Though this album may trigger massive discontent amongst fans who picked up on Killswitch during their alive or just breathing tour. it will most definately appeal to those who are somewhat reluctant to classify themselves as fans of the metal genre.
They're many similarities between this album and its predecessor, and what it does do is extend and deepen KSE's powerful, magnetic and energetic surge.
The choruses are catchy and refuse to let you go amid a flurry of riffs, in terms of lyrics the band fail to stand out. Although they use lyrics as tools which best express and portray Jones' strengths. The chorus's are in typical KSE fashion. The chorus in every KSE track is the foundation of the song and everything else serves to build on it.
However this is somewhat distinctive for an act who are regularly branded as "Metalcore", it is something they employ to gain a much larger fan base and could be the penultimate factor in pushing KSE into the dark, deep and unfamiliar territory that is "mainstream" music.
Adam Dutkiewicz performs the role of gutairist and backing vocals to an effect where he creates an atmosphere ideal for Jones's emphatically harmonious solo's.
"My Curse" is the first single. Beginning with a slow, simple yet amicably done guitar solo, Dutkiewicz yells are reminiscent of the late Kurt Cobain's, though still hold elements of calmness. Backing vocals here play a supportive role and whereas other bands might use this feature as something which plays off the leading vocals, Dutkiewicz and Jones are somewhat of a partnership.
"The Arms of Sorrow" begins with an aspect of tranquillity whilst in the background something is growing and this eclipses when Jones flexes his vocals and you know you have a KSE song which you will remember and are attracted to despite your personal genre tastes.
KSE represent the re-emergence of "metal core" acts, and they have built the foundations strong enough to support the claim that in the not too distant future they could be as successful or perhaps more than Metallica. Yet "As Daylight Dies" is KSE's third full length LP and it may take another two or three before the sales reach that of Metallica's. Early indications look more then promising but KSE still have quite a distance to travel.