Resolution

Studio Album by released in 2012

Resolution review

Lamb Of God set the bar even higher

Since you reading this Lamb Of God is more than just a collocation for you, and there is no sense in telling you how and what for this American band became prominent. Resolution is the seventh album delivered by this extreme outfit, two years after the release of their most acclaimed and best selling effort Wrath (2009). Two Grammy nomination and huge (for a band playing THIS kind of music) commercial success illustrated the truth that playing even the cruelest mixture of heaviest metals may get you to stardom. You would not be surprised to know that the making of Resolution engaged the duties of the same producer who worked with Wrath. This specialist named Josh Wilbur offered a different sounding to the new CD, which is going to please all those who stand for the purity, originality and fineness of the style. Lamb Of God’s new album does sound rougher, rawer and edgier. In terms of music itself, Resolution holds no big surprises, which is exactly what we all expected to have. Lamb Of God are not the ones to like making surprises, but the ones who prefer following the time- and audience-tested methods they invented for their own good many years ago. However, they reach a higher execution level every time they do it again.

Resolution brings darkness and chaos

No awards or major label contracts will lure Lamb Of God off into the tempting lands of commercial music making. This is how we can translate into words the message made by the instruments on Resolution, an album that starts with a short, but immensely tough track called Straight For The Sun. The musicians chose to express themselves in brief form, trying to say everything right off. Cheated, Guilty, Desolution do not allot any time for us to get ready, and without build-ups they rage their way through. In between solid blocks of quality riffs the guitarists lay small, yet difficult and biting solos. Of all the fourteen tracks there is only The Number Six that looks as a possible pop-hit with a tangible and catchy chorus. The music of Lamb Of God does not let one sun ray in and leaves no hope. Even the acoustic beginning of Ghost Walking, and the beautiful melody of Insurrection accumulated a great amount of tension. Vocalist Randy Blythe extracts from himself guttural growling that makes impossible to discern his words, which, by they way, are worth knowing because the ensemble, as always, supplied the music with descent lyrics..

Nearly a perfect album

On the Resolution album, Lamb Of God stopped within a couple of steps from technical perfection. As heavy and aggressive their material is, it is hard not to notice how complex the guitar passages are, how consistent the interaction of bass and drums is, how impressive the singing is. At the same time, the American outfit strives to prove that even in their straightforward and radical genre there can be space for experiments and original song-writing ideas. The album concluding King Me does not look like a Lamb Of God piece at all. With almost a seven-minute duration, this epic track includes female vocals, atmospheric keys and something between prophecy and spell uttered by Randy in clean voice. An outstanding, diverse album, Resolution will astonish even those who are accustomed to Lamb Of God high standards. The Americans do not squeeze most out of their style, but they do develop it as they evolve simultaneously. Once again the band has managed to outdo the previous achievements, but there is something that states Lamb Of God are going to being many more pleasures to their audience with their sensational records.