If you are like me, you never listened to As I Lay Dying. The band's name sounds more like a song title than a band name. It conjures up a b-side to an AFI album from 20 years ago. But if you are like me, you know who As I Lay Dying are because of macho dumbass front man Tim Lambesis.
In 2013 Tim Lambesis attempted to hire a hitman to /murder his wife/. He was then arrested and spent six years in prison. Now after spending those six years in prison and further making a fool of himself in the meantime, Lambesis and As I Lay Dying is back with a new lineup. The band promise to regale us with new Christian deathcore that's not actually Christian in the near future. I say: Fuck them.
"Getting away" with trying to murder your wife and then getting the band back together like you were on a holiday is a trash move. You would have to be a trash man to think this was a good idea. And more importantly, you'd have to be a trash person to /support/ this.
There are a lot of musicians out there who have broken the law in many ways. These musicians still make music and a lot of people don't care if this guy did this or that guy did that. Your threshold for these sorts of things will vary due to the crime and who you are. But conspiring to hire a hitman to murder your wife and mother of your children - to me - is one of those things you don't come back from. And supporting this band, giving money to this man, is /enabling/ someone who wanted to /assassinate his partner/.
Breaking the law can be a very punk rock / metal thing - Hell, I even wrote an entire album about it. Cops are the enemy, rules are arbitrary ideals that chain mankind to dogmas and artificial emotions. But "man these riffs" is not a good reason to give your money to a man like Tim Lambesis.