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The Powerless Rise
The Powerless Rise
is the fifth studio album by American metalcore band As I Lay Dying, released on May 7, 2010 in Europe and May 11 in the US through Metal Blade Records. The Powerless Rise debuted at No. 10 on the Billboard 200 with sales of 38,000 and currently holds "universal acclaim" status for generally good reviews on Metacritic with a 81 out of 100.





BackgroundEdit

Writing and RecordingEdit

As I Lay Dying began writing songs for The Powerless Rise in mid 2009 following two years of touring for the band's 2007 album An Ocean Between Us. By the end of September, the group had finished "about 6-7" songs and was scheduled to enter the studio on October 17, 2009 where they would continue to write new songs. This is in contrast to previous albums by As I Lay Dying that had been written over the course of only a few months. The three years between the release of An Ocean Between Us and The Powerless Rise has been the largest gap between releases from the band to date. Vocalist Tim Lambesis stated that while some bands "need to rush out a crappy record so they can start touring again to pay their bills," As I Lay Dying had been working hard to "make a record worth listening to (hopefully), and start touring again when we're done."

The Powerless Rise was produced by Killswitch Engage guitarist Adam Dutkiewicz and Daniel Castelman, and was mixed by Colin Richardson and Martyn Ford. Adam Dutkiewicz also produced As I Lay Dying's An Ocean Between Us. According to guitarist Phil Sgrosso, Dutkiewicz was chosen over ten other producers the band had talked with after "realizing that Adam understands our sound better than most." Castelman and Richardson were also audio engineers on An Ocean Between Us.

Track ListingEdit

Standard EditionEdit

  1. "Beyond Our Suffering"
  2. "Anodyne Sea"
  3. "Without Conclusion"
  4. "Parallels"
  5. "The Plague"
  6. "Anger and Apathy"
  7. "Condemned"
  8. "Upside Down Kingdom"
  9. "Vacancy"
  10. "The Only Constant Is Change"
  11. "The Blinding of False Light"

iTunes Pre-order Bonus TrackEdit

  • "Condemned" (Gunfight Mix)

PersonnelEdit

As I Lay DyingEdit

ProductionEdit

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Music VideosEdit

As I Lay Dying - Beyond Our Suffering (Official Music Video)02:57

As I Lay Dying - Beyond Our Suffering (Official Music Video)

As I Lay Dying - Beyond Our Suffering







As I Lay Dying - Parallels (Official Music Video)04:45

As I Lay Dying - Parallels (Official Music Video)

As I Lay Dying - Parallels







As I Lay Dying - Anodyne Sea (Official Music Video)05:30

As I Lay Dying - Anodyne Sea (Official Music Video)

As I Lay Dying - Anodyne Sea














ReferencesEdit

  1. http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=126304
  2. http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=127803
  3. http://www.noisecreep.com/2009/09/29/white-noise-news-on-as-i-lay-dying-ac-dc-immortal-limp-bizki/
  4. http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=130181
  5. http://www.noisecreep.com/2009/11/16/as-i-lay-dying-studio-update/
  6. http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=135997
  7. http://www.killyourstereo.com/interviews/222/as-i-lay-dying/
  8. http://www.metacritic.com/music/the-powerless-rise
  9. http://heavymetal.about.com/od/a/fr/asilaydying-thepowerlessrise.htm
  10. http://www.absolutepunk.net/showthread.php?t=1696492
  11. http://allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:gnfwxzwsldse
  12. http://legacy.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbermouth.net/showreview.aspx?reviewID=2007
  13. http://www.crossrhythms.co.uk/products/As_I_Lay_Dying/The_Powerless_Rise/95544/
  14. http://exclaim.ca/Reviews/Metal/As_I_Lay_Dying_-_Powerless_Rise
  15. http://jesusfreakhideout.com/cdreviews/ThePowerlessRise.asp
  16. http://www.popmatters.com/pm/review/125346-as-i-lay-dying-the-powerless-rise/
  17. http://www.rocksound.tv/reviews/article/as-i-lay-dying-the-powerless-rise
  18. http://www.sputnikmusic.com/album.php?reviewid=36535
  19. http://www.thegauntlet.com/article/38/18460/As-I-Lay-Dying-to-debut-new-track-tonight.html
  20. http://www.mtv.de/charts/album50

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