Release Date: September 25, 2012
02. A Greater Foundation
04. Wasted Words
05. Whispering Silence
07. No Lungs to Breathe
09. Washed Away
10. My Only Home
11. Tear Out My Eyes
12. Unwound (Awakened B Side Demo)
13. A Greater Foundation (Extended Demo Version)
LIMITED EDITION INCLUDES:
+ Primapak Packaging
+ Expanded liner notes including track by track commentary from all band members
+ Exclusive photos
+ BONUS DVD: 17 minute video documentary featuring the exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the writing & recording process of AWAKENED. Commentary provided by all five members divulges the specifics behind their respective contributions and the roles of their band-mates. Filmed on location at The Blasting Room and Lambesis Studios, the DVD offers an intimate look at As I Lay Dying's experience of creating their sixth full length record. Directed and Edited by the bands' own Nick Hipa.
Global metal titans As I Lay Dying kick off their second decade together with Awakened, the sixth and hands-down most powerful release of a stunning career. Seething with metallic vitriol, overflowing with energy, and rich with the kind of melody that irrevocably implants itself in the listener's mind, it is the sound of a band pushing themselves to outdo everything that has come before, be it their own previous work, or that of their contemporaries, and daring all to do better.
From the flurry of blastbeats and mauled guitar that kick off opener "Cauterize" to the epic darkness of closer "Tear Out My Eyes", the musicianship and arrangements are consistently riveting, the band showcasing their strengths while subtly introducing thrilling new elements to their sound. "There's nothing totally out of left-field, we just refined our songwriting and incorporated some ideas that bring a real freshness to the record," Sgrosso states. "We wanted something that was a lot bigger and more open sounding, and that's exactly what we achieved."
Metal Blade Records item #151522