I CAN’T COME UP WITH A CLEVER PUN ON “PARALLELS,” SO LET’S JUST DISCUSS THE NEW AS I LAY DYING SONG
As I Lay Dying have posted a three-and-half-minute sample of another new song from their forthcoming album, The Powerless Rise. This track is called “Parallels,” and you can stream it here.
I’m not entirely sure I understand the band/label’s strategy of only releasing samples of these new songs (they did the same thing for “Beyond Our Suffering” earlier this month). Is it to prevent bootlegging? That might work to some extent, but I can guarantee you that there are AILD fans out there who are so obsessed with the band that they’ll listen to anything they can get their hands on.
Whatever the case, “Parallels” sounds pretty good, if not as heavy as “Beyond Our Suffering.” The sample cuts out right as Nick Hipa is about to rip into what sounds like a pretty epic guitar solo. So Nick has learned at least one lesson from the show he writes about: how to give me blue balls and leave me wanting more. Thanks, Nick! Grrr…
The Powerless Rise comes out May 11 on Metal Blade. There are a variety of pre-order packages available here, including one that comes with a matted, framed and autographed full-color print of the Jacob Bannon designed artwork, which is anything but powerless.