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LOG's hit the nail on the head for the 5th time...
on 23 February 2009
First things first, for those of you out there that believe Lamb of God went "mainstream" or have "sold out" for any album after 'As the Palace Burns' this album is not for you. This is the sound of a maturing band that have managed to develop there sound into a groove-laden, technical-riffing, saw-throated metal behemoth, taking the best parts of all there previous albums (including the Burn the Priest album) and compiling them into this modern masterpiece. I'm going to be honest in saying that I am probably quite biased in the praise of this album being a huge fan of Lamb of God and also a musician who respects them for their individual skills and songwriting but this truly is an album in which old fans and those of you who have never experienced LOG should delve into. First track 'The Passing' will shock a lot of you. It shocked me certainly. It's not at all what you would expect to hear on a Lamb of God release, it is, however, beautifully written and the perfect build up to launch the listener straight into the crushing 'In Your Words' which has my favourite intro of any LOG song yet. All the songs hold their ground very well but I'm sure everyone will be able to find their highlights. For me 'Grace' has a refreshing use of melody while retaining the heavy-as-hell sensibilities that Lamb of God are loved for. For those of you that simply could not 'get-into' Sacrament (like myself, not for lacking of trying) this album should allow you to restore an immediate appeal. On that note for those of you who fell in love because of Sacrament should fall in love all over again. Basically what I'm trying to say can be summed up very simply - this is a great album. Most of you should enjoy it. Those of you who are not sure should still try it. And those mentioned before for accusing LOG of 'selling out' - unlucky because you're missing out on a genuinely superb collection of material. Buy now!