Sound — 8
As I Lay Dying's music goes together better than most bands that I know of. They're second record for Metal Blade Recoeds (Shadows Are Security) was a fanominal hit.Shadows are Security has a lot of meaning behind it. The artists were trying to portray that although you love someone that person might not know it. And that love is meaningless unless there is sacrafice involved, and if you are not willing to sacrifice yourself for that someone, than your love has no meaning behind it.Out of every band I have listened to, none can speel-bind me the way As I Lay Dying Does.You remember an As I Lay Dying song after listening to it.
Lyrics — 7
The lyrics for Shadows Are Security have more meaning behind them than any band I know. The bands signing goes along with all the other instruments. The Singer has a way with writing lyrics and putting them into a song. My over-all impression with this bands singer is that the band would not have gone this far without him.
Overall Impression — 8
I do not think it compares to any other band, the singing sounds somewhat like Darkest Hour but other than that they do not really compare to any other band. The best songs on the album to me is track 4 (The Darkest Nights), track 6 (Reflections), track 10 (Control Is Dead) and track 11 (Morning Waits). Each has awesome guitar bass and drum riffs and they all have a lot of meaning behind them. I love how their riffs and how the songs have so much meaning behind them. If this album was stolen or lost I would definitely buy it again.