| March 2007|
As I Lay Dying
Metal Blade Records
21 August 2007
Metalcore, Thrash metal
| August 21, 2007 (2007-08-21)|
Lambesis Studio, San Marcos, CA
Adam Dutkiewicz, As I Lay Dying
This Is Who We Are
As I Lay Dying albums, Metalcore albums
An Ocean Between Us is the fourth album by American metalcore band As I Lay Dying. The album was released on August 21, 2007 through Metal Blade Records. Upon its release, it debuted at number 8 on the Billboard 200, with sales close to 39,500. The album features singles "Nothing Left", "The Sound of Truth", "Within Destruction" and "I Never Wanted", with music videos produced for all four.
The record was released on August 21, 2007 to generally positive acclaim, peaking at No. 8 on the Billboard 200.
Guitarist Nick Hipa had the following to say regarding the direction of the album.
"Collectively we've all pushed ourselves, and we're all doing things that we weren't even capable of doing on the last record. And on top of just experimenting and trying different things, I think we just wrote some pretty sick jams, so I'm happy with it. That's all I can say. For kids who like our band and think they know what to expect from us, it might throw them off a little bit . . . I encourage anybody who likes our band to approach this album with an open mind."
Vocalist Tim Lambesis also said the following regarding the album's direction.
"(We) spent some time listening to our last album [2005's Shadows Are Security] and, just from being on tour, we became a little bit jaded by how the genre — as a whole — has sort of copied itself over and over again. We decided we wanted to be more diverse, even down to the point where we sort of felt like we should really focus on writing songs in different categories, and then pick the best songs from those categories and use them for the record."
All lyrics written by Tim Lambesis; all music composed by As I Lay Dying.
Production and performance credits are adapted from the album liner notes.
As I Lay DyingTim Lambesis – lead vocals, clean vocals on "Nothing Left" and "This Is Who We Are"
Nick Hipa – lead guitar, back up vocals on "Bury Us All"
Phil Sgrosso – rhythm guitar, backing vocals, piano, synthesizer
Jordan Mancino – drums
Additional musiciansJosh Gilbert – bass, clean vocals, additional lead vocals on "An Ocean Between Us", "Forsaken", "I Never Wanted", "The Sound of Truth", "Wrath Upon Ourselves"
Chad Ackerman – back up vocals on "An Ocean Between Us", "Bury Us All"
Tommy Garcia – back up vocals on "Forsaken"
Duane Reed – back up vocals on "Forsaken"
ProductionAdam Dutkiewicz – production
Daniel Castleman – assisting production, mixing on "Departed"
Colin Richardson – mixing all tracks except "Departed"
Matt Hyde – mix engineer
Andy Sneap – guitar re-amping
Ten Jensen – mastering
Jacob Bannon – artwork, layout
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