Retrospective: Lamb of God – “Sacrament”

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Lamb of God. Oh, Lamb of God. If you’re going to open a conversation about one of the most well-known and well-respected groove/thrash metal groups going, where should one begin? You could fill volumes with the events contained in the band’s history and discography. From the Burn The Priest days and the subsequent reasoning behind the name change all the way through the more recent drama surrounding a certain manslaughter case in the Czech Republic, there are countless events we could define as ‘critical’ to their history. Unfortunately for all you, I don’t really have time to get into any or all of that. But what I do want to focus on is the album that projected LoG to the top of my library for a significant period of time back in the mid-2000’s. And that album would be 2006’s Sacrament. Continue reading

The Nine Circles ov… America!

americaAlright, look. I’m not the most patriotic guy out there. In fact, I think national pride in general is a bit ridiculous. But it’s the 4th of July. It’s America’s Birthday. That’s something we need to celebrate, right? Right?? I’m taking advantage of this situation to compile a very special list of songs that come to mind as I drink away this “holiday”. Continue reading

CANTO: More Ozzy drama, Slayer’s new tour, and a new track from Gutter Instinct

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“Feel the heavy hoof-beats pound across the land. The sin of our forefathers lies within our clutching hands.”

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– Corey

CANTO: RIP Prince, more Summer Slaughter rumors, and a new track from Gone Is Gone

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“Don’t you see their bodies burning, desolate and full of yearning? Dying of anticipation, choking from intoxication.”

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– Corey

CANTO: A new song from Ihsahn, updates from Goatwhore, and more

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“At night walking on the tracks, change my perspective. Idle hands with wounds and cracks, stale, ineffective. But past the veil, the memories of things. Still so in love with you. So dense this strife. Kicked the life. I feel this weight upon my heart.”

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– Corey