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5.0 out of 5 stars
Pure American Metal!, 23 Sept. 2005
Absolutely Awesome!! LOG's most recent album and they've lost nothing.
Tight, punishing riffs, brutal drumming and vocals that conjure images of hell itself.
Definitely more polished and, arguably, more accessible than their previous album, As The Palaces Burn but still awesome.
Laid to Rest has to be THE album-opener of the decade and the rest just get better.
The album thunders along at a break neck pace with highlights such as the punishing, Hourglass. The Faded Line with it's almost Maiden-esque, galloping riff. The soul destroying Blood of the Scribe.
The title track, Ashes Of The Wake has to be one of the greatest, politically fuelled instrumentals in modern metal.
I saw LOG at Download 2005 and was blown away. One of the few modern bands around that are better live than recorded.
LOG are not for the faint hearted but as an introduction to a style of technical, blistering thrash/metal/hardcore like no other then Ashes Of The Wake is ideal.
Be warned though, if you're expecting the clean, vocals found with Killswitch Engage and the likes, then think twice before parting with your cash.
LOG is balls-in-a-vice, true metal in every sense.
If you only buy one metal album this year, make it this.