LAMB OF GOD – VII: STURM UND DRANG
Release Date: 24th July 2015
℗ 2015 Nuclear Blast Entertainment
- Still Echoes
- Erase This
- 512 4:44
- Engage The Fear Machine
- Delusion Pandemic
LAMB OF GOD seeking to overthrow the Enlightenment cult of Rationalism remains unclear, however what we can clarify is that Lamb Of God have reached deep within and produced a tremendous work of significant importance for both the band and their followers alike. Magnificent. Uplifting in nature but by no means lacking in malevolent ferocity, chock full of killer riffs.
The experiences of Randy Blythe and his imprisonment in the Czech Republic cast obvious influence over the writing and material contained within this collection of works, but in all fairness to the remainder of the group, musically this album is up there with their very best ever, but with a progressive edge. Perhaps the collaborations with Greg Puciato (THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN) on “Torches” or Chino Moreno (DEFTONES) on “Embers”, coupled with Randy’s excursion of incarceration have upped the ante for the entire group. Then as you listen to something as new and brilliant for the band as Torches, you soon realise Lamb Of God are far from finished refining the sound and exploring the possibilities.
If the opening track does not ‘Stir’ you into a furious frenzy of Lamb of God appreciation and celebration then ‘Erase This’ soon will be to the rescue.
At tracks finale, you are basically powerless to pause, simply because this work is the very definition of forward momentum. One is left wondering where Lamb Of God will take us next, but as the culmination of fifteen year experience we can rest assured that Lamb Of God will leave no devotee behind.
This is a very exciting time for Lamb Of God and those who appreciate their fine work.
The sky is clearly no limit for Lamb Of God.