Sound — 10
'As Daylight Dies' is like a continuation of 'The End of Heartache' in terms of tone, though maybe a bit heavier. My favorite aspect of Killswitch Engage is thier ability to fuse plenty of melody into their song & still keep them heavy. Howards vocals suit this style of music perfectly like Jesse before him (though I do think Jesse was a better screamer, 'Alive Or Just Breathing' rocked).
Lyrics — 9
The main theme for the album seems to be love & Howards deep melodic voice compliments this very well. The lyrics are very well written & show that a lot of thought has been put into each song. Although that have the whole album centralised around love is in no way a bad thing, I perhapse would have liked to see a bit more variety in topics to sing about.
Overall Impression — 10
Killswitch Engage are by far my favorite band & it's doubtfull that will ever change in the near future. This album 'As Daylight Dies' has something that I think will appeal to everyone in one way or another. My favorite track are This is Absolution, Arms of Sorrow, My Curse, For You & Reject Yourself.