Sound — 10
After listening to Lamb of God's 2004 release, Ashes of the Wake, I was certain that they could never make a better album no matter how hard they tried. But now, with the 2006 release Sacrament, they have really outdone themselves. The drums have a sharper, more distinct sound with incredibly fast and intricate fills and beats. The guitars worked in incredibly fast solos and made their sound a lot creepier in some tracks.
Lyrics — 10
The lyrics have really changed since Ashes of the Wake. The biggest change is that there are NO political lyrics at all. After hearing that, it's a very nice change from constant government bashing, even tho that's not a bad thing. Randy and Mark made shur that the lyrics were as deep and meaningful as possible. It takes more thinking to realize what the meaning behind the song actually is. In Ashes of the Wake, you knew that the lyrics would have something to do about the government or the war in Iraq or how terrible establishment was, or drugs. some of those themes are in this album, but theyr placed in there more discreetly.
Overall Impression — 10
Lamb of God always seems to outdo all the competition. It seems like the 4th album is always the point of destruction for some bands, like Avenged Sevenfold. Thank Jesus that didn't happen to Lamb of God. The most impressive songs off this album are Walk With Me in Hell, Redneck, Blacken the Cursed Sun, Forgotten (Lost Angels), and Beating on Death's Door. Every song on this album is awesome, some are just awesomeer tho. I hate nothing about it. Origionally, I downloaded all of these songs off limewire, but after listening to it, I felt terrible with myself. As an alternative to killing myself, I went to Best Buy and bought the album. If some asshole stole it, I would hunt them down and slaughter them, then go buy another copy just in case another asshole tried to steal it or the first asshole came back to life.