Frail Words Collapse

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Frail Words Collapse
Studio album by As I Lay Dying
Released July 1, 2003
Recorded February, 2003
Genre Metalcore
Length 38:44
Label Metal Blade
Producer Evan White
Tim Lambesis
As I Lay Dying chronology
As I Lay Dying/American Tragedy
Frail Words Collapse
Shadows Are Security
Singles from Frail Words Collapse
  1. "94 Hours"
    Released: 2003
  2. "Forever"
    Released: 2003
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Exclaim! Highly favorable[2]
HM Magazine Highly favorable[3]
Jesus Freak Hideout 4/5 stars[4]
Imperiumi 6.5/10 stars[5]

Frail Words Collapse is the second studio album by American metalcore band As I Lay Dying. The album is their first release on the record label Metal Blade Records. Only two of the five current band-members (drummer Jordan Mancino and frontman Tim Lambesis) appeared on the album. Two of the band's signature songs, "94 Hours" and "Forever", appear on the album.

Music videos have been produced for the songs "94 Hours" and "Forever." The album has sold 250,000 copies to date, according to Nielsen Soundscan.

"Behind Me Lies Another Fallen Soldier" also appeared on their debut album Beneath the Encasing of Ashes.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "94 Hours"   3:11
2. "Falling Upon Deaf Ears"   2:31
3. "Forever"   4:43
4. "Collision"   3:11
5. "Distance Is Darkness"   2:39
6. "Behind Me Lies Another Fallen Soldier"   3:03
7. "Undefined"   2:17
8. "A Thousand Steps"   1:46
9. "The Beginning"   3:29
10. "Song 10"   4:16
11. "The Pain of Separation"   2:57
12. "Elegy"   4:47
Total length:

Forever, The Beginning and The Pain of Separation are re-recordings of songs from the As I Lay Dying/American Tragedy split album.


Album - Billboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
2004 Top Heatseekers 47
2004 Top Independent Albums 30


As I Lay Dying
  • Steve Russell - engineer, mixing
  • Brad Vance - mastering
  • Brandon OConnell - pre-production


  1. ^ "Frail Words Collapse - As I Lay Dying". Allmusic. 
  2. ^ Pratt, Gregg (September 2003). "As I Lay Dying - Frail Words Collapse". Exclaim!. Ian Danzig. Retrieved 10 May 2012. 
  3. ^ Rhorer, Sean. "As I Lay Dying - FRAIL WORDS COLLAPSE". HM Magazine. Retrieved 10 May 2012. 
  4. ^ "As I Lay Dying, "Frail Words Collapse" Review". Jesus Freak Hideout. 
  5. ^ Niko Kaartinen (2003-06-23). "Levyarviot: As I Lay Dying - Frail Words Collapse". Imperiumi. Retrieved October 8, 2012.