Beneath the Encasing of Ashes

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Beneath the Encasing of Ashes
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Studio album by As I Lay Dying
Released November 6, 2001[1]
Genre Metalcore
Length 29:57
Label Pluto
Producer Tim Lambesis, Evan White
As I Lay Dying chronology
Beneath the Encasing of Ashes
As I Lay Dying/American Tragedy
(2002)As I Lay Dying/American Tragedy2002
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
Jesus Freak Hideout 4/5 stars[2]
MusicEmissions Positive (unrated) link

Beneath the Encasing of Ashes is the debut album by American metalcore band As I Lay Dying. Many reviewers[3][4] and also casual listeners[5] compared the overall sound of this album to Zao. It is widely thought[who?] that the band found its own sound on later albums, Frail Words Collapse and Shadows Are Security. All the songs on Beneath the Encasing of Ashes appear on the compilation album A Long March: The First Recordings.


The closing track, "Behind Me Lies Another Fallen Soldier" was re-recorded for the band's second album, Frail Words Collapse. They also re-recorded a medley, which includes parts from several songs from the album, which was included on Decas.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Beneath the Encasing of Ashes" 3:03
2. "Torn Within" 1:46
3. "Forced to Die" 2:43
4. "A Breath in the Eyes of Eternity" 2:58
5. "Blood Turned to Tears" 1:38
6. "The Voices That Betray Me" 2:58
7. "When This World Fades" 2:32
8. "A Long March" 1:56
9. "Surrounded" 0:50
10. "Refined By Your Embrace" 1:44
11. "The Innocence Spilled" 3:36
12. "Behind Me Lies Another Fallen Soldier" 4:13
Total length: 29:57


As I Lay Dying
  • Nolan Brett – mastering
  • Brian Cobbel – executive producer
  • Jeff Forest – engineer
  • Tim Lambesis – producer
  • Darren Paul – design, layout concept
  • Eric Shirey – executive producer
  • Evan White – producer


  1. ^ a b Allmusic review
  2. ^ Jesus Freak Hideout review
  3. ^ Best, Jason (August 14, 2003). " review - Beneath the Encasing of Ashes". Archived from the original on November 9, 2006. Retrieved February 28, 2007. 
  4. ^ cbrickhouse. "Stereokiller review - Beneath the Encasing of Ashes". Stereokiller. Retrieved February 28, 2007. 
  5. ^ " user reviews - Beneath the Encasing of Ashes". Retrieved February 28, 2007.