Resolution

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  • Summary: The seventh album for the metal band was produced by Josh Wilbur.
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King Me
I saw the world through the lens of a pinhole camera I saw nothing, I was blind In between a black hole and a super nova is where you'll find... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 18
  2. Negative: 1 out of 18
  1. Jan 24, 2012
    83
    Resolution is sharp, focused, restless, and pitilessly ferocious.
  2. Jan 26, 2012
    80
    Resolution deserves plenty of attention, and will earn Lamb of God even more much-deserved praise for their consistency and unfettered excellence.
  3. Q Magazine
    Feb 13, 2012
    80
    Resolution is a furious and unrelenting broadside of searing riffs and invention. [Feb 2012, p.107]
  4. 70
    There are no concepts, no gimmicks, no frills: just straightforward metal, period.
  5. Jan 30, 2012
    70
    It's not exploring new musical frontiers, but Resolution is an eminently listenable heavy metal album.
  6. Aug 9, 2012
    67
    The Richmond quintet's usual uniformity of sound, production, and performance strikes many like a concrete dam, and Resolution takes 10-15 minutes too long to resolve, but there's no arguing with a rabid dog called "Cheated."
  7. Jan 24, 2012
    39
    Lamb of God's general lack of adventurousness makes them mostly indistinguishable from their heroes and, budget excepted, the bulk of their contemporaries.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
  3. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Jan 29, 2012
    10
    Lamb of God are one of the very few metal bands that are unable to disappoint. Each of their albums remains heavy and creative, yet they allLamb of God are one of the very few metal bands that are unable to disappoint. Each of their albums remains heavy and creative, yet they all simultaneously carry the kind of weight many metal bands only strive to reach. With Resolution, Lamb of God have proven that they don't plan on slowing down any time soon. This is miles ahead of Wrath, and their best album since Ashes of the Wake. All band members continue to show creativity in highlight songs such as album opener Straight For the Sun, Ghost Walking, The Undertow, The Number Six, and their best album closer yet, King Me. To say that these are highlights of the album, however, also would imply that they're "better" songs. That's the beauty of this album as well...there is no filler. Each song serves its purpose and illustrates why Lamb of God are one of the best modern metal bands of the era, and thankfully, they're here to stay. Thank God for Lamb of God. Expand
  2. Nov 6, 2012
    10
    Pitchfork Media, what do you mean lack of being adventuress? What do you mean they sound like their contemporaries? Have you even listened toPitchfork Media, what do you mean lack of being adventuress? What do you mean they sound like their contemporaries? Have you even listened to the whole album? Look at songs like King Me and To The End! Songs with more variation and technicality than any of the albums they've acclaimed. And look at songs like The Number Six and The Undertow! They sound nothing like The Devil Wears Prada or any of these awful metalcore/deathcore bands that do nothing but have breakdowns every microsecond. Clearly you need to stop listening to something with more variation, technicality, and intelligence. Expand
  3. Apr 17, 2017
    10
    Every their album after Sacrament is different and I find this awesome. They're never going to stop amaze me. I freaking love this band. YouEvery their album after Sacrament is different and I find this awesome. They're never going to stop amaze me. I freaking love this band. You just can't dislike them. Expand
  4. Feb 22, 2012
    8
    Lamb of God may be one of the few heavy metal bands that still makes badass music. Even though this album in a notch down from Wrath, it stillLamb of God may be one of the few heavy metal bands that still makes badass music. Even though this album in a notch down from Wrath, it still fails to disappoint. It's awesome Expand
  5. Mar 4, 2012
    8
    Just about as good as their previous release, this album does little to shake up the tried-and tested lamb of God formula (other from the oneJust about as good as their previous release, this album does little to shake up the tried-and tested lamb of God formula (other from the one track where there is almost some singing! All in all it is a very good album, but it has a couple of flaws that keeps it back from achieving the perfection it shoud have, It is not quite as catchy as the older stuff, while this could be seen as a boon to other fans I find it a little disappointing. The vast majority of tracks are brilliant, but there are a few which are relatively stale, which is a shame: which brings me onto the biggest flaw I had with the album; it is too long. It's too long considering the fact that some of the songs are very similar. You should definitely pick it up if you're a fan, but don't expect to be blown away, which is a shame because it could very easily have been their best album yet. Expand
  6. Jan 30, 2012
    7
    Resolution is vintage Lamb of God. Hard, fast, chugging, technical and brutal. However, they're not so much as trying anything new, but a mixResolution is vintage Lamb of God. Hard, fast, chugging, technical and brutal. However, they're not so much as trying anything new, but a mix of what they've done before. There are a few Ashes of the Wake like songs, one Sacrament like song, and mostly Wrath and As the Palaces Burn like-songs. This is a problem. For some reason, the drumming on each album gets progressively more and more boring. More blastbeats, less toms, more single cymbals than a mix. Theres no "Ruin" like fills here. As well, the guitarists on this ablum sometimes sacrifice a good or catchy riff to merely be technical. Lamb of God shouldn't be trying to impress anyone. A few years ago they were the forefront of a massive metal scene. Now, they're one of the few remaining metal bands with integrity. If you're a fan, pick this up, you'll like it, and it rewards repeat listening. But this album isn't anything new, and isn't better than the last three albums. Lamb of God needs to get back to their roots, to say to themselves, as the lyrics of Laid to Rest say; "who gives a **** They don't need to impress anyone. They just need to be themselves. Expand
  7. Jan 30, 2012
    7
    If you are a fan of metal bands that stick to the same sound, this may be an interesting album for you. This album is nothing more or lessIf you are a fan of metal bands that stick to the same sound, this may be an interesting album for you. This album is nothing more or less than what they were throughout their career. Collapse

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