Decas

Decas

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by As I Lay Dying
     
 

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Celebrating ten years of crushing metalcore, As I Lay Dying's Decas is a fan-service grab bag of new tracks, remixes, and covers that seeks to show fans not only where the band is going, but where it came from. Covering songs from Slayer, Judas Priest, and, somewhat improbably…  See more details below

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Celebrating ten years of crushing metalcore, As I Lay Dying's Decas is a fan-service grab bag of new tracks, remixes, and covers that seeks to show fans not only where the band is going, but where it came from. Covering songs from Slayer, Judas Priest, and, somewhat improbably, the Descendents, the band gives fans a glimpse at some of its influences. While it may seem like a strange bunch, with two metal icons and a punk band, it feels like the connection really comes from the bands' shared relentlessness, with all three groups representing the kinds of musical wind sprints that have pushed As I Lay Dying to the levels of intensity they've made a part of their repertoire. Surprisingly, the most interesting part of the compilation comes not from the new songs, which are certainly solid, but from the remixes. "Wrath Upon Ourselves [Benjamin Weinman Remix]" finds the band's already crunchy sound being pushed to sonic extremes, with the song chopped up to create an abrasive, hyperkinetic reinterpretation that makes the song an even more cathartic and visceral experience than the original. Given the band's emphasis on breakdowns, the dubstep remixes of "Elegy" and "The Blinding of False Light" also show As I Lay Dying's work translating easily from genre to genre, maintaining the same heaviness while changing the sound palette from detuned guitars to guttural bass wobbles. As an album that's based around the idea of looking back and reimagining things, Decas isn't a great place for new fans to pick up with As I Lay Dying, but for those who have been around the block a few times with these guys, it's an album that they won't want to miss out on.

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Product Details

Release Date:
11/08/2011
Label:
Metal Blade
UPC:
0039841505221
catalogNumber:
15052
Rank:
16047

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

As I Lay Dying   Primary Artist
Tim Lambesis   Vocals
Jordan Mancino   Drums
Phil Sgrosso   Guitar
Nick Hipa   Guitar
Josh Gilbert   Bass,Vocals

Technical Credits

K.K. Downing   Composer
Rob Halford   Composer
Jeff Hanneman   Composer
Bill Stevenson   Composer
Glenn Tipton   Composer
Adam Dutkiewicz   Producer,Engineer
As I Lay Dying   Composer,Producer
Tim Lambesis   Composer,Engineer
Kelly Cairns   Remixing
Daniel Castleman   Producer,Engineer
Josh Gilbert   Engineer
Innerpartysystem   Remixing
O'Reilly   Composer
Araya   Composer
Paul Ryan   Booking
Benjamin Weinman   Remixing
Joey St. Lucas   Guitar Techician
Big Chocolate   Remixing
Nick Storca   Booking

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Decas 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
HeavyMetalGamer007 More than 1 year ago
This newer offering by As I Lay Dying features 3 new songs, some remixes of a few of their older songs, and a few AILD remakes of some songs by Judas Priest, Slayer, and the Descendents. This is worth getting metal lovers! The 3 new songs are choice, and the cover songs are done very well...quite brutal. As for the remixes of some of their older songs, I can honestly say that I never thought techno and metal couuld fuse together so well...it's actually surprisingly awesome! I am not sure if they brought in any techo/remix artists for it or if they just mixed the songs by themselves, but it sounds pretty cool. Even my wife liked it, and she's not the biggest fan of metal music. She tollerates it here & there for me...and also because she enjoys some of the guitaring and whatnot, but she actually rather liked the remixes. Metal fans should really enjoy this!