KMA2479 Lamb Of God – New American Gospel

On Spec 4: Lamb Of God – New American Gospel

I snagged some Lamb Of God in this group of discs, interested to check them out as I will be seeing them perform in May during the Slayer show…

This is their second record, the first with Willie Adler on guitar (replacing Abe Spear). This edition I have here is a remaster from Metal Blade with four bonus (demo) tracks on it. Check this: “The remastered version contains a note on the inlay that explains that the sound of the album is less polished than their newer work, in part due to time constraints as well as heavy drinking.” Haha.

This has been labelled grindcore, groove metal and death metal, for those who like to label things. Revolver magazine named it one of the “69 Greatest Heavy Metal Albums Of All Time. High praise!

As for my impression on this playthrough, I can keep this short: This is one hell of an album musically, full-on aggression and screaming madness and pounding metal mayhem. It’s like they took every heavy metal element in existence and made an album of it all, cranked to 11 and not giving a fuck. It is incendiary, indeed. Holy hell this one is relentless and will crush your skull! I don’t usually go for the screamo-growly vocals like this but, while it’s not something I would play all the time, this still scratched that metal itch really, really well. \m/  \m/

The record had one single, Black Label. Talk about crushing. CRANK IT!

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Posted on February 25, 2018, in posts by aaron and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 12 Comments.

  1. Great review! This is a BEAST of an album — loving that double pedal brutality on the drums and Randy Blythe’s sickening vocals. PLUS, you seeing Slayer?!?!?! Luckyyyyyyyyyyyyyy…..
    Milo.

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  2. Is it me or do they have a bit of a Pantera-y thing going on?

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    • The music is a bit Pantera-y, on that track, yeah. A kid at work says their other (newer) stuff doesn’t sound like this much anymore, and said Black Label is the only song they ever play off this record anymore. I have more here, I’ll get to them shortly, and we’ll find out!

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  3. I thought I recognized that logo from the concert poster you shared recently – nice idea to do some listening homework before the show!

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  4. Good grief! I feel like I just got battered around the side of the head a few times.

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