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All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
The first volume in Lamb of God's massive Hourglass: Anthology box set is entitled The Underground Years though it can be purchased as a separate volume. Its 13 cuts range from 1998's self-titled Burn the Priest debut on Legion Records which was re-released by Epic in 2005 while the quintet was forging its trademark hybrid of bare-bones thrash and death metal through 2000's New American Gospel and 2003's As the Palaces Burn, on the Prosthetic label. It's compelling to listen to the hard-hitting primitivism of Burn the Priest, which walks the hardcore thrash side of the fence more than it does death metal side, though its feet are planted if shallowly in that soil as well -- ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
The first volume in Lamb of God's massive Hourglass: Anthology box set is entitled The Underground Years though it can be purchased as a separate volume. Its 13 cuts range from 1998's self-titled Burn the Priest debut on Legion Records which was re-released by Epic in 2005 while the quintet was forging its trademark hybrid of bare-bones thrash and death metal through 2000's New American Gospel and 2003's As the Palaces Burn, on the Prosthetic label. It's compelling to listen to the hard-hitting primitivism of Burn the Priest, which walks the hardcore thrash side of the fence more than it does death metal side, though its feet are planted if shallowly in that soil as well -- take a listen to "Bloodletting" as a prime example. That said, "Suffering Bastard," on the same album, brings in the first of its insane tempo and dynamic changes and double-tracks Randy Blythe's vocals in both guttural and screaming modes. The jump to New American Gospel is substantial. The songs gets longer, the band has been playing as a unit longer, and they've been tested on the road doing everything from basement shows to opening for mid-level and even prominent death metal acts. They also learned how to use a recording studio more effectively though Steve Austin and Chris Adler produced both sets. Check the changes in tension, texture, and sonic effects on "Pariah." Devin Townshend produced As the Palaces Burn, and one can hear the sound of a band on the verge of breaking out, fully confident in what it has chosen to affect as its musical identity, as tracks such as "11th Hour" and the title cut evidence. Hardcore fans could argue as to material selection here all day, but this volume does present a representative document of Lamb of God's formal development and their transition from the underground to the Billboard-charting major-label act they would become in 2004.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/1/2010
  • Label: Epic
  • UPC: 886974801429
  • Catalog Number: 748014
  • Sales rank: 55,852

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Lamb of God Primary Artist
Willie Adler Guitar, Group Member
Chris Adler Drums, Group Member
Randy Blythe Vocals, Group Member
John Campbell Bass, Group Member
Mark Morton Guitar, Group Member
Technical Credits
Devin Townsend Producer
Lamb of God Composer, Producer
Steve Austin Producer
Chris Adler Composer, Producer
Randy Blythe Composer
John Campbell Composer
Mark Morton Composer
Abe Spear Composer
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  • Posted April 28, 2011

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    Sweet!

    I had not heard a whole lot of Lamb of God's older stuff until after hearing The Underground Years, with the exception of New American Gospel, which I actually have on iTunes, but as far as Burn The Priest's stuff and As Palaces Burn, I had not really ever heard them before. Overall, what I heard on this CD...not bad. I still don't necessarily condone what Lamb of God/Burn the Priest represents lyrically overall, but they still shred!

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