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Album Review: Lamb of God – “Wrath”

LAMB OF GOD reissue albums ‘Wrath’ and ‘Resolution’ on June 14, 2024 via NUCLEAR BLAST RECORDS

Lamb of God WrathMarking the fifteenth anniversary of LAMB OF GOD’s ferocious 2009 album Wrath, the five-time Grammy-nominated metal titans are reissuing both Wrath and its impressive follow-up Resolution, originally released in 2012 before the most turbulent period in the band’s history.

Lamb of God’s Wrath is a thunderous declaration of dominance in the world of modern metal. Released in 2009, this album solidifies the band’s reputation as one of the most powerful and influential forces in the genre, delivering a relentless onslaught of crushing riffs, blistering solos, and guttural vocals that leave listeners breathless.

From the moment Wrath kicks off with the blistering opener, “The Passing,” it’s clear that Lamb of God means business. The band wastes no time in unleashing a barrage of bone-crushing heaviness that sets the tone for the entire album. Tracks like “In Your Words” and “Set to Fail” showcase Lamb of God’s trademark blend of groove-laden riffage and neck-snapping aggression, while “Grace” and “Reclamation” offer moments of haunting melody and atmospheric introspection.

One of the standout features of Wrath is the band’s masterful musicianship, which is on full display throughout the album. Guitarists Mark Morton and Willie Adler deliver a virtuosic display of riffing prowess, trading off blistering solos and intricate harmonies with ease. Meanwhile, drummer Chris Adler’s thunderous percussion drives the music forward with relentless precision, laying down a foundation of rhythmic intensity that is impossible to ignore.


Vocalist Randy Blythe delivers a tour de force performance on Wrath, unleashing a ferocious onslaught of growls and screams that cut through the mix like a razor-sharp blade. His lyrics, which explore themes of anger, defiance, and social commentary, add an extra layer of depth and intensity to the music, inviting listeners to dive deep into the darkness and confront the demons that lurk within.

In addition to its musical prowess, Wrath also benefits from its pristine production, which is clear, powerful, and perfectly suited to Lamb of God’s aggressive sound. Every instrument cuts through the mix with precision, allowing the band’s raw energy and intensity to shine through without sacrificing clarity or definition.

In conclusion, Wrath is a masterpiece of modern metal that showcases Lamb of God at the height of their powers. With its bone-crushing heaviness, masterful musicianship, and thought-provoking lyrics, this album is a must-have for any fan of heavy music. Whether you’re headbanging in the pit or banging your head at home, Wrath is sure to leave a lasting impression that will resonate long after the final notes have faded away.


Thomas Woroniak

Owner/Editor/Photographer/Journalist at AntiHero Magazine -- Thomas is a concert photographer and writer living in the Kansas City, MO area. When he isn't elbowing people in the photo pit, he makes an actual living as a web developer and freelance motion graphics designer. He is also a guitarist and studied music composition at the University of Illinois at Chicago -- Author: Thomas Woroniak

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