Sacramentby Lamb of God
Virginia metalcore kings Lamb of God get personal on the blistering Sacrament, an 11-track onslaught of machine gun riffs and larynx-shredding vocals filtered through an immaculately mapped-out rhythm section that owes as much to progressive rock as it does traditional heavy metal. Producer Machine, who helped craft 2004's Ashes of the Wake into one of the best metal records of the year, has returned, tightening his wrench and experimenting on Randy Blythe's voice like a fever-mad scientist. Longtime fans will no doubt debate the virtues of Sacrament's commercial bullet, the scathing White Zombie-meets-Megadeth single "Redneck," but the rest of the album is as brutal as anything they've ever done. Melodic opener "Walk with Me in Hell" culls inspiration from Piece of Mind-era Iron Maiden, "Pathetic" wraps itself around a sinewy lead that sounds like a snake swallowing dinner, and "Blacken the Cursed Sun," easily one of the best metal songs of 2006, shows further evidence of the band's potential to become the American version of Opeth. If Sacrament suffers from anything, it's a pounding sense of sameness. They rarely stray from the "Drop D" tuning, resulting in a second half that tends to blur, shake, and sputter out a bit, but there's no denying Lamb of God's almost unnerving power to conjure wind from the tiniest of stereo speakers.
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Performance CreditsLamb of God Primary Artist
John Campbell Bass Guitar,Group Member
D. Randall Blythe Group Member
Willie Adler Guitar,Group Member
Chris Adler Drums,Group Member
Randy Blythe Vocals
Mark Morton Group Member
Morton Mark Guitar
Technical CreditsMachine Producer,Audio Production,Guitar Engineer,Drum Engineering
Larry Mazer Management
Lamb of God Composer
Josh Wilbur Guitar Engineer,Drum Engineering
Tamra Feldman Management
K3n Adams Artwork
Ian Whalen Guitar Engineer
Jim Feeney Engineer
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Face melting album! I enjoyed most of what I heard throughout this album. One or two of the songs I did't care the most for lyrically because theya tad bit more vulgarity in them than I am use to, and the singer did mouth some sketchy things a couple of times in this, but that aside, this album is pretty darn good. Again, I must confess that I'm not the biggest fan of what Lamb of God represents lyrically, but I still believe no differently for listening to them...I'm really more about just great metal sound, and Lamb of God has it in spades! Heavy duty! I'm still the biggest fan of Ashes of the Wake, but this and Wrath are both pretty decent albums too. I have yet to heard As The Palaces Burn. I did just download New American Gospel, which I read reviews for and seem to be one of some people's favorites of theres, so I had decided to check it out next. I haven't listened to it yet, but I will be sure to give a review of it once I do...and then from there, later on, I may go ahead and snag As The Palaces Burn. Once again, Im in this for the awesome metal, but it is my suggestion that anyone reading this and looking for answers and purpose in life to turn toward Jesus. You're all worth so much more, and He can help you discover your true meaning and potential in life. If you already know Him, then you know, and that's awesome. God bless you all!
All i can say: Awesome
it's finally here.the new lamb of god,and let me tell you this, "it kicks a**". every song on this cd will hit you like a 10 ton sledge hammer. i suggest you go out and buy this cd. you won't be dissapointed !