Killswitch Engage – As Daylight Dies Reviews

As Daylight Dies

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There’s definitely some urgency in the album, and a lot of that comes from my feeling there’s so little time to do all the stuff we can to make a difference, Jones explains. Just look at the way the world is – it’s just hard to fathom some of the stuff that’s happening out there, some of the atrocities. As for whether this is a `political’ record, it’s there in black and white – I’ll let people judge for themselves; but I think if there’s any kind of statement (more…)

13 responses to “Killswitch Engage – As Daylight Dies Reviews”

  1. Wallis says:

    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Almost As Good As The End of Heartache
    Killswitch continues on their swath of melodic metalcore destruction with As Daylight Dies, and like all of their previous releases, this is a stand out album through and through…

  2. Ione says:

    5.0 out of 5 stars
    A Great Alt-Metal Release From Killswitch Engage (4.5)
    First of all, let me just say that people need to stop comparing this band to the likes of As I Lay Dying. They are in a completely different genre and draw no comparisons.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Killswitch come since her first album. This album is bar far the biggest success so far. First of all, this album is lyrical content is much more serious thought provoking, and then the other three albums. Songs such as “Reject Yourself”, “Break The Silence”, and “The Arms of Sorrow”, of a reflective and contemplative look at war, as well as the terrible atrocities which in important in the world.
      As Daylight This is also the most difficult take-riff-driven rock anthems to date. Songs like “For You”, “Still Beats Your Name”, “As Daylight That” and “The fire is burning” drive that point, heavily laden with drums, bass resonance, and earsplitting guitar riffs. “For You” could be one of the well-rounded songs on the album, each part of the song shows the unique talents of the band.
      Finally, when most people decide if they like a band in this genre, they usually discuss whether to scream or groan is necessary, or disturbing. However, when Daylight That, and The End of Heartache Howard Jones vocals are not the less incendiary devices, his tone is a welcome change from the shreiks by bands like As I Lay Dying and Atreyu. He groans and cries tie together so well with the instrumentals that it is never boring or abrasive. But what stands out most is his versatility, he is a verse in your face and in total control of his screaming, while in most of the choir “, he comes with this epic song, totally unexpected.
      Here is how the album breaks (best of 10):
      1st This Daylight – 8.5 – Great intro, but feels like an intro, or even another more than a complete song.
      2nd This Is Absolution – 9 – This song opens the album should be, great chorus and great use of acoustic guitars.
      3rd The Arms of Sorrow – 9.5 – probably the saddest song albums, but very well written and the production is at the highest level and with the rest of the album. The choir is a tear-jerk, but transitions perfectly into the bridge.
      4th Unbroken – 8.5 – One of the hardest hit albums tracks points, it may seem like the gloss paint and repetitive song on the album, but that's not really saying much, since it KSE best album by far.
      5th My Curse – 10 – Beautiful Song, by all means clean, it earsplitting riffs, this song has everything you need.
      6th For you – 10 – Unlike my Curse, this may be the final piece of KSE, has everything this band has to offer, in a densely composed song. (((GIVE IT more than a few LISTEN)))
      7th Still Beats Your Name – 9.5 – Hard hitting, riff-driven … but also one of the most beautiful chorus “and bridges CFE has to offer.
      8th Eye of the Storm – 9.5 – Some what predictable, but not the less heartpounding and amazing riffs.
      9th Break The Silence – 9.5 – One of the best tracks on the album, but it would also have the largest and thinking the choir “in the CFE catalog.
      10th Desperate Times – 8 – Dulles, the albums tracks, but is a great song to check once and a while when the rest of the album has been heard too much.
      11th Reject Yourself – 10 – BEA-utiful, great way to make the album tie-Ing with “For You”, this could be the best and most definitive and intimate songs purely Killswitch has ever made.

  4. Yamal says:

    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Well, I was a bit hasty ordering this product. I believe there’s the same cd with bonus tracks. I didn’t check before placeing the order but I got the cd I ordered.

