Lamb of God
Sacrament


4.5
superb

Review

by atalackofwrds USER (7 Reviews)
October 19th, 2006 | 18 replies | 3,650 views


Release Date: 2006 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Brilliant, extremely tight, and much improved are only a few words I could use to describe Lamb of God's new album Sacrament. It contains brilliant musicianship and extremely good vocals. Anyone who is into Lamb of God or metal in general, should go out a

2 of 3 thought this review was well written

Lamb of God's Sacrament was one of the most highly anticipated metal albums of 2006, and with good reason. In the past Lamb of God have shown their incredible talent on every album from New American Gospel to Ashes of the Wake, but Sacrament is in a category all it's own...it is brilliant.

The album is incredibely atmospheric from it's start with "Walk With Me in Hell" to it's glorified ending of "Beating on Death's Door." The guitar work done by Mark Marton and Willie Adler is extremely intricate and adds a new element that none of the previous Lamb of God albums possess. Everything from the guitar riffs to Chris Adler's drumming and JC's bass are incredible, and don't be fooled by the vocals on "Redneck", Randy's voice is incredible. There is no argument that it has changed from Ashes of the Wake, but it is by no means falls into the "cookie monster" vocal category. His voice is much deeper and in some case, absolutely frightening. On such tracks as "Again We Rise," Randy sounds possessed, like a general leading his troops in battle, it really is something you need to experience.

In terms of how long Sacrament will run, it is about the same as Ashes of the Wake, again with 11 tracks, but I'm not bitching...45 minutes of kick ass metal is fine with me.

Randy's song writing ability has greatly improved as well:
"Seize the darkened day, there's only Hell to pay
And no one left to see this prodigal return."
Lyrical exerpt from "Blacken the Cursed Sun"

The songs are extremely tight and well rehearsed, and as I previously stated, fullofdark atmosphere. Fans looking for the classic riffs tht LOG are known for won't be upset either...songs like "Pathetic" and "Beating on Death's Door" are songs that are full of classic LOG riffs and will blow your mind.

All in all Sacrament was definitely worth my money, hell I would have paid more if I would have known it was this good. Both newer fans and older fans of LOG will be impressed and blow away by the level of musicianship displayed in Sacrament.

Musicianship:
Randy - Vocals are extremely improved over the past LOG albums. They are extremely clear and low, and the lyrics are brilliant.

Mark and Willie - I really don't know how to describe the guitar work other than by saying it's great. They have finally realized their potential as shredders and bust out some sick solos all throughout Sacrament.

JC - The bass is slightly more audible than it is on the past LOG albums, and JC does not dissapoint. His ability to keep up with Mark and Willie is incredible.

Chris - The drums are arguably the tightest thing on the album. The double bass rolls and fast and precise, and his drum fills are accurate and suite the songs perfectly.

Recommended Tracks:
-Walk With Me in Hell
- Pathetic
- Descending
- Blacken the Cursed Sun
- Beating on Death's Door

BOTTOM LINE: If you haven't bought Sacrament, go buy it. If your not gonna buy it, there's something wrong with you/



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Thor
October 19th 2006



10176 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

You're on the right path, but just include more detail next time. It's a little bit too short.

atalackofwrds
October 19th 2006



69 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

sorry...first review

atalackofwrds
October 19th 2006



69 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

sorry if it's too short, this is actually my first review. I find it much easier to play than to review haha.

Thor
October 19th 2006



10176 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

It's all good. It's much better than my first review, and thanks for not doing a track by track.

Cravinov13
October 19th 2006



3854 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Not bad. I like this CD. Walk With Me In Hell should officially be called the greatest Lamb Of God song ever.

Thor
October 19th 2006



10176 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I'd have to disagree, but it's still one of the highlights of the album. It's only the 2nd best song on the album.

Again We Rise ftw.

Bfhurricane
October 19th 2006



6194 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Nah, I disagree with both of you

Blacken the Cursed sun ftw!

Angmar
October 19th 2006



2689 Comments


this band is very blarg

who says tight anymore?

Drunken Viking
October 19th 2006



1023 Comments


What the hell does blarg mean.

A lot of people say tight, but I think you're thinking of a different meaning.

Angmar
October 19th 2006



2689 Comments


blarg has several meanings such as crappy or just as a normal phrase of meaningless.

x00046455
October 20th 2006



6 Comments


Kick Ass album. Randy Blythe is one very angry young man! Brilliant guitar work, has a very abrasive Pantera-esque sound! great review to, nice one for not goin for track by track.

atalackofwrds
October 20th 2006



69 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

just so we put this to bed, I used "tight" to refer to the accuracy of the instruments and quality of the songs, no to say "cool."

kingsoby1
Emeritus
October 20th 2006



4940 Comments


The review sounds a bit fanboy-ish. Judging from it, I might like this band, but in truth I cant stand this album, or Lamb of God for that matter. You generalize a lot.
Good first try.
And yes, tight is a valid adjective... meaning "not sloppy".

carney3110
October 20th 2006



310 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Great band, great album, and not a bad review, either! But all three of you are wrong. Foot To The Throat straight up owns!

LordShay
November 14th 2008



35 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Nobody seems to share my love for redneck..

KTV
November 14th 2008



760 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Beating on Death's Door is the best song on here.

PitDetonator
October 16th 2009



15 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Someone who doesn't like the band calling some who does a fan-boy = Troll

I liked the review. I'm pos'ing it

Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
October 16th 2009



30873 Comments


Agree with BfHurricane

Blacken The Cursed Sun ftw

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