Top 10 Best As I Lay Dying Songs

The Top Ten
1 The Sound of Truth

This is my second favorite As I Lay Dying song, really powerful song, keeps me hooked all the way through every time. However My personal favorite is Morning Waits, but I don't see it.

This Song is definitely the best of As I Lay Dying... No offense...! Nice solo with killing riffs... Jordan was at his best in this song... Just can't get this song out of my head! Should be number 1

Best intro riff of all time. Unllike most metal songs, the lyrics are very profound. I didn't even know these guys were a Christian band until just recently.

2 Parallels

The guitar, the drumming, the vocal cracked my heart. I should sue as I lay dying for this... They deserve a punishment for making tears fill my eyes. This song made me piss on my pants.

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

What! Don't you people know that this song has ranked no.2 in top 10 metalcore songs. Best song by As I Lay Dying ever must be ranked number 1!

3 Through Struggle

Everything about this song is perfection especially the riffs and breakdowns. I think this is the best As I lay Dying song and should be #1.

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

My favorite sounding riff in this song! The ending breakdown is the first breakdown to make my entire back hairs stand tall... Not to mention it's the first metalcore song I conquered on guitar m/m/

4 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.

Dang... Hard vote between this, confined and the sound of truth... But I had to pick this, Jordan's drumming just blew me away.

This is the song that got me into As I Lay Dying. Hopefully Tim can get the band back together now that he's out of prison.

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.

This song has something really melodic that doesn't have an explanation, magnific song from another world! Also it always resounds on my head as a pet moar xD

6 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!

Awesome song that's all

7 Anger and Apathy

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.

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. "

8 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!

9 The Darkest Nights

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!

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 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.

10 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.

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

The Contenders
11 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

12 Defender

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!

One of the most energizing and badass breakdowns in all of metalcore.

13 Within Destruction

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

This song is by far their best and you know it. If anyone of you were true fans you would agree.

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

14 Forsaken

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.

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!

This song should be number one for sure... It's a rarity for me to sit in my car long after I've arrived at my destination just to hear that one riff after the chorus. AHH its amazing

15 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

This song hit so close to home, and will always be my #1 song FOREVER!

16 My Own Grave

A Great Return Song and it has all that makes As I Lay Dying great. it become a classic immedatly after it was released.

A brutal independence song from the return of Tim Lambesis.

Great song! And, clean vocals are fantastic! Great work guys!

17 The Truth of My Perception
18 Vacancy

This song is so epic it's ridiculous. I've heard it's actually illegal in 14 states.

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

So meaningful lyrics... Really affects me

19 Reinvention

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.

I hear a bit of Living Sacrifice vibes on this pearler but the riff is off the charts. Just got into AILD tho. Thanks to this band for bringing so much to my faith.

20 Overcome

Honestly, As I Lay Dying hasn't really produced a bad song, and dozens of their tracks could contend for the top spot.
Although this is true, 'Overcome' really showcases their true potential.
The instrumentation is top notch, and the vocals, both clean and unclean really stand out.
Everything about the song, down to the dying seconds, deserves every part of the top spot. A cracker of a song/band.
Rock on dudes m/

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.

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

21 Morning 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.

My second favorite song ever. Confined changed my music life so that'll always be my #1. But this is a very close second. So so so underrated.

22 Condemned

WHAT?! Why is this song 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...

Very Brutal and Fast. I Love it. the Riffs are Hard to Play at such speed, the Drumming is Top Notch

23 The 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.

24 94 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!

Way too low on the list, better song than anything produced after An Ocean Between Us.

This is an amazing song, why isn't this in the top five of this list?

25 No 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.

Total BA song! I saw the name of the song flippin thru YouTube and the name itself gave me chills. Definitely one of the best As I Lay Dying has ever made

What the hell.. This song is awesome
M/ O. O m/

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