Sacrament review by Lamb of God

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  • Released: Aug 22, 2006
  • Sound: 10
  • Lyrics: 10
  • Overall Impression: 10
  • Reviewer's score: 10 Gem
  • Users' score: 9 (344 votes)
Lamb of God: Sacrament
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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.

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    metal_dan
    lamb of god is by far the best new metal band out there. its not just some emo faggots trying to play metal. this cd sounds like the record labels pushed the band into changing their sound and it didnt work. ashes of the wake was a much better album. walk with me in hell is probably one of the worst songs on the cd. redneck, foot to the throat, and forgotten are the ones to listnin to. with that sad its still a good album. and one more thing. who the **** cares if its death black metalcore thrash or watever. its bad ass and u dont need to label it with some stupid genre.
    okay.. i agree AND disagree with you. this album is the shit, and i watched the making of it; record companies had nothing to do with this "new sound" you speak of. I love their old albums, and ashes of the wake is probably in my top 10 albums (along with sacrament), but i'm sick of hearing people say, "you like the album sacrament? wow man you must not have heard their old stuff." idk, the way you come off is just a little ignorant. also, idk what emo faggots you hear trying to play metal. i think emo faggots are most likely just trying to play emo...(?) BUT... i do like that you bashed the kid for freaking out that their not black metal. they're definitely trailer park metal, duh. (ps, that was a joke, i don't even know the different 'genres' of metal. and you shouldn't either, because really, who gives a steamy shit)
    Mr_CiNiC
    Dude... You guys all serious? I genuinely despise this album. The singing thing is the most obnoxious LoG can possibly be. I love Ashes of the Wake, I completely loved As the Palaces Burn, and I can't stop listening to Wrath. All of those are absolutely amazing. But Sacrament... Just... Ew. It's so terrible. There are very few metal bands that give me genuine migranes. In the case of Sacrament, this is one of them. The other one is Bring Me The Horizon.
    05McDonaldT
    DanRev wrote: RedNovember wrote: The best newer metal coming out these days is by Lamb of God. Oh hell no! Whats up with LoG being called Death/black? They're metalcore, jeez, I could understand if they were mislabeled as thrash, but black 'n' death? SHEEET. I'll check a few tracks of this out though, I've despised most of what LoG has put out before though.
    They are not Metalcore; Metalcore is Bullet for my valentine and Trivium. Lamb of God don't quite fit into any category of metal. This is a compliment. Although they do have rather a death metal sound they are definately not black metal
    BoxofFun
    xxieatbabiesxxx wrote: im looking forward to picking up this album. but as far as politics in music is concerned, i think it should be left out. politics are such bullshit as it is, we dont need people pushing their political ideals on us in the first place, especially through music. the only political song i wanna hear is one exposing both parties for being completely full of shit. thats the only complaint i have about lamb of god.
    Basically everyone else in Log has that same opinion, Mark Morton said he was really tired of political songs on the WWMIH dvd, thats why theres only one here, and none on wrath, as apposed to the like 3-4 on Ashes
    ryan21947
    lamb of god doesnt fit into a genre cuz they have their own, and that is PURE AMERICAN METAL. epic album too : D
    Trivium_Child
    Good album. Wrath is better. Same for all their old stuff. But this album is still awesome! Walk With Me in HELL, BITCHES!
    yngwie.jnr
    Mr_CiNiC wrote: Dude... You guys all serious? I genuinely despise this album. The singing thing is the most obnoxious LoG can possibly be. I love Ashes of the Wake, I completely loved As the Palaces Burn, and I can't stop listening to Wrath. All of those are absolutely amazing. But Sacrament... Just... Ew. It's so terrible. There are very few metal bands that give me genuine migranes. In the case of Sacrament, this is one of them. The other one is Bring Me The Horizon.
    well ur dumb.
    AbortedCannibal
    i love every single second of every single album ! i think Lamb Of God are musical geniouses an i will remain a big fan forever unless the sell out like Slipknot with there shitty album 'All Hope Is Gone' thats a disgrace L.o.G rule !
