Lamb of God – VII: Sturm und Drang

lambofgodsturmback  Lamb of God has always been on my list of bands that I need to check out, but I’ve never gotten around to it. So when I saw that they were releasing “VII: Sturm und Drang” I figured this album would be as good a place to start as any, and boy was I right. After only listening to the first few tracks I was already more than satisfied with this album as it was intense, refreshing for me, and an overall excellent sound that I now know why Lamb of God is so popular and successful because they pack a wild punch and got the metal to back it up all the while. The only real exception from this heavy album is the song “Overlord” which is a great break in pace as it slows things down and Randy Blythe isn’t screaming which was a very nice and interesting change especially for someone like me who loves it when bands do that kind of s**t. It was performed so well! Every song was a whole new experience that I was not expecting but I was more than happy to get simply because of how awesome this album is. “VII: Sturn und Drang” is impressive and earns my thumbs up every day of the week! Now if you would excuse me, I’m gonna go expand my knowledge of Lamb of God.

You can stream “VII: Sturn und Drang” on Spotify here, watch the music video for “512” (my personal favorite off the album) via YouTube below, and buy the album via iTunes here.

Track Listing (including deluxe version):

  1. Still Echoes
  2. Erase This
  3. 512
  4. Embers (feat. Chino Moreno)
  5. Footprints
  6. Overlord
  7. Anthropoid
  8. Engage the Fear Machine
  9. Delusion Pandemic
  10. Torches (feat. Greg Puciato)
  11. Wine & Piss
  12. Nightmare Seeker (The Little Red House)