage
     
 

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Ever since Killswitch Engage lead vocalist Howard Jones began alternating his sung voice with his screamed one, the band's depth and dimension grew exponentially. There's plenty of brutal, pummeling death metal, blastbeats and the like, but there is texture in the attack too. This is a band who has been consistent in their approach,

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Ever since Killswitch Engage lead vocalist Howard Jones began alternating his sung voice with his screamed one, the band's depth and dimension grew exponentially. There's plenty of brutal, pummeling death metal, blastbeats and the like, but there is texture in the attack too. This is a band who has been consistent in their approach, and in delivering the goods, but As Daylight Dies is perhaps their strongest moment so far. The songs are dynamite: check the combination of texture, riffs and melody in "This Is Absolution"; by the time they get to the chorus, it's all over; an anthem. The unbridled chaos of "Unbroken" reveals that they haven't traveled far from their roots; in fact, they've dug deeper, if that's possible, despite becoming better musicians. "Eye of the Storm" is just over the top. This is the sound of both the Apocalypse and the Second Coming rolled into one. The tight, turn on a dime stops and starts in the verse and the all-out roar of the refrains and the guitar break are the stuff of heavy metal legend. If the cynics don't get it by now, they never will. For the rest, this is the album to come into the tent with. Mastodon may have convinced just about everyone with Blood Mountain, but this is a Top Five metal candidate of 2006 for sure.

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Release Date:
11/21/2006
Label:
Roadrunner Records
UPC:
0016861805821
catalogNumber:
618058
Rank:
8804

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As Daylight Dies 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
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DarkLotusICP4life More than 1 year ago
this album rocks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is easly the metal album of the year, if you loved Alive or Just Breathing & The End of Heartache then you must own As Daylight Dies. These guys just get better with age.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Buy This Album! Nough said!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is easily Killswitch Engage's greatest album. With songs like "Daylight Dies," "Reject yourself," and "Eye of the Storm," this is one of metal-core's best bands. Their the perfect blend of screaming, singing and awesome guitar.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Can you find the bonus track fo holy diver on this album at the store or would i have to go somewhere else to find it but anyway i love killswitch engage they rule
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