YMMV / As I Lay Dying

The Book:

  • Funny Moments: The pharmacy owner hitting on an oblivious Dewey Dell is definitely this... until he rapes her.
  • Memetic Mutation: My mother is a fish.
  • Squick: Where do you start? Vardaman drills a hole through his mother's corpse's face. Said corpse grows progressively more rotten, as does Cash's poorly-treated broken leg.

The Metalcore band:

  • Deader Than Disco: Originally one of the biggest melodic metalcore acts, Lambesis' arrest made the name poisonous overnight and destroyed the band's status in one fell swoop. This also extended to Austrian Death Machine and Pyrithion, both of which are most likely gone forever. Even if Lambesis does try to resurrect his career, it's unlikely that any major metal label will be willing to touch him.
  • Growing the Beard: The songs in An Ocean Between Us have gotten more impressive on a technical and melodic level.
  • Signature Song: "Forever", "Nothing Left/The Sound of Truth", "Confined", or "Parallels".
  • What an Idiot: Lambesis hiring what he thought was an ordinary hitman ended up being an undercover cop.