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Compilation album by As I Lay Dying
Released November 4, 2011
Genre Metalcore, dubstep, electronica
Length 38:20
Label Metal Blade
Producer Adam Dutkiewicz, Tim Lambesis, Innerpartysystem, Ben Weinman, Kelly "Carnage" Cairns, Big Chocolate, Iron Krill
As I Lay Dying chronology
The Powerless Rise
Awakened (2012)
Singles from Decas
  1. "Electric Eye"
    Released: October 3, 2011[citation needed]
  2. "Paralyzed"
    Released: November 7, 2011[citation needed]
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 59%[1]
Review scores
Source Rating 3.5/5 stars[2]
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[3]
Alternative Press 3/5 stars[1]
Big Cheese 3/5[4] 7/10[5]
The Christian Post Favorable[6]
Exclaim! Slightly unfavorable[7]
Kerrang! 3/5 stars[1]
PopMatters 4/10 stars[8]
Revolver 3/5[9]

Decas is a compilation album by the American metal band As I Lay Dying. It features three newly recorded songs, four cover songs, four remixes and one re-recording. The album was released through Metal Blade Records on November 4, 2011 in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland; on November 7 in the UK and the rest of Europe; and on November 8 in the US.[10][11]

The release of Decas is meant to commemorate As I Lay Dying's tenth anniversary of being a band, and was also described by the group as a gift to their fans for their support over the years.[10] Coinciding with the release of Decas, As I Lay Dying embarked on the "A Decade of Destruction" tour running from November through December 2011 with openers Of Mice & Men, The Ghost Inside, Iwrestledabearonce and Sylosis.[10][11]

"Paralyzed" was first released as a YouTube lyric video on September 13, 2011. Also, on November 7, the day before the album's US release, "Paralyzed" was released on iTunes as a free download. The track was originally intended to be the iTunes pre-order bonus for As I Lay Dying's previous album, The Powerless Rise. "War Ensemble" was previously released in a Limited Edition Free Download of the Video Game, Homefront soundtrack. "Electric Eye" was first available to stream via Noisecreep on October 3, 2011.

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Tim Lambesis, except where noted; all music composed by As I Lay Dying, except where noted[3].

No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "Paralyzed"       3:04
2. "From Shapeless to Breakable"       2:44
3. "Moving Forward"       3:42
4. "War Ensemble" (originally by Slayer) Tom Araya, Jeff Hanneman Hanneman 4:50
5. "Hellion" (originally by Judas Priest) (instrumental) K. K. Downing, Glenn Tipton 0:44
6. "Electric Eye" (originally by Judas Priest) Rob Halford Downing, Tipton 3:45
7. "Coffee Mug" (originally by Descendents) Bill Stevenson Stephen Egerton, Stevenson 0:40
8. "Beneath the Encasing" (re-recorded medley)     3:57
9. "The Blinding of False Light" (Innerpartysystem remix)     4:18
10. "Wrath Upon Ourselves" (Ben Weinman remix)     2:25
11. "Confined" (Kelly "Carnage" Cairns remix)     3:51
12. "Elegy" (Big Chocolate remix)     4:20
Total length:
iTunes bonus track
No. Title Length
13. "Upside Down Kingdom" (Iron Krill remix) 3:02


As I Lay Dying


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  2. ^ Kapper, Andrew. "As I Lay Dying - Decas". The New York Times Company. Retrieved 11 May 2012. 
  3. ^ a b Heaney, Gregory. "Decas – Overview". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved November 18, 2011. 
  4. ^ Hagen, Paul. "As I Lay Dying - Decas". Big Cheese. Retrieved 11 May 2012. 
  5. ^ Alisoglu, Scott. "AS I LAY DYING Decas (Metal Blade)". Roadrunner Records. Retrieved 11 May 2012. 
  6. ^ Hensch, Mark (7 November 2011). "New As I Lay Dying Album Unafraid of Departing From the Divine". The Christian Post. William Anderson. Retrieved 11 May 2012. 
  7. ^ Walschots, Natalie Zina (8 November 2011). "As I Lay Dying - Decas". Exclaim!. Ian Danzig. Retrieved 11 May 2012. 
  8. ^ Prokofiev, Dane (10 November 2011). "As I Lay Dying: Decas". PopMatters. Retrieved 11 May 2012. 
  9. ^ McKenna, David (24 October 2011). "Review: As I Lay Dying – Decas". Revolver. NewBay Media. Retrieved 11 May 2012. 
  10. ^ a b c AP Staff (September 12, 2011). "Exclusive: As I Lay Dying announce Decas album details, A Decade Of Destruction tour". Alternative Press. Retrieved September 12, 2011. 
  11. ^ a b Harris, Chris (September 12, 2011). "Update: As I Lay Dying To Tour With Sylosis, Release Decas LP". Gun Shy Assassin. Retrieved September 12, 2011.