Lamb of God, 'Wrath' (Epic)

Critical Mass
Label:

by David Marchese

The latest outburst of controlled aggression from these veteran Virginia metallurgists proves that consistency is a blessing and a curse. As always, the palm-muted jackhammer riffs and Randy Blythe's elastic denunciations of liars, hypocrites, and lying hypocrites are frightfully precise. Even the album's construction is unwavering -- every fifth track opens with delicate guitar filigrees. But primally satisfying as it is, the band's meat-and- taters thrash leaves one hungry for some Mastodon- style lateral thinking. Or not: The conflation of 9/11 and ecological ruin on "Reclamation" ends the slaughter in spectacularly blockheaded style.

BUY:

iTunesAmazon

00:00 00:00 No Song Selected More info
00:00 00:00
placeholder
Now Playing
  • 1 Stardeath and White Dwarfs — Luminous Veil " 04:40
  • 2 Tuatara — Snakecharmer " 02:56
  • 3 Sleep — The Clarity " 09:51
  • 4 The Weeknd — King Of The Fall " 05:02
  • 5 Unicorns — Rocketship " 02:50
  • 6 Valentino Khan — Make Some Noise " 03:43
  • 7 Christopher Denny — Watch Me Shine " 04:28

SPIN is a member of SPIN Music Group, a division of BUZZMEDIA