LAMB OF GOD ASHES OF THE WAKE SONY 2004 - Reviewed by Chaoslord
1) Laid To Rest 2) Hourglass 3) Now You've Got Something To Die For 4) The Faded Line 5) Omerta 6) Blood Of The Scribe 7) One Gun 8) Break You 9) What I've Become 10) Ashes Of The Wake 11) Remorse Is For The Dead
I have just gotten into and I am ashamed to say I hadn't heard too much of them before "As the Palaces Burn" came out. Plus it's sad as well being as they are from Richmond, VA which is about two and a half hours away from where I live. This being said, I am really impressed with these guys.
This album has some political undertones in it but it doesn't take away from the album. It isn't anything on the scale of Rage Against The Machine kinda political, but they get their point across without bludgeoning you to death with it. Anyways this is a phenomenal CD and one that has seen a lot of play time in my list of new buys. With this being the first album I purchased by them I will definitely go back and listen to their last two. This album contains everything a metal fan loves about his/her music--memorable and crunching guitar, bombastic drums, heavy bass lines, and a vocalist that can make you quiver like a scared child. Randy Blythe is the vocalist for this band and throughout the album he is going from low end guttural to hardcore style shrieking and he pulls it off flawlessly. And for those of you out there who love breakdowns, then this is the album for you. Almost every song on the CD features a kick ass headbanging breakdown. I almost knocked myself out numerous times on my steering wheel while playing this CD. Which reminds me, don't listen to this loud while you are driving because you will probably get a ticket for speeding and want to beat the crap out of something after you are done. I can sit here all day and tell you how good this CD is but the best way if to go out and buy it yourself and see just what kind of beast Lamb of God is.
About this Writer: Greg Watson // Greg Watson has been hooked on the loud and heavy sounds since the summer of 1994 when he first heard the opening notes of "Operation: Mindcrime" by Queensryche. Since then his tastes have expanded and grown like the ever evolving heavy metal tree of genres. He has been an active member of Maximum Metal off and on for 10 years. In his spare time, Greg enjoys deciding the fate of his loyal subjects in the realm of Skyrim and secretly playing air keyboard to "Separate Ways" by Journey when no one is watching. He currently resides in Roanoke, VA with his wife and his metal wannabe beagle.
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