Decas

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All Music Guide - Gregory Heaney
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Gregory Heaney
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: 11/8/2011
  • Label: Metal Blade
  • UPC: 039841505221
  • Catalog Number: 15052
  • Sales rank: 42,178

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Paralyzed (3:04)
  2. 2 From Shapeless To Breakable (2:44)
  3. 3 Moving Forward (3:42)
  4. 4 War Ensemble (4:50)
  5. 5 Hellion (0:44)
  6. 6 Electric Eye (3:45)
  7. 7 Coffee Mug (0:40)
  8. 8 Beneath the Encasing (3:57)
  9. 9 The Blinding of False Light (4:18)
  10. 10 Wrath Upon Ourselves (2:25)
  11. 11 Confined (3:51)
  12. 12 Elegy (4:20)
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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
Ted Jensen Mastering
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, Mastering
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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  • Posted December 29, 2011

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    Kick@$$!

    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!

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