16 Songs, 1 Hour 5 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Lamb of God’s seventh studio album opens with “Straight for the Sun,” wasting no time in cutting to the core of sludgy brutality. With an immediate onslaught of titanic doom riffs and an earthshaking rhythm section rumbling over Randy Blythe’s guttural howls, it shows why Lamb of God remains at the forefront of the New Wave of American Metal. The following “Desolation” hammers out a muscled groove under winding guitars, as Blythe’s feral shrieks morph into throat-grating bellows. Fans of Mark Morton’s seizure-inducing solos will revel in the ferocious attack of “The Undertow,” a standout boasting some of his best shredding to date. “The Number Six” flirts with accessibility in the chorus, where Blythe hints at singing an actual melody. Yet “Ghost Walking” is the approachable single, with its doubled harmonic guitar leads, sucker-punch changes, and Blythe’s sublime nods to Pantera’s Phil Anselmo. At six minutes and 36 seconds, “King Me” hints at journeying into prog-metal’s treacherous territory, replete with complex mathematical arrangements and a backing orchestra.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Lamb of God’s seventh studio album opens with “Straight for the Sun,” wasting no time in cutting to the core of sludgy brutality. With an immediate onslaught of titanic doom riffs and an earthshaking rhythm section rumbling over Randy Blythe’s guttural howls, it shows why Lamb of God remains at the forefront of the New Wave of American Metal. The following “Desolation” hammers out a muscled groove under winding guitars, as Blythe’s feral shrieks morph into throat-grating bellows. Fans of Mark Morton’s seizure-inducing solos will revel in the ferocious attack of “The Undertow,” a standout boasting some of his best shredding to date. “The Number Six” flirts with accessibility in the chorus, where Blythe hints at singing an actual melody. Yet “Ghost Walking” is the approachable single, with its doubled harmonic guitar leads, sucker-punch changes, and Blythe’s sublime nods to Pantera’s Phil Anselmo. At six minutes and 36 seconds, “King Me” hints at journeying into prog-metal’s treacherous territory, replete with complex mathematical arrangements and a backing orchestra.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics.
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Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
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Outstanding. Worthy follow up to Wrath.

LOG is indeed a cut above the rest of what remains of metal today. They're the real deal; nothing contrived here. Aside from the expected LOG-style pulverizing, Randy's vocal performance especially stands out. If he was pushing the boundaries on Sacrament and Wrath, he's clearly broken free of any boundaries here and set a new standard for himself (and other metal vocalists).

Well done.

Iskeeyou ,

Something is off

And I can't quite put my fingers on it. I was excited when I preordered, but after listening all day I honestly feel let down. It's LoG, but it feels off. I felt this the moment I heard Ghost Walking after pre order. It's just not as good as Ashes, sacrament, or Wrath. Just an opinion, and perhaps after a few more listens I'll change my mind, but for right now its just three stars.

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Dislike

Disappointed in Wrath and this new album Resolution. They peaked at Sacrament.

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