Greatest As I Lay Dying Songs


The Top Ten

1 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".

Song for our "Beloved" presidents around the world

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2 Parallels

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

Greatest song ever

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3 Nothing 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

First song I heard by the, instantly fell in love. Love it

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4 Through 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

Come guys all these songs are great but Through Struggle is just the most epic song, so good.

This is the only metalcore song that fprce my head to headbang glad this song is not on try tp headbang challenge in youtube

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5 Anodyne 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.

Greatest breakdowns of as I lay dying is in this song.

Brutal breakdown!

6 The 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!

No words to express how great it is..

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7 Confined

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

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8 Overcome

This song is a very fast paced masterpiece. From the Hardcore- reminiscent screaming, to the amazing and catchy clean vocals in the chorus, this song is by far my favorite from this As I Lay Dying fan.

this song is so amazing. Best song from Awakened for sure. Screaming is perfect, clean vocals are great, drums are sick, guitar and bass are both dope. What a song.

Thanks to this Top Ten, I knew that song... Now it has become one of my favourites from this band. Its amazing!

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

9 Anger 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. "

Too awesome... Whole Powerless Rise is a masterpiece - Mixer

This song changed my life. It challenged me to look at myself and be better, not just for the betterment of self but for the benefit of all mankind. Every song on The Powerless Rise stripped away something that you thought defined you - exposing who you really are underneath, and none do this more than Anger and Apathy.

Not to mention the aggressive chugging, beautiful chorus, and breathtaking melodies (especially in the bridge) that bring it all together. Easily my favorite As I Lay Dying song, and perhaps one of my favorite songs of all time.

10 Defender

The best part is when he sings De-fen-der
Amazing song

It is an amazing song. I could listen to this for hours without getting bored. The guitar and vocals are absolutely awesome.

Never gets old! I've listened to this song hundreds of times and it is still the best song ever!

My favourite of them!

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The Contenders

11 Resilience

The breakdown from this song is just epic

My most listened to song of all-time!

12 Paralyzed

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!

Don't mean others are not good,but Paralyzed is the best to me

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13 Wrath Upon Ourselves

Best As I Lay Dying song in my opinion. The intro is so powerful and has a ton of energy. Everything is so amazing. I can listen to it 10 times in a row and still love it.

This is an awesome song, powerful and awesome drumming, brilliant song. - EvilAngel

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

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14 Forsaken

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.

This song gives me chills. Probably my favorite drum fill in metal, and they follow it up with one of my favorite metal riffs. Easily their most powerful song musically, and only behind Sound of Truth lyrically.

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15 An Ocean Between Us

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

16 Within 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

17 Forever

#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

Forever Your Eyes Will Hold The Memory! So Much Truth Is said In This Song... about Lost Love..

Every single thing is different and is filled with emotion and power

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18 Condemned V 3 Comments
19 War Ensemble
20 Whispering Silence

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

This song is an easy top 10 and it's just as good as Defender if not better.

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Top Remixes (18)

1. Nothing Left
2. Overcome
3. Resilience
1. Anodyne Sea
2. Paralyzed
3. Anger and Apathy
1. Parallels
2. Nothing Left
3. Wrath Upon Ourselves

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