Posted September 22, 2011
Again it's always fascinating to me to go back to the very early days of a band and hear how ideas and styles formed throughout a discography. As I Lay Dying's major label debut, Frail Words Collapse, is no exception. The band sounds much younger and are still trying to figure out their groove. One thing that they had figured out was the amazing drum work of Jordan Mancino, which is probably the main highlight of this album. (Check out the opening track "94 Hours" for some insane drum work.)
Frail Words Collapse is a fine album worthy of a listen. The music does sound a bit amateurish but it only serves as a learning tool for the band to more finely tune their sound and gain the maturity they got for the future.
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