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.
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.
Feb 22, 2012Goddamn, I think this is Lamd of God's best work to date. Better than Sacrament, better than Ashes of the Wake and As the Palaces BurnGoddamn, I think this is Lamd of God's best work to date. Better than Sacrament, better than Ashes of the Wake and As the Palaces Burn combine. Lamb of God keeps heavy metal alive. Asking Alexandria doesn't have **** on these guys… Collapse
GlenBMay 29, 2009Not only is the musical verocity still there, but the progression as well! Randy's vocal range has improved with EVERY LOG album, to Not only is the musical verocity still there, but the progression as well! Randy's vocal range has improved with EVERY LOG album, to date! An album worthy of the namesake!… Expand
Jul 8, 2011What is there to say about LOG that hasnt been said before.
They are raw, aggressive. And this is THE perfect follow up to Era definingWhat 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.… Expand
FelixBMay 19, 2009Lamb 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
Mar 4, 2012A 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
DarylKJun 1, 2009Brilliant! Perhaps not quite as good as sacrament, but sacrament is my favourite album ever. This album rocks.
Nov 27, 2011This 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… Expand
Awards & Rankings
|The Bootleg Series, Vol. 12: The Best of the Cutting Edge 1965-1966 - Bob Dylan|
|You Can Make Me Dance, Sing or Anything: 1970-1975 [Box Set] - Faces|
|Ork Records: New York, New York - Various Artists|
|The Ties That Bind: The River Collection [Box Set] - Bruce Springsteen|
|Elitism for the People 1975-1978 [Box Set] - Pere Ubu|
|No Closer to Heaven - The Wonder Years|
|Alone & Unreal: The Best of the Clientele [Deluxe Edition] - The Clientele|
|M3LL155X [EP] - FKA Twigs|
|Divers - Joanna Newsom|
|Film Music [Box Set] - Mikael Tariverdiev|
|That's the Spirit - Bring Me the Horizon|
|Vile Child - Milk Teeth|
|The RCA Victor and T-Neck Album Masters: 1959-1983 [Box Set] - The Isley Brothers|
|Radio Static High - Hey Colossus|
|Art Angels - Grimes|
|John Howard & the Night Mail - John Howard & The Night Mail|
|Delusion Moon - Meat Wave|
|Have You in My Wilderness - Julia Holter|
|Blackstar - David Bowie|
|Nashville Obsolete - Dave Rawlings Machine|