As I Lay Dying – Awakened – Review

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Awakened (Metal Blade Records)
release date: 9/25/2012
by Mike Delano

Metalcore stalwarts As I Lay Dying can make good, but maybe not great, melodic metal in their sleep, so sometimes their catalog feels a little clogged with solid rather than stellar stuff. “Cauterize,” a lean, mean track from their latest album, Awakened, though, is a cut above, and a perfect encapsulation of their talents.