Greatest As I Lay Dying Songs


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The Top Ten

The Sound of Truth
I love this song. Lyrically brilliant. Overall the song is empowering. Best for sure, followed by Parallels
awesome starting, great solo
overall outstanding
the most amazing opening riff ever! This is my all time favorite band! but I don't think The blinding of false light should be on the top 10. condemned, anger and apathy is waaaaay better and so is "this is who we are".
[Newest]Seriously.. This song made me stand still..

Very melodic... Josh's voice cracked my nuts when he sang the chorus. Tim's screaming gave me a soul. The guitar work is great! Good job nick and phil
gr8 song by the band. really awesome lyrics and the drums are outstanding like in a typical as I lay dying song. really cool.
Great solo... For me it's the best solo... Awesome song... A legend As I Lay Dying song... Its superb vocals make me heartthrobed every time... Its awesome
[Newest]This song made me an HUGE fan of 'As I Lay Dying'

3Nothing Left
The first song I heard of this band... And it made me an AILD fan... Awesome!

This will totally get you into metalcore... Great work by the band.
Nothing left is my favorite song I've herd by them and it has yet to let me down with all of their new songs I love this one so much because the guitar solos are just amazing and the vocals are just outstanding the best part if the whole song and the reason it is so awesome is the opening with the guitar going dada the the dada this song just rocks my world
As I Lay Dying has really grew on me, this band and All That Remains are the best Metalcore bands out there at the moment. This song is just epic and the chorus really gets me pumped. LIKE THOSE GASPING, FOR THEIR LAST BREATH, WE CANNOT HIDE, THERE'S NOTHING LEEEFFT
[Newest]First song I heard by the, instantly fell in love. Love it

4Through Struggle
Best head banging song ever. Watch the music video and you'll wanna head bang your face off! Now vote for this song!
This song should be #1 what? Gets you pumped and is a great song to listen to. Listen to this and tell me the 3 above it should be above it. They shouldn't. Forever should be higher up too, come on people! This is hands down the best song though

5Anodyne Sea
This great Song will infect your mind! Just awesome.
Definitely deserves a place on top 3!
In my Opinion this is the best song from Aild.
Absolutely epic. Incredible breakdown. This is for sure As I Lay Dying'S greatest song ever.

Awesome song that's all
So much good songs... can't decide.. but I guess my number 1 is this piece, Forsaken, Nothing Left or The Sound Of Truth!


ARE YOU JOKING. the riff here (the one around the chorus... the one that makes you headbang lol) is actually THE BEST diatonic riff in ALL of metalcore. (i say diatonic because bands like TBDM use chromatic riffs). simply based on the riff, this should be top 3, number 1 imo.
A very overpowering song. My band played this and sound of truth for our school and made them our and aild's fans... We head banged a lot while playing and couldn't move our heads for three days after the show! Go aild!
The best hands down. I love every part of the song and it is hard for me to find a flawless song. This song should definitely be number 1.
[Newest]Awesome killer riffs! Definitely deserves top spot..

It is an amazing song. I could listen to this for hours without getting bored. The guitar and vocals are absolutely awesome.
The best part is when he sings De-fen-der
Amazing song
Never gets old! I've listened to this song hundreds of times and it is still the best song ever!
[Newest]It's an amazing song, I always hear to this every morning

Paralyzed is by far my favorite song by As I Lay Dying. How isn't it at least in the top three?! The guitars in the beginning are totally epic, and the lyrics are awesome all the way through!
Paralysed so behind is surprising... It deserves at least a top 3 finish... The intro is the best intro of As I Lay Dying if not in all of metal core
This has the most amazing guitar riff at the beginning, it is the fight song on my IPod, long live METAL!

10The Darkest Nights
The chorus itself should put this at number 1. So loud, epic, and just so smooth. Great song. Heard it live, and just blew me away.
its not heavy at all for an aild song, but the guitars and vocals awesome XD. they're one of my favourite bands. Underoath and As I Lay Dying are the best, and by far the most mature metalcore bands today!
Well, nothing in my opinion can be compared to sound of truth, but darkest nights totally seals the 2nd spot with awesome guitar riffs and an epic chorus!
[Newest]This song should be at least the second. Clean chorus is so amazing, and the riff is so melodic. The Darkest Nights deserves higher place.

