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InTuneReview :: Lamb of God - Resolution
From the moment Randy inhales and and lets out that unmistakable scream, you know you're in for something special. "Straight for the Sun" is the opening track on Resolution, Lamb of God's seventh studio album, and it sets the show rolling with an impending doom feel to it, which is quickly transformed by Chris Adler on drums brining in some killer fills to start the next song, "Desolution". This is a powerful song, all Lamb of God, grooving riffs, double kick drums and screaming vocals. The guys have also included some more guitar solos on this album that only reinforce the ability that these two have when it comes to shredding with the best of them.
The lyrics are not just the overlapping extras on the song to make it gel together like a lot of songs out there today. The lyrics on the album are meaningful, and sung with a passion and an energy that Randy conjures up from deep down inside. How anyone can keep this style of singing up for years on end baffles me, but some are just born with a gift.
While not straying away from the Lamb of God sound and feel to any great extent, they have defiantly upped the ante on this album. It is full of monster riffs, and the bass of John Campbell has been showcased here beautifully, especially on "The Number Six", probably the stand out track for me. After working with different fusion drummers to prepare for the making of this album, Chris Adler shows that he is one of, if not the best metal drummer going around these days.
The track "Ghost Walking" starts off with some bluesy acoustic guitar, you could imagine someone on the front porch jamming, only to be blown away by the full force of the band coming straight out of the front door.
With 14 tracks, the ferocious energy is calmed slightly in the middle with "Barbarosa", an instrumental track of about a minute and a half that lets you get your breath back before you're pushed back into the pit with full force on the next, "Invictus".
The closing song, "King Me" is an epic song with a Gothic or black metal feel, with spoken word and beautiful and haunting female backing vocals. It is truly a huge sounding song once it gets going.
All in all, the album is one of brutal force, face melting at it's best. If you haven't heard it, do so now. Play it once, then press play again let it really sink in how good this album actually is.