Packing an intense punch from the opening riffs, Paralyzed sees AILD doing what they do best. Thrashing out some brutal face-melting metalcore, that carries a real gripping sense of power, emotion and beauty. The music is the perfect way to accompany the wise and faith questioning lyrics of Tim Lambesis. ("The answers that I've found/ Are all the same/ They uncover questions that/ still remain) Lyrically, a real sense of personal loss and tragedy is covered, therefore the passionate and intensely powerful music manages to covey the emotions attached flawlessly.
Paralyzed is a great place to see As I Lay Dying playing in a style they are loved for, and it certainly displays them doing it at top form.