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Killswitch Engage – As Daylight Dies (Review)

Killswitch Engage – As Daylight Dies Metalcore November 21, 2006 Roadrunner Records Adam Dutkiewicz, Joel Stroetzel I used to listen to this album non-stop, but then I just kind of slowly stopped, it is one of those on my iPod that if it comes up on shuffle, I will listen to it but I would […]

Killswitch Engage – As Daylight Dies

Metalcore

November 21, 2006

Roadrunner Records

Adam Dutkiewicz, Joel Stroetzel

I used to listen to this album non-stop, but then I just kind of slowly stopped, it is one of those on my iPod that if it comes up on shuffle, I will listen to it but I would never choose to just listen to it.

Track by Track:

  1. Daylight Dies – 4:05 – This is one of those songs where it is just almost the same throughout, and for this song it worked pretty well. Usually I am not a fan of things like that, but they wrote this song well.  It gets 9/10.
  2. This Is Absolution – 3:34 – This song is one of my favorites on the album, it is just very fast paced and just kind of pumps me up.  Good song if you use a music playlist during work-outs.  I think this is on my top 5 songs.  It gets 10/10.
  3. The Arms of Sorrow – 3:44 – This one isn’t much of a pump up song, or a average metalcore song. It has more components than the average metalcore band puts into songs.  A lot of clean singing on this one.  It gets 8/10.
  4. Unbroken – 3:08 – This is just a really fast paced and really heavy song.  It really doesn’t calm down either so if you aren’t a fan of that, you might not like this song at all.  It gets 8.5/10.
  5. My Curse – 4:04 – If you have heard of this band before, it is most likely because you played this song on Guitar Hero III:Legends of Rock.  I think that pretty much ruins songs, when a game like Guitar Hero or Rock Band makes it in their game.  Then you just get people that don’t know about any bands but find out about them through a game.  It is still a decent song so it gets 6.5/10.
  6. For You – 4:03 –  Not a bad song, but I’m not really a fan.  It just seems like they have WAY to much going on at once in the introduction.  But if you can make it through that it gets much better.  But they pretty much gave this song a thumbs down by the intro alone.  I usually can’t make it through the first 15 seconds, but when I can I listen to the whole thing.  It gets 7/10
  7. Still Beats Your Name – 3:19 – This is another one of my favorite songs on this album, and it is very well written.  Good mix of cleans and screams, and technique is shown in this song throughout.  It gets a 9/10.
  8. Eye of the Storm – 3:56 – Another pretty good “work-out song” it just kinda gets your heart going and adrenaline pumping.  But besides that it is still a pretty good song.  It gets 9/10.
  9. Break the Silence – 4:32 – This song has one of the coolest intros I have heard in a long time.  But then after that it just isn’t the same caliber.  It quickly turns into a sort of  “chug chug” type of song.  But the mix of styles are pretty good.  The intro and Chorus are probably my favorite parts of this song.  It gets 8/10.
  10. Desperate Times – 4:25 – Another pretty heavy song, but this time it is a lot slower paced, just trying to be heavier than the rest of the album, but it isn’t to heavy.  It isn’t like they abandoned all musicianship that they have just to sound heavy.  They still wrote a good song, it isn’t just one of those waste tracks.  It gets 9/10.
  11. Reject Yourself – 4:45 – This is my one of my favorite songs of all time, it really jumps out at you with the pace of the song, it is really fast but still skilled. (If you know what I mean, couldn’t think of another way to describe).  But it is just amazing if I could give bonus points, I would but without giving bonus points it gets a perfect 10/10.

    Well that is the whole review, this whole album gets an 8.54 (repeating of course).  For any suggestions for another album that you would like me to write a review for, email me at bk89810@gmail.com.    Thanks  -Brad-

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