Lamb of God
Ashes of the Wake


4.0
excellent

Review

by Drunken Viking USER (20 Reviews)
April 23rd, 2006 | 9 replies | 2,718 views


Release Date: 2004 | Tracklist


1 of 2 thought this review was well written

I can still remember the first time I heard this record close to a year ago. My brother had been telling me to listen to this band, they had excellent guitar players and a great drummer. So after weeks and weeks of him practically begging me to listen I finally threw this into my computer to see what all the fuss was about. The second I heard the opening riff to Laid to Rest I was hooked. Marc Morton and Willie Adler were absolutely devastating on guitar, their lead playing was incredible, so fast and yet so technical. Chris Adler was a god in my opinion, I had no idea double bass could be used like him with constant 16th notes and triplets and doubles blended in. Randy Blythe had one of the most horrifying screams on the this album, either the low growl used to often as on One Gun and most of the album, to the high shrieks used at select moments like during the outro scream of Ashes Of The Wake in Hourglass or during the chorus of the limited edition bonus track An Extra Nail For Your Coffin. While not heard for the most part of the album John Campbell grooves his way up and down the fret board in every song and really adds to the rhythm section. I couldn't believe that it took me so long to hear them. While some may complain of this being overproduced, I find it to be perfectly produced, much better then on New American Gospel, or even As the Palaces Burn. So if you want a hard hitting almost orgasmic listen you best check out Lamb of God's newest studio album, Ashes of the Wake.



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Thor
April 23rd 2006



10178 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

you hit the nail on the head, good sir.

Shadows
Moderator
April 24th 2006



2530 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

I'm with you guys on this one. I've been hooked on Lamb of God lately, and this has really grown on me. Laid to Rest, Hourglass, and Blood of the Scribe are some top-notch riff-fests.

Confessed2005
April 24th 2006



3314 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

The opening/main riff of 'Laid To Rest' is awesome fun to play on guitar. This album is very good but not quite as good as 'As The Palaces Burn'.

Drunken Viking
April 24th 2006



1023 Comments


YES! We've converted ShadowsFallen into a Lamb Of God fan. m/

Shadows
Moderator
April 25th 2006



2530 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

Lawl, I guess you have. I still don't like New American Gospel, but the other two albums are sweet. I'm listening to Ashes of the Wake right now.

ReturnToRock
May 15th 2006



3448 Comments


i heard ione of their albums fleetingly at a record store, the production stinks.

k4t4lyst
June 5th 2006



201 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

I still think this album is too perfectly produced. I like the heavier sound of NAG and the original BTP debut.

Drunken Viking
June 21st 2006



1023 Comments


Nice. Now I have another review. :cool: This Message Edited On 06.21.06

k4t4lyst
June 21st 2006



201 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

^I hate that though...I had two blurbs boosted into reviews...and I want my reviews to be impressive...now I gotta edit them



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