Lamb of God
Bringin’ on the Lamb of God!
September 10, 2009
Hi all! Haven’t been in blog world in a bit, took a break for a vacay. Thought I’d get back in to it and learn more about Lamb of God, as this is one group in the family of metal that I don’t know a lot about. My genre doesn’t include a lot of death, melodic death, metal core, groove, black metal but I’m open to listening and learning and I’m not going to “Fake it” to try to impress anyone and I’m not going to be narrow minded and not give it a shot. So here it goes…
I found their name popping up more and more over the past few months and then I was impressed when I found out they were going to be in our province along with Gwar, which meant I was actually going to get to see them live…cuz I just have to see Gwar *L* I think this concert is going to hurt my ears and head b/c “Job for a Cowboy” is also a band playing and if you remember reading a past blog about Death Metal, we saw All That Remains. I liked the music but the actual singing part was a nice break from the growling for my head…plus the acoustics were kinda sucky at the venue so that might have done it too. So my interest began when I kept hearing their name and then found out they were coming. This should be quite the show just before Halloween with all the death (metal) in the air and blood and body parts thrown from stage. I will need a bag to protect my camera b/c we’re there as media. Can’t wait!! Eeeeee!
You came here to read about what I had to say about Lamb of God so I’d better get my ass in to it. These guys started off in 1990 with the band name “Burn the Priest” however, after a short time they changed it to Lamb of God…that name doesn’t sound so hateful now, does it? They were actually banned in some places b/c their name was thought to be ‘evil’ and mean evil. Nah, really? So there boys and girls, remember when choosing a band name, make sure you’re not going to scare venue owners so they don’t add you to their concerts and events listings. These guys met in college (See! Pays to go to college! You can end up doing some really kewl things that have nothing to do with what you’re studying and it will totally piss your parents off after they’ve spent all that money to send you there). Mark Morton, drummer, actually left the band and went back to college tho to get his masters degree…way to go Mark! ^5 He came back to kick ass tho and to complete the band once again. Currently there’s 5 of them - Chris Adler-drums, Randy Blythe-vocals, Mark Morton-lead guitar, Willie Adler-rhythm guitar, John Campbell-bass. Going through different phases and sounds, they have had a sound of hardcore punk, thrash metal, and they even possess sludge metal influences and now are labelled as metal core and groove metal.
They were happy with their record label in the states but ended up looking to find another so that they can distribute outside of the US. They signed with Roadrunner, who incidentally owns Blabbermouth…what a great way to get your name out there! Blabbermouth is the CNN of the metal world. They released a new record Feb 09 (Wrath).
Lamb of God has toured with the big boys such as Metallica, Mastodon and Children of Bodom. You can consider Lamb of God one of the big boys and opening for a band that has been out of the scene for some time (Limp Biscuit), to open up for them, that would be a fucking slap in the face after all they’ve done and been the headlining acts at concerts. I can totally agree with Willie when he got upset about that conflict.
I’ve selected “Laid to Rest” as my vid to share. I like this one the best out of the ones I viewed and listened to. And I could actually make out what he was singing, it was awesome. Loved the sound.
And if you see me with ear plugs at the concert in Oct, its not b/c I don’t like the music! Its b/c I want to enjoy it! : )
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