    LakeboDom
    ChrissyChiChi wrote: 'NFFC_1865 : IN my opinion Lamb Pf God is a boring, generic band.' If you listen to any of the following then just kill yourself, i really mean that in all seriousness as i lay dying, killswitch engage, autumn offering, it dies today, as blood runs black etc etc, they all are ****ing identical download some random guitar pro files from each band and compare them,copy a few riffs from each and paste them into a new file, you will see they are indistinguishable, no unique style to them at all. Lamb of God however even if you do not like the style they have, you cannot call them generic, their riffs are instantly distinguishable and i can think of no other band that sounds like them, check out some of their tabs and compare with the previously mentioned ones, you will see how varied and imaginitive their riffing is, straying past the frets 5 7 and 8 which the others stick so religiously too.
    i completely agree with u on the 5 7 8 melody but of the bands you listed 2 dont fall into that category. First As I Lay Dying and Killswitch have been around since metalcore started. iono just wanted to point that out
    Josh_crosby
    DaBlackE wrote: fwibble wrote: DaBlackE wrote: NFFC_1865 wrote: IN my opinion Lamb Pf God is a boring, generic band.IN my opinion you're a stupid, douchebag wll everyone's entitled to thei opinion dude, not everyone can enjoy Lamb Of God - I for one can though Thanks for quoting my post cuz these UG guys removed it!
    you fags probably listen to lincin park and disturded.. ha ha i hope mark willie adler finds you and bashes your brain in..
    cLarity-
    I think I've gotten tired of LoG. Chris and Willie Adler are an awesome duo, but I think Randy brings them down. I mean hes got some awesome vox, but man.. Hes such a D-Bag
    bangholio214
    from first to last do you think lamb of god is real metal or not beacause i also enjoy listenning to slayer, cannibal corpse,nile, death, possessed, morbid angel and you know all the other death and thrash metal
    kirkhammettruls
    fwibble wrote: DaBlackE wrote: NFFC_1865 wrote: IN my opinion Lamb Pf God is a boring, generic band.IN my opinion you're a stupid, douchebag wll everyone's entitled to thei opinion dude, not everyone can enjoy Lamb Of God - I for one can though
    yea, but if you dont like lamb of god, why the **** would you read this review? that guys a dumb ass. i for one, love lamb of god.
    jesussowns
    Gotta say I actually love every single second of every single song in this album!
    [x]Huffy[x]
    metallicafan180 wrote: Randy did sound a lot like Phil from Pantera on Redneck.
    I noticed that too. Not a bad thing though, made me want to listen to it all the more. Also, this is probably the best metal album I own. I wouldn't call it metalcore at all, most metalcore lyrics deal with love, heartbreak, etc, like Killswitch Engage, Bleeding Through, etc.. I'd call this album thrash metal to be honest. It doesn't really matter what genre it is though, what matters is that it's a kickass album, and is IN NO WAY "generic". F**K YEAH LoG!
    SGofawesome
    Every song on this album is amazing, but it's not exactly the LOG we know and love. Wrath kinda combines the old with the new, so I like that better. The songs I love on here most are obviously "Walk With Me in Hell", "Redneck", "Blacken the Cursed Sun", and probably "Again We Rise". But best albums? I honestly think they all have a different feel, so it's hard to compare. Sacrament is better than As the Palaces Burn in some aspects, and other aspects support Palaces as the better album. I personally think Palaces had the best riffs, but the songs on Sacrament are more memorable lyrically. New American Gospel is just plain heavy, which I like (although Adler's tiny snare sounds like a toy). Ashes of the Wake had a killer sound, and Wrath is in the same boat. A greatest hits? 1. Black Label 2. Terror & Hubris in the House of Frank Pollard 3. Ruin 4. 11th Hour 5. Vigil 6. As the Palaces Burn 7. Laid to Rest 8. Hourglass 9. Now You've Got Something to Die For 10. Redneck 11. Walk With Me in Hell 12. Blacken the Cursed Sun 13. Again We Rise 14. Set to Fail 15. Contractor 16. Reclamation