Lamb of God get political on their self-titled eighth album. Although 45 minutes of Middle-Aged White Male Aggression may feel out of pace with the current national moment, Lamb of God frontman Randy Blythe has always written more open-minded and inclusive lyrics than many of his peers — you just have to strain your ears to make sense of his screeds. Much of Lamb of God contains the sort of piledriving guitar riffs and Olympic-medal-worthy drumming the band has perfected over the last 20 years, making it easy for their less political fans to get in on the fun. That said, the group sounds best when they take musical risks. But after these brief moments of ear candy, the band quickly returns to its headache-inducing rhythms, which sometimes blur into each other.
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From their phenomenal instrumentation to the potency of their sociopolitical lyricism, Lamb of God remain titans of the genre, continuing to craft remarkable works of thrilling and captivating adrenaline. The Good: The first half of has been, to put it lightly, exhausting. From a viral outbreak to systemic racism, the world feels as if it is spinning out of control. As the album continues forward, Blythe makes his political stance clear; his disgust towards corrupt world leaders and human cruelty ring throughout the LP, infusing the music with a tremendous sense of emotion. A potential area of concern coming into this LP was that of the drumming, with founding stickman Chris Adler having been replaced by Art Cruz. His drumming helps to lay the foundation for the flow of the record, making for a cornerstone of its adrenaline-fueled frenzy. Furthermore, guitarists Mark Morton and Willie Adler, along with bassist John Campbell, all bring their A game, captivating listeners song after song with vibrant and rampant string work.
Randy Blythe and company prove themselves to be titans of heavy metal
Since their formation, Lamb of God has released ten studio albums two of them were released under Burn the Priest , one live album, one compilation album and three DVDs. In and the band received Grammy nominations for songs from their album Wrath. They also received a nomination in for their song "". Lamb of God has toured with the Ozzfest twice. From to they toured as part of Metallica 's World Magnetic Tour , and supported Slayer on their final world tour in and For the next five years, the band practiced in Richmond and around Virginia.