- Artist: Lamb Of God
- Label: Chaos Reigns
- UPC: 4582546595845
- Genre: Thrash Metal
- Release Date: 10/07/2022
Across their career LAMB OF GOD grew from basement shows and grimy DIY venues to headline arenas. The New Wave of American Heavy Metal architects earned a reverence akin to musical forefathers (and road companions) Metallica, Slayer, and Megadeth.
"For millions of headbangers LAMB OF GOD are simply the most important contemporary metal band in the world," Guitar World observed. Timeless songs like "Laid to Rest," "Redneck," "Walk with Me in Hell," and "Now You've Got Something to Die For" became anthems in the heavy metal songbook, with gargantuan vocals born from both righteous anger and devotion, and unrivaled riffs for the ages.
Now, the Grammy-nominated goliath follows 2020's self-titled slab with a vicious new testament. Riding high on an insatiable drive, a focused collective camaraderie, and a creative renaissance saluted by the likes of Rolling Stone and NME, LAMB OF GOD returned to longtime producer Josh Wilbur (Megadeth, Korn, Avenged Sevenfold) and carved the gloriously unhinged Omens into sonic stone.
Even as D. Randall Blythe (vocals), Mark Morton (lead guitar), Willie Adler (guitar), John Campbell (bass), and Art Cruz (drums) enjoy one another's company and chemistry like never before, Omens is possibly the angriest LAMB OF GOD album yet. "It's a pissed-off record," Blythe says, with a hint of mischief. "It's a very pissed-off record." He pauses for emphasis. "It is extremely pissed-off."
Densely muscular, soaked in unnerving spite, with a pessimistic eye toward inner struggles and global affairs alike, Omens is a furious entry in the LAMB OF GOD catalog. "The world is crazy and keeps changing. Omens is a reaction to the state of the world around me," Blythe reasons. "The last record was thematically driven; really, this one is just a response to the screwed-up world we live in."
Omens is also LAMB OF GOD's most diverse affair. "It's a record designed to be listened to from start to finish," says Morton. "There's not a song on the album that sounds like another. It's very authentic to where we are at right now. It sounds a little loose and free, which describes how we feel internally."
Lamb Of God - Omens (CD - Japan Import) (2022)