As I Lay Dying seems to be one of the few bands born from the metalcore scene from the last decade that keeps writing great music. By now, the bands I listened to when metalcore took off in popularity have gotten stale and boring. While AILD’s new track ‘Cauterize’ has all the staples one would expect — harsh chorus, that one riff, clean vocals, breakdown, solo — they manage to make it not sound completely tired. You can stream and download the track at this location.
The new AILD album Awakened is due out later this year on Metal Blade Records.