Frank Armando Vasquez
11 years later and this album remains the most authoritative and inspiring example of music as poetry: To Lay Like Old Ashes is a genre-pioneering and -defining record that is as evocative as it is thrash-worthy. The vocal work is a *charming* display of despair that weaves through challenging musicianship and layered instrumentality that never once falters in atmosphere or tone. Definitely not an album to pass up on. 5/5
Favorite track: Just for a Moment.