LAMB OF GOD – VII: Sturm und Drang

[Editor’s Note: this release was also reviewed by Luke Maudsley.] It is really easy to use Lamb of God as a target dummy. I mean, for the past 100 years, this band has carried the thickheaded metal legacy that was passed like an aluminum beer can torch from Pantera. Throughout the 2000s, this band has cranked out record after record of middling groove metal that reinforces the stereotypes of heavy metal being the equivalent of a punching bag used to release uninteresting anger. Lamb of God is less like a…

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LAMB OF GOD – VII: Sturm und Drang

Lamb of God have been through some serious shit since their last album in 2012. So much shit that a combination of legal fees and Randy Blythe’s fatigue sent the whole project into hiatus, which, as we all know, is the band equivalent of booking an appointment with Dignitas. While unquestionably the dude most harmed by the whole fiasco is the guy who fucking died, it’s hard not to see the whole incident as a a bit of apocalyptically shitty luck. In the end it’s probably a good thing they…

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