Lamb Of God - Resolution
Label: Roadrunner Records
Reviewer: Anas Disi - 2012-09-05
Highlights: King Me, The Undertow
With the end of 2011 and the arrival of 2012; the year that the soothsayers went crazy about with their bizarre, huge-scale predictions, Lamb Of God kickstart the gallery of releases from big-name, well-known bands in the international scene with a new year's Resolution.
To say the least about the album, it is yet another fairly entertaining groove-thrash ride, showcasing the ability of highly skilled drummer Chris Adler as well as the neverending riff ideas presented by Willie and Duane, while Randy Blythe does his run-of-the-mill "thrashy metalcore" vocals that give the band a somewhat distinct sound.
However, a wise businessman once said, "If something works, abuse it until it no longer sells." I'm not sure who said it or if it was even said, but nowadays, most bands like Lamb Of God are pulling this trend with releasing yet another same-sounding album with no innovation. Take it from me, the album is not bad at all if you are a fan or a frequent listener, but even for a first-timer LoG listener, the songs will fall out of his rotation really soon enough.
A fairly well-done, high-quality, polished and instrument-backed record, but very mediocre as well in the form of a good album. And it really drags on after the tenth track. Until the day Lamb Of God release something as innovative and inspired as Ashes Of The Wake, I won't be really digging them.