Just over seven years ago, Lamb Of God released their fifth studio album, Wrath. It came out on February 23, 2009 through Epic Records and reached number 2 on the Billboard 200.
Lamb Of God actually received a Grammy nomination in 2010 for the second single on this album, "Set To Fail", and then again for "In Your Words" the following year. They unfortunately lost to Judas Priest the first year, and then Iron Maiden in 2011, but getting nominated for a Grammy alone is such an honor.
Honestly, I can see why "Set To Fail" was nominated. Its pointing the finger back at someone who's targeting you. They're hurting others because they're lost and out of luck. This is probably the first Lamb Of God song I can geniunely say I've enjoyed. The lyrics are good, the instrumentals are powerful, but yet you can still hear the meaning. Its felt like in some other works that the meaning was drowned out completely, and that is a damn shame if you ask me.
That being said, I found this album easier to listen to than anything else I've heard from Lamb Of God so far. Given, I am still fairly new to their music, but still. More of the meanings were showing through, and the talent all around in the style. Would I voluntarily turn this on while riding in the car or scrolling through the internet? No probably not, but I could see this album in particular growing on me to the point where maybe I wouldn't turn it off either. I see the appeal, its just not my normal taste.
Definitely the best I've heard out of them yet. If anyone has any recommendations for Lamb Of God songs, please feel free to leave them in the comments, or post on my Facebook or Twitter. I would love to hear some suggestions! Maybe I could get into them, who knows?
Before you do that though, be sure to head over to Lamb Of God's official website to see everything they've got going on. 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. Further information can be found on Lamb Of God's website or the respective festival websites!
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