As the Palaces Burn

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All Music Guide - Eduardo Rivadavia
Lamb of God 's New American Gospel debut featured a caustic yet lucid version of post-Pantera death metal, surprisingly effective songwriting, massive amounts of confidence for a brand new band, and, to be honest, a really annoying drum sound rather like tightly skinned tin cans. Even though the latter point is certainly subject to opinion, at least the other two positive attributes can be partly explained by the group having already cut an earlier album while still going by the rather unsavory name of Burn the Priest. Which about catches everyone up to discuss the band's second effort as Lamb of God, 2003's equally impressive As the Palaces Burn. First off, gone is ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Eduardo Rivadavia
Lamb of God 's New American Gospel debut featured a caustic yet lucid version of post-Pantera death metal, surprisingly effective songwriting, massive amounts of confidence for a brand new band, and, to be honest, a really annoying drum sound rather like tightly skinned tin cans. Even though the latter point is certainly subject to opinion, at least the other two positive attributes can be partly explained by the group having already cut an earlier album while still going by the rather unsavory name of Burn the Priest. Which about catches everyone up to discuss the band's second effort as Lamb of God, 2003's equally impressive As the Palaces Burn. First off, gone is that out-of-whack percussive curiosity thanks, boys!, but the band's knack for conjuring tasty riffs out of death metal's tired and weathered carcass remains intact, and it's pleasantly refreshing to discover something memorable and compelling about virtually every song. Among these, the excellent tandem of "Ruin" and the title track offer a powerful opening salvo, and additional highlights such as "11th Hour," "Boot Scraper," and the absolutely monstrous "Vigil" continually insert dark, distinctive melody lines within the heaviest of riffs. Further progress can be heard in vocalist Randy Blythe's performance, as he continues to shed his latent Anselmo-isms to strike a far more individual presence behind the mike. And still, for all of these positives, one can't help but feel in the end that there's still a wealth of untapped talent just beneath the surface here. If Lamb of God can maintain their momentum and actually figure it out, they may well find themselves at the top of America's heavy metal stack one day.
Rolling Stone - Kirk Miller
Lamb of God deliver a meticulously crafted metal assault.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/6/2003
  • Label: Razor & Tie
  • UPC: 656191000826
  • Catalog Number: 10008
  • Sales rank: 47,288

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Lamb of God Primary Artist
Christine Adler Drums
Willie Adler Guitar
Randy Blythe Vocals
Mark Morton Guitar
Technical Credits
Chris Poland Contributor
Louie Teran Mastering
Martin Luther King Jr. Quotes Researched & Compiled
Devin Townsend Producer, Engineer
Lamb of God Arranger, Producer
Dan Kearley Drum Editing
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    god bless lamb of god

    lamb of god is by far the best new metal (relax, i don't mean nu-metal) band I've heard in a long time. The drumming and guitar work on this album are both amazing and each song has its own memorable hook, while not sounding too much like each other. I heartily recommend this album

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    BUY THIS CD!

    This is an excellent cd. I personally think the first is better but this one is almost as good. I highly recomend you buy this cd!!!

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