Wrath

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  • Summary: The Virginian metal band's follow-up to its Grammy-nominated 2006 album, "Sacrament," was produced by Josh Wilbur.

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Dead Seeds
And you may tremble before hell's gates You may watch as the heavens fall And you may cite the hands of fate You may heed the siren's call And you... See the rest of the song lyrics
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  1. Positive: 9 out of 14
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  1. For the first time, Lamb Of God sounds as powerful composing songs as it does cranking out riffs--and the transformation is career-defining.
  2. Diehards may again be disappointed by the acoustic intro to Wrath's closing track, 'Reclamation,' and the subtle nods to melody throughout. But c'mon, Randy Blythe's demonic bark, Adler's chain-gun rhythms, and the ferocious chug-chug-chug-squeal guitar riffing are all vintage Lamb of God.
  3. Wrath furthers Lamb of God's reputation for craft and innovation and argues to a broader audience that metal is a style rife with fresh ideas.
  4. Cuts like 'In Your Words' and 'Grace' cover an impressive amount of sonic ground, from delicate acoustic atmospherics to full-on rhythmic pummeling. Yet with frontman Randy Blythe's guttural growl--not to mention his bile-soaked lyrics about religious hypocrisy--this is hardly a bid for an active-rock breakthrough.
  5. On its new album, Wrath, the Virginia band roots its best songs in a Motorhead swagger that makes the growly moments stickier and gives the stadium-sized choruses a hint of righteous evil.
  6. There's no denying the sheer "angry basement workout/summer garage weightlifting" potential that Wrath's perfectly acceptable 45-minute running time offers, but without a single hook that sticks around long enough to reel in the fish, all you've got is bait.
  7. Wrath opens and closes with spans of placid subtlety--a welcome touch that doesn't make up for all the raging roteness in between.

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  1. Positive: 15 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. Apr 17, 2017
    10
    This is just a killer album. Needless to say more. Set to Fail was my first ever LoG song and it's still my favourite of them. This album isThis is just a killer album. Needless to say more. Set to Fail was my first ever LoG song and it's still my favourite of them. This album is just perfect example of groove metal for me. Expand
  2. KeenanS
    May 3, 2009
    10
    Truly amazing. Just as good as Sacrament. Songs such as Broken Hands have powerful meaningful lyrics. They introduce new ideas in songs such Truly amazing. Just as good as Sacrament. Songs such as Broken Hands have powerful meaningful lyrics. They introduce new ideas in songs such as Grace. This album is a piece of art. Expand
  3. Jul 8, 2011
    10
    What is there to say about LOG that hasnt been said before.
    They are raw, aggressive. And this is THE perfect follow up to Era defining
    What is there to say about LOG that hasnt been said before.
    They are raw, aggressive. And this is THE perfect follow up to Era defining 'Sacrament' but to me this basic and raw LOG is better than the effect laden Sacrament.
    But whatever. LOG and their music are always top class. Blythe is more diverse in vocals, and his lyric writing is as brutal and sophisticated as ever.
    And the instrumentalists are as brilliant as ever. The standout for me is Contractor, a tribute to speed punk. And its just a brilliant, and whole album. Worthy of standing alone in the contemporary metal classics. The only thing wrong with it, it has a time limit.
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  4. MikieL
    Feb 25, 2009
    9
    THis album is bad ass from start to finish. It has everything from each of the previous albums that they needed to capture, all mixed into THis album is bad ass from start to finish. It has everything from each of the previous albums that they needed to capture, all mixed into one nice package. Anyone who craps on this album, needs to stop hating LOG just because they have actually become a succesful major-label metal band. They continue to evolve rather than regurgitate the same album over and over (a la one of my older fav's Hatebreed). I would definitely reccommend buying this album if you can appreciate the same ol heavy tight ass riffs mixed with some new evolving guitar and vocal techniques. Chris Adler is on point as always. Expand
  5. Mar 4, 2012
    9
    A very good record yet again from Lamb of God. Like always, it is rather intense, heavy and aggresive while being awesomely catchy at the sameA very good record yet again from Lamb of God. Like always, it is rather intense, heavy and aggresive while being awesomely catchy at the same time. Some of the tracks are within Lamb of God's best songs. It is really very good. Definitely buy it if you're a Lamb of God fan, but if you aren't this won't do anything to change your mind. Expand
  6. FelixB
    May 19, 2009
    9
    Lamb Of God delivered a through and through consequent LP, without any weak part within absolutely great songs. The Intro is one of the best Lamb Of God delivered a through and through consequent LP, without any weak part within absolutely great songs. The Intro is one of the best i've ever heard, and the storm of an progressive and at the same time agressive punch in the face caught my attention from first to last second.. for 3 times in a row. It took time to explain to my girlfriend the reason for me listening to it not just once or twice. Expand
  7. Nov 27, 2011
    4
    This album was garbage compared to their older stuff, the band has gone down hill since Sacrament. Ashes Of The Wake was their last goodThis album was garbage compared to their older stuff, the band has gone down hill since Sacrament. Ashes Of The Wake was their last good album, that being said... This album was better then Sacrament, I bought that album the day it got released and after listening to it all the way through tossed it into the trash.

    I'm a huge LOG fan, but their new stuff is exactly what they didn't want to sound like
    "now that, that Nu Metal is dying out" -( Randy Blythe) the issue is that they are Nu Metal
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