Wovenwar Metal Blade
There were many things to come out of As I Lay Dying vocalist Tim Lambesis trying to give a literal meaning to ‘ ladykiller’ in hiring a hitman to kill his estranged wife… but three quickly come to mind. First, it gave everyone a chance to wonder how many other Christian metalcore bands had utter nutters for frontmen, second, it spawned endless hack ‘ take my wife, please’ jokes, and lastly, it gave us Wovenwar. As tragic as the Lambesis tale was, it left the remaining members to form Wovenwar, and they provide easily digestable meat- and- potatoes metalcore that serves as a happy replacement. With Oh, Sleeper throat Shane Blay showing a lighter touch than Lambesis, Wovenwar deliver moments that are better than simple carbon AILD copies. They tread less- heavy ground than AILD, but for their history to eventually fade into the background, this is a good start.