Beneath the Encasing of Ashes is the debut studio album by American metalcore band As I Lay Dying, released on June 12, 2001 through Pluto Records. The album was recorded by the band when there was only three members with Evan White recording the lead, rhythm and bass guitar parts. Many reviewers compare the overall sound of this album to Zao with the band finding their own sound in later releases. The song, "Behind Me Lies Another Fallen Soldier", was re-recorded for the band's sophomore album, Frail Words Collapse. The band also re-recorded a medley consisting of parts from several songs on the album included on Decas, a compilation album comemorating the band's ten years together.
- "Beneath the Encasing of Ashes"
- "Torn Within"
- "Forced to Die"
- "A Breath in the Eyes of Eternity"
- "Blood Turned to Tears"
- "The Voices That Betray Me"
- "When This World Fades"
- "A Long March"
- "Refined by Your Embrace"
- "The Innocence Spilled"
- "Behind Me Lies Another Fallen Soldier"
As I Lay DyingEdit
- Executively Produced by Jeff Forest and Eric Shirley
- Produced by Evan White and Tim Lambesis
- Mastered by Nolan Brett
- Engineered by Jeff Forest
- Design and Layout by Darren Paul