Lamb Of God released their fourth studio album, Sacrament on August 22, 2006. It debuted at number eight on the Billboard 200 charts, selling 63,000 copies in the first week alone.
By 2010, it had sold over 331,000 copies and was nominated for a Grammy in 2007 under the Best Metal Performance category. Sadly, it lost to Slayer's "Eyes of the Insane", but the fact that it was nominated it still incredible.
The first single was released in June of the same year and was "Redneck."
The music video for this is single is rather perfect really. Lamb Of God gets asked to play a little girl's birthday party, and the mother clearly thought they were something completely different. Its pretty awesome, honestly. The song isn't half bad either, it is definitely one of those songs to crank up when the world is pissing you off and you need something to fuel you. "This is a motherfucking invitation. You try me."
What a great way to introduce your album to the world! That sounds completely sarcastic, but we honestly do mean that.
Along with the debut single, a couple other tracks stood out to us. One of them being "Requiem" which is most definitely a cry for help. It clearly comes from a very dark, harmful place, and really shows you into the mind of someone who's at their lowest. Help people like this this, it will more than likely save their life.
The last track we wish to mention is "Blacken The Cursed Sun", which is anti-religious and kind of awesome. There's not a ton to be said about it, rather than it questions all religion and is all worded very well.
Over all, it is a decent album. Still a bit heavier than what we personally choose to listen to on a regular basis, but not bad in the slightest!
Keep up with Lamb Of God and all they have going on by heading over to their official website. Over there you will find a bunch of tour dates and festival performances! They will be going out on tour with Clutch and Corrosion of Conformity May 3, through June 7, and will be performing at Fort Rock, Welcome To Rockville,Carolina Rebellion, Rock On The Range,Northern Invasion, Rock'n Derby, and Bonnaroo.
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