  5. Madden says:

    Killswitch Engage Melodic Death always incorporated into their music, but to its latest version, the Melodic Death really dominated. here and there is metalcore breakdowns. although they still rock. I do not agree with the saying metalcore is about ex-girlfriends. I own several metalcore CD's and not one of them mentions relations Gone Bad. someone to read the texts on their CD's. other Metalcore bands are to be examined HIMSA, Zao, Demon Hunter, as before, the Show Down, A Life Once Lost, Underoath, As I Lay Dying, Underoath, Watch Them Die, Hedfirst, cataract and winter solstice.

  6. Madeleine says:

    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Mostly great
    These guys are no As I Lay Dying but they’re still pretty good. ADD is a good album overall. Some tracks are extremely cool while a few have a slight touch of lameness.

  7. Xiao chen says:

    3.0 out of 5 stars
    Well as for this kse album i gotta say i don’t know?i mean this is more like a alternative metal cd it has way more clean vocals and i can’t even call it brutal it’s not as fast…

  8. Lycoris says:

    Okay, idiots … Read the reviews here, I cringe, because most of you have no idea what you are talking about.
      Initially I was 4-5 stars, because the album is not perfect, no album, but what pushed me to 5 stars is that this pioneering Kse fairly sound, and the best.
      I have two issues with the prior ratings and that those who: 1) some people apparently only recently became known, either with or Kse genres and do not really get and 2) some people have apparently Kse familiar with for quite a long time, and the genre, and are too stuck in their ways.
      What did you expect? Blast beats and cookie monster growls? That has never Kse. Or perhaps all syrupy emotional ballads such as the end of the Heartache? It has also never. During Daylight Since this is the same model in mind, like the last album – I do not necessarily coincide with a claims that it's the same album again and again. I can not say that with every Howard Kse ruined. This direction was inevitable for them, mark my words, they would have as melodic as they are today, if not more, if Jesse were still melodic in the band. Let us not forget that Jesse's new band, Seamless is much more melodic than the current Kse. Not to mention Jesse not play metal longer enjoying it as well as vocal cord problems. So enough with the “Howard Kse killed.” I also do not agree with a requirement of EMO with the lyrics in this album. I can understand the demand with the end of the Heartache, however as Daylight This is nothing like this. Howard's lyrics are about humanity, to overcome adversity and to see how the light amid the darkness. Try to read them.
      What singing goes, Howard has a phenomenal voice and vocal use. To avoid such a talent, just because “the scenesters will be mad and cry sell-off” is ridiculous. I think they found an almost perfect balance on this album with the vocals in screaming. The band realized what they are and were. It is a heavy metal band with a big, anthem like choruses. I wish they would some guitar leads in their songs, but they have never been through so that I live with it.
      as a whole Daylight This is comparable to the End of Heartache, but improved. I have since the beginning, I saw them live against self-title was also the form and saw it from the ashes and covered Aftershock and still thoroughly enjoy. I think that this is an overall better album than the End of Heartache. I will not compare AOJB or self-title, because it's a different band lineup and time. Love it, like it or hate it, whatever … only an open mind and a sense of the situation.

  9. Heman says:

    3.0 out of 5 stars
    Cinnamon and sugar toast
    Howard Jones once said in an interview, in reference to “As Daylight Dies,” that the band hadn’t really made an attempt to reinvent themselves or dramatically change things up -…

  10. Prunella says:

    5.0 out of 5 stars
    One of the best Metal Albums of all time… And I should know.
    This is an amazing album. I’ve recently discovered the rebirth of metal – thrash, grindcore, metalcore, whatever – and this album (so far) lies at the top of the heap of several…

  11. Idris says:

    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Great album, great band, just GREAT!
    Album starts off with a good buildup, with the song “As Daylight Dies”, Then just FLIES with “This is absolution”, which is my favorite tune on the album.

  12. Anonymous says:

    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Metalcore Atomic bomb
    When I first heard this album back in early 2006 I only liked a couple of songs – “As daylight dies”, and “My curse”.

  13. Anonymous says:

    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Another good release
    Never mind that last loser’s review… If you havnt heard them already and you even remotely interested in this kind of music do yourself a favor and pick this up.

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