Lamb Of God
Lamb of God’s “Wrath,” has been brought upon us and shall forever destroy us for the rest of our lives. Discussing briefly about the new record was drummer Chris Adler who stated the following: “This album is going to surprise a lot of people. Typically bands that get to where we are in our career begin to slack off, smell the roses and regurgitate. We chose a different path. No one wants to hear another band member hyping a new record. “Wrath,” needs no hype. We have topped ourselves and on February 24 you will feel it.” “We are excited to be changing things up this time and working with Josh. We’ve never stayed in one place too long, and the Band’s evolution continues. There is an aggressive shift in the material and our approach. The bar has been raised.” Being raised above all their previous creations this record contains 11-heart pounding abusive tunes that will get your neck in a whiplash in just in the first set of tunes. “In Your Words,” goes into detailing what the band is truly about and exactly what Chris Adler was talking about having the band’s evolution in their musical style and sound is indeed improved and more advance than ever before. “Set to Fail,” takes us back to when “Wrath,” was first mentioned and gave us all a glimpse at what we would expect to see from all the almighty Lamb of God and this track sets these guys ablaze having roaring guitar riffs and solos that blow your ear drums to pieces. The vocals come in clean and clear but still contain that rough raw sound that frontman Randy Blythe is known to create his grows and shouts consist of constant energy that keeps overflowing sending the sea of the music running non-stop. Guitarist Mark Morton quoted the following on the music work done on this record; “We usually try to do something fresh every time. This one, I think, is deliberately a little rawer and more aggressive than “Sacrament,” was. “Sacrament,” was a really, really dynamic record on every level, and the songs were all over the place it was also heavily produced. This one’s really raw and real-sounding, from every angle, and we’re celebrating imperfections on this record. We’re choosing what takes stay on the record based more on their character and personality than how completely mechanically precise they are. It’s more about vibe and attitude in the takes than it is about, “Wow, that was perfect.” It’s the perfect ones that get thrown away, because they’re just too sterile.” “The guitar tones are a little cleaner than normal,” he added. “We’re kind of getting into this mind-set that clean is heavy. Clarity is a lot heavier than oversaturated. It’s just real raw and natural and organic-sounding, which, in itself, is kind of revolutionary these days, when kids are making pro audio-sounding recordings in their dorm rooms, on their laptops, and cutting and pasting verses and choruses. It’s no longer cutting edge to make a completely space-aged, robotic-sounding record. I think it’s almost fresh now to make one that sounds like an actual band played it. Don’t get me wrong it still sounds alright and rehearsed, because it is all those things. But it’s just real.” As for the rest of “Wrath,” some other tracks that stand out the most includes “Broken Hands,” “Everything To Nothing,” and “Reclamation,” all of which bring out that aggressive rawer sound that Lamb of God has been talking about and shall reign upon the rest of the world once the “Wrath,” that is Lamb of God can cause absolute terror from every angle possible.