Label: Epic Records, 2012
Genre: Heavy Metal
Pros: Aggressive vocals, strong riffs, solid album throughout.
Cons: Not too adventurous, they play it safe sound wise. Don’t want them to change too much, but they could think outside the box just a smidge!
Verdict: Buy! If you’re a fan of LoG or metal for that matter, then this is right in your wheel house!
Review: Greetings music lovers! I know what you’re thinking, “T Fizzle!! You listen to Lamb of God??” And I reply, “I’m a 6’3 black guy from the south, of course I listen to Lamb of God!” With that outta the way, I guess you know what’s on tap this review? We have the latest from Virginia based metal band Lamb of God titled “Resolution.” Now I’m still fairly new to the band, and I’ve only caught two of their previous releases, so I can’t give a full scale account of their history. What I can tell you is that based on their previous work, LoG is starting to get lumped into the group of modern metal bands such as Killswitch Engage and Five Finger Death Punch. Like the previous bands mentioned, LoG has cut out a niche for themselves and figured out exactly what kind of sound they want to put out. They’ve gotten skilled in this particular niche and have become dedicated to their sound no matter where music trends are headed.
This has become evident with their latest release “Resolution.” The album starts off with a gritty, heavy, sluggish track “Straight For The Sun.” The song has a slow, doomy riff, and starts the album off on a slow, but good pace. After that, the tempo begins to pick up with the tracks “Desolation”, “Ghost Walking”, and “Guilty”. I was impressed with the tracks “Ghost Walking” and “Guilty,” both showed a good mix of strong riffs and a change of different speeds. I had a feeling by the second or third track that this would be the type of album that picks up as it goes along, and I was right! The album remains solid throughout, boasting great riffs, and strong vocals. The only thing missing is some memorable choruses, but other than that the album is legit!
Now some people may say that the fact that LoG has not changed sound wise, means that they have not grown as a band; I beg to differ. They’re not one of those bands that have become tired or complacent, and are just putting out an album to cut a check. They still show imagination and creativity in each song, and each album. The alternative could be worse, with the band “progressing” and “growing” on every album, so much that they become unrecognizable by the hardcore fans. I wouldn’t consider LoG predictable, but more or less dependable. They are kind of like the Foo Fighters of metal, and that’s a good thing! Strong tracks, aggressive riffs, it’s metal at its best! Give it one or two spins, metal fans should like the mess outta it… Enjoy!
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