Artist: Lamb of God
Album: VII: Sturm Und Drang
By: Jason Gillis
Lamb of God has long been a pretty controversial band for years, but regarless of what critics may think or say, they cannot deny that these guys are talented musicians. They are back with their seventh studio album titled “VII: Sturm Und Drang”, which translates as Storm and Stress. These guys have been rocking the metalcore scene for over 20 years, yet they can still deliver some incredible music, as you’ll hear in this new album.
They started the album off with a single they released called “Still Echoes”. Right off the bat they rock out with a heavy, powerful song. The song “Embers” is a great heavy, deep bass song that features Chino Moreno from Deftones and he adds a nice element to the song. Midway through the album it slows down a bit with a slower, clean vocaled song, “Overlord”. “Torches” features Greg Puciato from The Dillenger Escape Plan and it’s a steady faster paced song with great guitar riffs and drum patterns. Ending the album with “Nightmare Seeker (The Little Red House)” continues the steady, heavy feel that is present throughout the album. It has some awesome guitar riffs, deep, complicated drumming, and a pretty sick solo.
For being considered the so-called “old guys”, they still know how to rock. They were a part of the start of a different kind of heavy metal and to this day they continue to be some of the best in their genre at what they do. This album proves that they are still as talented as they’ve ever been. Awesome riffs from every instrument, amazing solos, powerful vocals, this album delivers everything you could ask for from them, it’s a great album.