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Lamb Of God Enters Number Two At , Tops Canadian Chart

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American heavy metal group Lamb Of God has entered the Billboard charts at number two with their brand new studio album, "Wrath" after selling over 68,000 copies of the album in its first week. The album has also debuted at number one on the Canadian album charts. Stay tuned for more news on how well the band has been doing with "Wrath."

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1. morrisonmetal writes:

getting better and better. imagine there next album.

# Mar 4, 2009 @ 3:55 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. brandedcfh420 writes:

i wonder how soon till the the haters come in and claim they are sell-outs now, just because their new cd debuted at #2...!

# Mar 4, 2009 @ 3:58 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Diamond Oz writes:

First off, congratulations to Lamb Of God for doing so well with the album.

However I really have to confess that I'm already getting annoyed with this. I keep hearing the song "Set To Fail" everywhere I go and it's driving me nuts. Plus there's too much hype around it for me to take it with a completely open mind because everyone promises how good it is and as I've said hundreds of times before, I just can't hear it. I found an old DVD the other day which had a load of videos on, one of which was "Laid To Rest" and I really tried to like it, just couldn't. It annoyes me because I feel like I'm missing out on something.

So yeah, well done to them again.

# Mar 4, 2009 @ 4:05 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. RememberMetal? writes:

Strong showing for a strong album, 100% earned.

Oz
There's not much to get, its just hooky metal. "Laid to Rest" is a perfect representation of the bands sound. If its not clicking its not meant to be, I've been through the same thing with bands like Dream Theater and The Locust. I -know- they're good, I can hear the technical and compositional genius at work, but it just doesn't click.

Now Playing: Leviathan - "Made as the Stale Wine of Wrath"

# Mar 4, 2009 @ 5:16 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Devo writes:

It's a good cd, not their best. On the other hand, it comes down to personal opinion on what album has been their best. They're without a doubt one of the best metals acts live that I have ever seen and I look forward to seeing them on the No Fear tour in T.O.

# Mar 4, 2009 @ 5:18 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. btbamfav20 writes:

well, imo their best album is Ashes of the Wake. this album is good (it's what u can expect from lamb of god), but its not their best. its not even better than sacrament (which was a slight disappointment), but nonetheless good. but its cool to see them get the #2 spot, finally some real recognition for musicians that deserve it, not for idiots like G'n'R.

Now listening to: Advent - Opeth

# Mar 4, 2009 @ 5:22 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. Blindgreed1 writes:

I like what Randy's doing on this one. It's a logical progression for him. Rhyth section (as usual) is absolutely solid.

NP: Every Thing To Nothing - LOG

# Mar 4, 2009 @ 5:33 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. bbristowe writes:

"There's not much to get, its just hooky metal. "Laid to Rest" is a perfect representation of the bands sound."

Except Laid to Rest is kind of a complete rip off of Testament's "Into the Pit".

I like this album the most so far. Ashes will always remain my favourite of theirs. But I would far rather listen to Wrath than sacrament.

# Mar 4, 2009 @ 8:13 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. RIFF-MASTER writes:

I need to check out this album...

# Mar 4, 2009 @ 8:36 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. Caligari writes:

IT'S ABOUT f***ING TIME!!!!

# Mar 4, 2009 @ 9:00 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. g_money writes:

"I like this album the most so far. Ashes will always remain my favourite of theirs."

WHAT?

# Mar 4, 2009 @ 9:33 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. Detmetal20 writes:

I wonder if Slipknot will demand a recount to see if they can pass LOG.

# Mar 4, 2009 @ 10:26 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. BodomFan writes:

for a metal band, entering at number 2 is a major accomplishment. i think this new album surpasses "Sacrament" by far. not their best, but still badass. congrats to LOG

# Mar 5, 2009 @ 12:44 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. Fuck_A_Name writes:

Sacrament had maybe two or three songs thatI will admit are actually really good. Walk with me in hell, again we rise, and foot to the throat maybe, as just a solid album song. Other songs on that album could have been good, but I really thought much of it dragged on for too long, too repetitive, and some songs I just thought were unnecesary.

Dont get me wrong, I do like Sacrament in it's entirety; once in a while I give the whole cd a spin beginning to end, but as for timeless songs, those 3 or 4 are it.

Wrath is better for the simple fact that all the songs were quick, short(with exceptions, of course) solid songs, with some really good stuff thrown in throughout the songs that showcased more technical and melodic skill than what they tried to implement on Sacrament but failed. Everything that I didnt like about sacrament, they fixed on this album, at least for me. I dont like the frequent use of breakdowns though, kinda gets on the nerves a bit after 3 or 4 songs that all have one, even if they ARE accompanied by a solo.

I do think Grace, Dead Seeds, Contractor, and reclamation will become staples of lamb of gods discography along with Hourglass, NYGSTDF, Vigil, all the good stuff. I do have to admit though, set to fail got on my nerves real quick too, and it still does. I skipped it every time it came on, until I just straight up deleted it from my ipod, so I could listen to Grace quicker. :P

# Mar 5, 2009 @ 1:05 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. Blackmetalgoddess writes:

Don't care for the new album. The last one was better. Lamb of God is getting too trendy now.

# Mar 5, 2009 @ 2:17 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. Drewbacca writes:

Ashes definently has the most memorable songs. But Wrath is pretty great. You can tell Randy is sober and p***ed as hell about it on this album.

# Mar 5, 2009 @ 3:40 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. franko writes:

contractor, fake messiah, and grace.......it's like a beating that never ends.

# Mar 5, 2009 @ 5:24 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. ZT. writes:

"for a metal band, entering at number 2 is a major accomplishment."

Especially in today's sh**ty musical environment.