The Contenders

11Anger and Apathy
This song rings true on so many different levels. Everyone deals with a bit of duplicity in their lives, and in this song As I Lay Dying really drives home the concept that we need to strive for betterment in our lives, and that fighting for something that means everything to us is worth more than we give it credit for. "I need to burn inside, I need to know that you are alive. "

#1 best song by them. ever! The guitar parts are amazing to listen to... the vocals are spine tingling and the depth of the song and the meaning in heart crushing. Amazing song for those who are going through some love problems and for fans who just love an amazing metal song!
This song is just awesome.. If you have fallen in love, you will make more sense to you. This song should be number one for sure
A great song about giving love away for someone's happiness.


13Wrath Upon Ourselves
This is an awesome song, powerful and awesome drumming, brilliant song.


Growlings followed by clean group vocals.. The best of As I Lay Dying.
This song deserves a better place

14An Ocean Between Us
This song deserves to be in the top 10 at least... sweet intro and guitar and is overall just bad ass

15I Never Wanted
This song is very inspirational for me musically and I like how different it is than most as I lay dying songs are structured. I wish this song would be in the top 10. Also, the music video is pretty cool too and I enjoyed all the live footage that was included with it!
How is this not in the top ten? It may be one of their slower songs, but slower doesn't always mean that it's boring. This is absolutely one of their best songs ever written!
Song is a very strong track off a very amazing album. I honestly do not understand why this is not in the top 10. Let's get it up there. Just because it's slow doesn't mean it's not good! It's one of the best song I've heard from them.
[Newest]Love love love this song its just amazing! Number one!

I think so it should in the top 10.
Dis song is awesome and it make me energetic...!
People mst hear this song if they are a real fan of As I Lay Dying
This song is so epic it's ridiculous. I've heard it's actually illegal in 14 states.
So meaningful lyrics... Really affects me

17A Greater Foundation
This is such a great song. There is no doubt in my mind that it deserves to be in the Top Five at least.
One of the best songs by As I lay Dying, Needs to be number 1!
The best metalcore song ever!
[Newest]Awesome song especially the second part. Very underrated!

I agree this song is flippin bad ass m/
WHAT?! Why the fu*k is this song doing down here?! Condemned is one of the best songs As I Lay Dying has ever made. Just listen to the bass and the combined guitars?!.. And that brake... REWWEWWAUEFHAGGHH!

19Whispering Silence
Gosh! Why is it here?! It deserves at least the same place as Through Struggle.

20This Is Who We Are
This song is amazing, should be in top tens
Come on people this IS Awesome

It is unfortunate that the re-recording of this song did not make it onto a full length studio album. It did make it onto a compilation album though. I love this song. It was originally my least favorite of As I Lay Dying's original 5 from the split record with American Tragedy, but it has grown into my favorite. The Beginning has the best guitar intro, and Forever has the best lyrics, but Reinvention is the best song as a whole. The lyrics are brilliant, the guitars are awesome, and, despite not having a chorus, or perhaps because of it, it has never gotten old to me. No matter how many times I listen to it, I am always up for listening to it again. I never get sick of it.


2294 Hours
TWENTY SIX?! What? This is by far one of the greatest songs As I Lay Dying had ever done! The thrashy opening riff, the head banger breakdown, the crazy double bass, its all here!
This is an amazing song, why isn't this in the top five of this list?
Epic song, very good riffs, 18th place is a disgrace, 1-5 somewhere.

23The Plague
Should be top 5. Amazing song from their best album. Solo is amazing. This sing will get you pumped up from the start to the end
Sickest solo and lyrics As I Lay Dying has written. In my mind the only song tgat comes close to this is forever.

24The Truth of My Perception

25No Lungs to Breathe
The guitar riffs are amazing. It is exciting and it should be rated higher than this. A fast tempo and gut wrenching bass guitar beats. The screaming is excellent as always.
What the hell is this song doing down here?! Brutal riffs! This song makes me wanna headbang so hard till my head falls off!
What the hell.. This song is awesome
M/ O. O m/

26Morning Waits
This song has to be one of their best and most underrated songs. The guitar is just sweet throughout the song and the chorus and ending is, simply put, bad ass.

