As I Lay Dying – The Sound of Truth (guitar cover)

I was first introduced to this song by some guy talking gibberish about the simplicity of the songs Ive been covering. It turns out that I really like this song (and the band), so I chose to do my own translation! The song is not terribly hard, but there are some tough parts. There is a very quick pull-off run in the chorus that I find tough to get clean, and other parts require very steady quick alternate picking, which is one of my weaknesses. Also, there is quite a bit of fiddle with tapping in the song, so I had to break my terrible habit of tapping with my index fiddle with. After several painful days of tapping with my middle fiddle with, I finally developed a callus! The solo involves a sweep tap, which is a technique I had by no means attempted before culture this song. Its a bit sloppy in places, but I’m tired of practicing the song over and over again (and so is my wife!), so here it is! I transcribed it by ear, and my Guitar Pro file is now available on my website (see link below). If you don’t have Guitar Pro, please read the information about TuxGuitar on my website. The tuning is DROP D. Most songs on the album “An Ocean Linking Us” are in drop C, but NOT THIS ONE. As usual I am recording directly to my computer using my relatively new Line 6 POD X3. I made a custom dual tone tiresome to get close to AILDs sound on this song. Its a blend of the Line 6 Modern High Gain (Soldano X88R) and the Treadplate 2001 (Mesa Boogie Dual Rectifier). I will place the tone file on my website shortly


  1. coolkid6422 says:

    i dont always rock out, but when i do i i wear a bright blue shirt and play an ESP
    you my freind are an model that it doesnt matter what you play or who you are. you can do it

  2. Ischariot94 says:

    1. where are you from 2. are you looking for a band ^^

  3. Metallicaformylife says:

    You are so amazing !!! ,,(>_<)/,,/

  4. rohitsaini1989257 says:

    Fuckin awsm man…m/

  5. Miqueas Correa says:

    youre crazy you should make guitar lesson videos

  6. OneSickJoke123 says:


  7. toughbama says:

    He hasnt posted a vid in 3 years lul

  8. chongmiester90 says:

    I lost count of how many times I’ve watched this. AMAZING

  9. hh664 says:

    SCORE- 100%
    epic awesomeness. best cover hands down.

  10. rodrix1830 says:


  11. SStoge21 says:

    Super metal song, super metal guitar, lame ass polo???

  12. jac0441 says:

    What a fantastic cover. Thank you for setting your volume appropriately. Despise hearing covers that are just a guy playing with no stand out guitar sound. Perfect ;) 

  13. BarkleyAA1 says:

    Everyone, with much appreciation & all do respect, please go like my band, “All Against One” on @ We play deathcore/metalcore. We’ve also played with bands such as; “Like Moths To Flames”, “I The Breather”, we have upcoming shows with “God Forbid”, “Hang Face Down”, “In Alcatraz 1962″ etc. Have a 10 song album coming soon also. Thanks.

  14. WolfKnight59 says:


  15. greglav0 says:

    sounds perfect, sure it comes from the guitar! (i got exactly the same, i just figured it out!)

  16. Yellosvk says:

    the hard to maneuver moment when the cover has got more views than the original song…

  17. Faccas117 says:


  18. Nick Wallace says:

    Are you sure you couldn’t learn the intro yourself? It looks so simple.

  19. dguinn6 says:

    I don’t even play guitar and I would give my left testicle to be able to play like that!

  20. xXfuknmetljustinXx says:


  21. 51disciples says:

    Seriously make a lesson video please! I want to learn the intro! and the solos

  22. musicis4evarrr says:

    Sick man! 

  23. Victor Sandefur says:

    Chuck Norris has arrived. We have found a ginger with a soul

  24. BboyXFlare says:

    i reckon he is the guy from the band with a mask on O.O

  25. the98dsmtuner says:

    this fukn guy lol incredible

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