Ashes of the Wake review by Lamb of God

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  • Released: Aug 31, 2004
  • Sound: 4
  • Lyrics: 6
  • Overall Impression: 4
  • Reviewer's score: 4.7 Poor
  • Users' score: 9 (177 votes)
Lamb of God: Ashes of the Wake
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Sound — 4
Complete and utter waste of expensive equipment, talent, and time does not begin to describe this ten dollar excuse of a frisbee. Morton and Adler's guitars sound like kazoo's being run through a twenty dollar amp being played by twelve year olds who just discovered pinch harmonics and palm muting while the bass and drums are average at best. The only thing that saves this album from getting a 1 or even a 0 if possible are the solos and occasional errie intros.

Lyrics — 6
Blythe spits out lyrics of a politcal and human nature which are some what enjoyable if you can get past his not necessarily horrible, but better described as intersting voice. Despite being typical and unoriginal of this genre, and unable to follow any type of stanza formation the lyrics will get stuck in your head if you take the time to listen to them.

Overall Impression — 4
Ashes Of The Wake makes Metallica's St. Anger look like the holy grail of metal. The only memorable song on this album was Ashes Of The Wake which is actually an instrumental of solos made with the help of Chris Poland and Alex Skolnick. Despite this bad review Lamb Of God is actually a pretty decent band and very enteratining to watch live, but this album is simply not worth your money or time. If it was stolen I would laugh and feel sorry for the theif who is about to waste the next forty eight minutes of his life. If I can help anyone with this review in anyway it would be stay away from his album and get Megadeth's The System Has Failed.

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