New American Gospel review by Lamb of God

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  • Released: Sep 26, 2000
  • Sound: 10
  • Lyrics: 7
  • Overall Impression: 10
  • Reviewer's score: 9 Superb
  • Users' score: 8.7 (54 votes)
Lamb of God: New American Gospel

Sound — 10
If anyone has ever listened to Lamb Of God, their immediate first impression is usually somewhere along the lines of 'Holy Shit!' Whether or not someone is a fan, no one can deny Lamb Of God's unrelentless deliverance of complex vocal lines, anarchist driven lyrics, political influence, hypnoticly thumping bass lines, machine gun drums, and of course Mark Morton's mind blowing guitar lines.

Lyrics — 7
Randy Blythe definately does something special when it comes to vocals. Blythe brings a new edge to the vocalism of heavy metal, often defined by his strange ability to scream in 'key'. His vocals tend to drone as a sort of ambiance complementing the instrumentals by working in many different rhythm patterns at once. The only problem with Randy is that there is absolutely no way to decifer what he is saying just by listening on New American Gospel.

Overall Impression — 10
The Black Dahlia is my favorite song on this ablum. It adds a new twist to more traditional thrash roots by adding in an uncommon complexity in the guitar riffs that is not over exagerated as the main focus, but instead compliments everything else in the song. This CD is a must own for anyone who has any intrest in the band.

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    ALthough i could barely understand randy blythe's vocal on this album, New American Gospel is a kick ass heavy hardcore metal album.If your a LOG fan definitly buy this album.
    black label was the first lamb of god song ive ever heard, so i loved it! when i heard this band, i listened to punk rock. but now, since ive heard real music, i realized how gay punk is! LOG f***** owns!!! when i heard all their newer stuff i was like "wtf?". but i love it all the same now!!!
    ok i have listened tho this album which is amazing but ITS THE FUCKING VOCALS!! I like LoG's vocals but i like being able to understand them by ear and on sacrament and ashes of the wake i can do so but the legendary black label on this cd is probably the best song on this cd along with ODHGABFE,and subtle arts but overall AMAZING if you call yourself a lamb of god fan without this cd WTF GO OUT THERE AND BUY IT
    im sorry for all of you that say this album wasnt that great. This was their ****ing BEST. (besides as the palaces burn)