Awakened (album)

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Awakened
Studio album by As I Lay Dying
Released September 25, 2012 (2012-09-25)
Recorded May – June 2012[citation needed]
Studio see Studios
Genre Metalcore
Length 42:46
Label Metal Blade
Producer Bill Stevenson, As I Lay Dying, Jason Livermore
As I Lay Dying chronology
Decas
(2011)
Awakened
(2012)
Singles from Awakened
  1. "Cauterize"
    Released: June 25, 2012[1]
  2. "A Greater Foundation"
    Released: September 11, 2012
  3. "No Lungs to Breathe"
    Released: February 28, 2013

Awakened is the sixth studio album by the American metalcore band As I Lay Dying. It is the final album released by the band before going on hiatus in 2014. The album was released on September 25, 2012 through Metal Blade Records. The album was produced by Bill Stevenson (the drummer of the Descendents) and recorded at The Blasting Room in Fort Collins, Colorado and Lambesis Studios in San Diego, California. On June 22, 2012, the album title, release date, and first single were announced. On June 25, the first single "Cauterize" was released for free download and became available online for purchase the following day. On June 27, a lyric video for "Cauterize" was released along with album artwork, also the band created an event on Facebook inviting fans to participate in a music video shoot for "A Greater Foundation". Fans were able to pre-order a copy on the Rockstar Mayhem Festival 2012.

The band has begun releasing clips of the new album via SoundCloud, prior to the release date.

On September 11, the music video for "A Greater Foundation" was released.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 78%[2]
Review scores
Source Rating
About.com 3.5/5 stars[3]
AllMusic 3.5/5 stars[4]
Exclaim! "masterful weaving together of
melody and mass destruction"[5]
Metal Forces 10/10[6]

Overall the reception of Awakened has been positive.

Mark Fisher of Metal Forces gave the album an impressive 10/10.[6]

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Tim Lambesis, all music composed by As I Lay Dying.

No. Title Length
1. "Cauterize"   3:37
2. "A Greater Foundation"   3:46
3. "Resilience"   4:07
4. "Wasted Words"   4:20
5. "Whispering Silence"   4:30
6. "Overcome"   4:36
7. "No Lungs to Breathe"   4:04
8. "Defender"   4:04
9. "Washed Away" (instrumental) 1:00
10. "My Only Home"   4:05
11. "Tear Out My Eyes"   4:37
Total length:
42:46

Personnel[edit]

Production and performance credits are adapted from the album liner notes.

As I Lay Dying
Additional
  • Joey Bradford – additional backing vocals, gang vocals
  • Loniel Robinson – gang vocals
  • Matt JR – gang vocals
  • Lore JR – gang vocals
  • Joey St. Lucas – gang vocals
  • Amanda Dubord – gang vocals
  • Vince Bifano – gang vocals
  • Robert Pine – gang vocals
  • Willow – gang vocals
  • Matt Geise – gang vocals
Production

Studios

Charts[edit]

Chart (2012) Peak
position
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[9] 26
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[10] 147
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[11] 122
Canadian Albums (Billboard)[12] 12
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[13] 21
Japanese Albums (Oricon)[14] 98
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[15] 52
UK Albums (OCC)[16] 134
UK Independent Albums (OCC)[17] 19
US Billboard 200[18] 11
US Digital Albums (Billboard)[19] 14
US Independent Albums (Billboard)[20] 3
US Top Hard Rock Albums (Billboard)[21] 1
US Top Rock Albums (Billboard)[22] 6
US Top Tastemaker Albums (Billboard)[23] 3

References[edit]

  1. ^ "AS I LAY DYING "CAUTERIZE" YOU". Metal Sucks. Retrieved February 4, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Reviews for Awakened by As I Lay Dying - Metacritic". Metacritic. Retrieved December 8, 2014. 
  3. ^ Lyons, Todd. "As I Lay Dying - Awakened Review". heavymetal.about.com. About.com. Retrieved December 8, 2014. 
  4. ^ Heaney, Gregory. Awakened at AllMusic. Retrieved December 8, 2014.
  5. ^ Zorgdrager, Bradley (September 24, 2012). "As I Lay Dying - Awakened • Metal Reviews • exclaim.ca". exclaim.ca. Retrieved December 8, 2014. 
  6. ^ a b Fisher, Mark. "AS I LAY DYING - Awakened (2012)". www.metalforcesmagazine.com. Metal Forces Magazine. Retrieved December 8, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Details Revealed For Deluxe Edition Of As I Lay Dying’s New Album "Awakened"". [1]. August 10, 2012. 
  8. ^ http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/product/HWCY-1319
  9. ^ "As I Lay Dying – Awakened" (in German). Austriancharts.at. Hung Medien.
  10. ^ "As I Lay Dying – Awakened" (in Dutch). Ultratop.be. Hung Medien.
  11. ^ "As I Lay Dying – Awakened" (in French). Ultratop.be. Hung Medien.
  12. ^ "As I Lay Dying Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Canadian Albums Chart for As I Lay Dying.
  13. ^ "Longplay-Chartverfolgung at Musicline" (in German). Musicline.de. Phononet GmbH.
  14. ^ "アズ・アイ・レイ・ダイイングのCDアルバムランキング、アズ・アイ・レイ・ダイイングのプロフィールならオリコン芸能人事典-ORICON STYLE". Oricon.co.jp. 
  15. ^ "As I Lay Dying – Awakened". Swisscharts.com. Hung Medien.
  16. ^ Chart Log UK: "
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    ". UK Albums Chart. Zobble.de.
  17. ^ "2012-10-06 Top 40 Independent Albums Archive | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart
  18. ^ "As I Lay Dying Album & Song Chart History" Billboard 200 for As I Lay Dying.
  19. ^ "Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Digital Albums for As I Lay Dying.
  20. ^ "As I Lay Dying Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Independent Albums for As I Lay Dying.
  21. ^ "As I Lay Dying Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Top Hard Rock Albums for As I Lay Dying.
  22. ^ "As I Lay Dying Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Top Rock Albums for As I Lay Dying.
  23. ^ "As I Lay Dying Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Top Tastemaker Albums for As I Lay Dying.