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  • Summary: The seventh album for the metal band was produced by Josh Wilbur.
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. 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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  1. Positive: 8 out of 8
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  1. Apr 22, 2012
    10
    This album is sickeningly good. I'll put it to you this way, I want the chorus (as simple as it is) to King Me as a tattoo. Simply myThis album is sickeningly good. I'll put it to you this way, I want the chorus (as simple as it is) to King Me as a tattoo. Simply my favorite song of all time, hands down. Yes, I am that crazy about the song, and the album as a whole. A testament to my insanity, I suppose.

    Support this band, buy their albums and see them live if you haven't already. Hell, go see them again and again and again. They are one of the few metal bands still going that don't suck. There are many bands out there, but only one Lamb of God. Pure. American. Metal.
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  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. 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
  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. 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
  6. Feb 2, 2012
    7
    Lamb of God belongs to the last great trinity of heavy metal, Mastodon and Triviun accompany them. The goal of this generation was to bringLamb of God belongs to the last great trinity of heavy metal, Mastodon and Triviun accompany them. The goal of this generation was to bring the metal to another galaxy, pulling it out of the black hole that, right or wrong, the new metal had generated. While Mastodon and Trivium have released the mythological side in their proposals, Lamb of God take political courses of Slayer and Megadeth to impregnate his lyrics with a broader line of understanding with the generations of thrash. Aurally all elements are in place: the union between her rhythmic bass and drums John Campbell Chris Adler is simply overwhelming, a perfection of execution that several new bands such as Rise to Remian, would like to dominate. As if it were a military union, Mark Morton and Willie Adler not only do not play a note more or out of place in their guitars, song after song rather give lessons in composition and imagination among choirs, openings and feedback. These elements seem logical for any fan of metal but are notable Resolution due to the process of recording medium. The album can at times sounding like simple noise, misunderstanding that every metal band must overcome. Blythe's voice is another interesting element because it has several moments where the tone varies abruptly, but valid, and that give the songs an air of mobility and intelligence to not only adapt to the tremendous voice and heavy metal band behind it. Despite this, the album, or rather the band, could make this album the best since Mastodonà 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. Expand

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