27Within Destruction
Really only four percent YOU ALL SUCK! This song is by far their best and you know it if anyone of you were true fans you wold agree
Come on guys this rocks. riffs and lyrics, everything. if I had to choose which is the best As I Lay Dying song, I would choose this but with big difficulty. As I Lay Dying rocks YEAH
Whats wrong, how came this song at 24.. If you are true fan of As I Lay Dying, then this song should be at top 5

I'm addicted to the 2nd riff simply amazing please listen to it

29Upside Down Kingdom
SHOCKED to see this song at such a low position... Definitely deserves to be in the best 5 songs of AILD. Please give it a try.
How can this be so low? The guitar in the beginning has one of the best sounds that I've heard in an As I Lay Dying song. The chorus in this song is just as incredible. Certainly deserves to be higher.
This is one of the most awesome pump up songs I know.

One of their best songs from Awakened. Catchy chorus, great guitar solo, good use of acoustic guitar and electric guitar at the start and great fast riffage in the verses! Definitely check it out! Shows progression from 2001 to 2012

This is their best song! The breakdown is awesome. One of the best breakdowns I have ever heard!
This really needs to be in the top 5! Come on people!
Amazing song! Vote and get it up in the top 3!

The breakdown from this song is just epic

33The Only Constant Is Change

34Wasted Words

35Bury Us All

36The Blinding of False Light
Are you kidding me?! This song should be in the top 10. The main riff will blow your mind at its technicality. The breakdown is so brutal, and the chorus is so awe inspiring.

37Meaning In Tragedy

38The Beginning
Are a great song, why is so low?

39My Only Home
How in the world is this not higher on the list!?!?!. It defiantly is one of As I Lay Dyings best song, the chorus is very catchy and verses are brutal. It's such an underrated song give it a listen guys! It needs to be in the top 5, top 10 at least!
It has the best of cleans, riffs, leads etc should be on top 10!
Vocally The Best Song From "Awakened" awesome chorus/verse riffs, from 2:10 through to the end is pure epicness!

40Song 10

41Behind Me Lies Another Fallen Soldier
This song is amazing if you read this and haven't heard this listen to it now! This should be in the top ten.
First song I listened to AMAZING one love it so much. And sometimes it makes me cry

42Moving Forward
I'm voting for this song because I think it should be in their top 10. I like the mix of cleans and screams and the solo is insane I honestly think its Hippas best solo plus the chorus is very catchy indeed! P. S why isn't 'Reflection' off the album 'Shadows Are Security' on this list?
Listen to all Decas tracks. They made my pants wet... This song is really epic

43Repeating Yesterday
If you ever had a repeating troubled time then listen to this song it will help you cope. What is it doing way down here? Should be some where on top ten definitely.
Hear this song and you will immediately fall in love, can't believe it wasn't on the list... Vote quickly and if you don't know it then get it


This a song that isn't very popular, but I can't see why it isn't. Really good tempo, with catchy harmonized guitar riffs and the double kick is just crazy. Definitely check this one out!
The intro is what makes this song amazing. Sure, there are other awesome songs by this band, but Reflection deserves more recognition.
The intro alone makes this song amazing. Just listen to that riff and tell me that is not purely badass.

45War Ensemble


47Comfort Betrays
It has everything you want in an AILD song. Fast riffs, great drumming, Tim's awesome vocals, breakdowns, and a phenomenal solo. What more can you ask for?

48Beyond Our Suffering

49Tear Out My Eyes
Epic pump-up song. The lyrics to the first verse are dope and get me turned up every time. The chorus is catchy, and the solo is gnarly as hell
Break down is hard as hell. Should be way higher


51Empty Hearts

52Beneath the Encasing of Ashes
Great song from first album. Would be in top 5 if it was more known. All around awesome song

53Upside Down Kingdom (Contest Winner - Iron Krill Remix)
This song is by far my favorite song. Bad ass remix of a bad ass song.

54Washed Away


56Losing Sight

57Falling Upon Deaf Ears
Maybe not their best overall, but it's so good live, the whole crowd headbanging in tandem.


59Control Is Dead

60Without Conclusion

61Forced to Die

62The Pain of Separation

63Distance is Darkness

64From Shapeless to Breakable

65A Thousand Steps

66A Long March

67A Breath In the Eyes of Eternity

68When This World Fades

69The Voices That Betray Me

70Refined by Your Embrace

71Torn Within

72Blood Turned to Tears

73The Innocence Spilled




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This list was created 5 years, 275 days ago and has been voted on over 1,000 times. This top ten list has been remixed 12 times.

Updated Sunday, April 26, 2015

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