# Mar 5, 2009 @ 7:28 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. bbristowe writes:

I got pretty p***ed this morning listening to the my local "Hard Rock" radio station. They were tearing into the new LoG cd. f***in 99.3 MY ASS

# Mar 5, 2009 @ 10:35 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. Recorrer writes:

Dude,I know.I love the song,And I just bought their album yesterday!

I hope they never die out.sh** that would f***ing suck!

# Mar 5, 2009 @ 2:55 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. BlackenTheCursedSun writes:

who gives a sh** who debuts at what number. If it's good music then f***ing support it! this is just proving a point. hats off to LoG can't wait to see them in Vancouver!

# Mar 5, 2009 @ 3:44 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. Blindgreed1 writes:

FAN: Descending? Definately one of my favorites off of Sacrament.

# Mar 5, 2009 @ 5:33 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. Fuck_A_Name writes:

^ I love that song actually. Descending, Forgotton(lost Angels), and requiem are actually my favorite songs on the album. My point was more leaning towards "staying power". Not talking about my personal preferences, just which songs I think everyone immedidiatly associates the band with that isnt garbage. I would say redneck is one of those songs too, but I think a lot of fans have shunned how commercial that song is.

I tried not to go for my personal preference when thinking of which songs fit that bill. On an album with such great classics like Omerta and Laid To rest, my favorite songs were Blood of the Scribe and Remorse is for the Dead, so I dont really go with what songs are popular myself :P

Drewbacca: Randy is staying sober? since when?

# Mar 5, 2009 @ 7:17 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. TRIPLE L writes:

This album is so much better than the sacrament,.... which disappointed me.......LOG is back on top of there game with this one, i questioned them after the sacrament

# Mar 5, 2009 @ 9:50 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. Blindgreed1 writes:

FAN: Got ya. For a minute there I though we were on different pages. lol.

# Mar 6, 2009 @ 9:59 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. Necropolis writes:

FAN "I do have to admit though, set to fail got on my nerves real quick too, and it still does. I skipped it every time it came on, until I just straight up deleted it from my ipod, so I could listen to Grace quicker." I am right there with you. I really like In Your Words but kinda wish that the lull at the end was shorter. The opening line in that song is just awesome.

In my opinion, this album was a safe album for them. They really refined things and made them better, but I didn't see them trying something different. I'm not complaining because I like the album, but I am finding myself getting bored with some of the songs. Overall, I am a sucker for the opening of Grace, and then how they still keep that melody in the song.

FYI - Dawn of Tears has posted their newest EP on their website. Both of their albums are free. Its a decent listen.

# Mar 6, 2009 @ 1:01 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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27. Stu Barnes writes:

disappointing new album , sounds flat and the production is crummy.

# Mar 7, 2009 @ 2:14 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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28. RememberMetal? writes:

If you think thats flat listen to early 90's black metal. I didn't think Wrath was flat so much as no frills (for a major label album).

The drums could have sounded a little better to match everything else though...

Now Playing: Opeth - "Master's Apprentices"

# Mar 7, 2009 @ 5:28 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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29. fadetoblack writes:

I like wrath. I think they sucessfully managed to find a nice "in between" with some of the better songs of sacrament, with ashes of the wake. Its certainly not as raw as their earlier stuff but its cool to see them trying out new things like randys vocals and the clean intro for grace.

although i dont love the idea i think its funny how before an album they release the most commerical song on their album, such as redneck for sarcament and set to fail for wrath, and then everyone looses it saying how sold out they are going to be and how they are just pantera rip-offs, but then when the album comes out all the other songs are nothing like that and just brutal.

# Mar 7, 2009 @ 6:44 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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30. XWigglesX writes:

BMG is too tr00 to like LoG now because everyone else does too.

# Mar 7, 2009 @ 8:31 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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31. cryptopsy writes:

i must admit i used to like lamb of god but they never showed any evolving it was all to much the same, song after song it eventually just sounded like i was listening to the same song for the whole album also to me it feels like there just using the same idea for each album and just trying to redo and fix up the same album over and over again. but in saying that ill be happy to eat my words after iv heard this latest album apparently they did a few more diff stuff

# Mar 8, 2009 @ 3:24 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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32. Dee writes:

Me personally, my favorite albums are "As The Palaces Burn" and "New American Gospel" . Im always bumping that s**t in my house & on my iPod. The new album is great. They stepped their s**t up since "Sacrament". Overall, Lamb Of God is a great band who kicks a** and I can't wait to see them @ the Roseland!!!!

# Mar 10, 2009 @ 2:21 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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33. rutz writes:

lamb of god are not sell outs. i would like to say that first off. and the album is brutal. but.....is it just me or are there no amazing songs on this record. palaces was an amazing cd ashes was too and sacarment had some amazing songs on it. its just heavy and thats about it. those really cool original guitar riffs are gone. they sound like any other heavy as hell band. they are quality songs with comptent songwriting but nothing special compared to their other works.

# Mar 10, 2009 @ 7:19 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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34. Fuck_A_Name writes:

^I would put grace, contractor, Choke sermon, and Reclamation against Ruin, Vigil, Omerta, Again we Rise, and Blacken the cursed sun any day.

And I dont even like the album that much anymore. (it's the breakdowns, they're starting to get on my nerves :P)

Now playing: Lamb of God- In your words (speak of the devil, the breakdown just started lol)

# Mar 10, 2009 @ 7:58 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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35. Drewbacca writes:

F A Name: Between the sacrament tour and the recording of the new album Randy's alcoholism was at an all time ridiculous and the band had enough! They were even in talks of calling it quits. They were staying at a motel and Randy wasn't even staying in the same room as the rest of the band. Chris Adler had some kind of heart to heart with Randy at that point and he's been straight ever since. Check out the new Revolver magazine for more.

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