Lamb Of God
23 February 2009
What they’re saying
Drummer Chris Adler is pretty damn confident people are going to like the new Lamb Of God album:
Typically bands that get to where we are in our career begin to slack off, smell the roses and regurgitate. We chose a different path. No one wants to hear another band member hyping a new record. Wrath needs no hype. We have topped ourselves and on February 24 you will feel it.
Ooh-err. Guitarist Mark Morton’s been talking about what that new path actually is:
[Wrath] is deliberately a little more raw and more aggressive than Sacrament was. This one’s really raw and real-sounding, from every angle, and we’re celebrating imperfections on this record. We’re choosing what takes stay on the record based more on their character and personality than how completely mechanically precise they are. It’s more about vibe and attitude in the takes than it is about, ‘Wow, that was perfect.’ It’s the perfect ones that get thrown away, because they’re just too sterile.
Thrash Hits verdict
The taste of Wrath over on Roadrunner Records’ website, ‘Contractor’, sounds every bit as raw as promised. Lamb Of God’s steady rise in popularity is not because of gimmicks, or because they happened to ride the right trend at the right time, but because they’ve never offered up anything other than granite-hard bile-fueled metal. That’s why their last album hit #8 on the Billboard 200, that’s why they earned their recent stint support Metallica, and that’s why Wrath is going to consolidate Randy Blythe an co as a new benchmark to beat.
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