Song Review: Lamb of God "512"
Thu, 11 Jun 2015 12:22:45
Metal masters drop their most poignant track yet from VII: Sturm und Drang.
When Lamb of God peel back the skin and really bleed, there's nothing quite like it at all. That's precisely what happens on "512," the latest song to be unveiled from the Richmond, Virginia metal trailblazers' forthcoming new album, VII: Sturm und Drang [Epic Records]. Going through the group's catalog, there are moments like "Vigil" from As the Palaces Burn or "King Me" from Resolution where the emotion hits a highpoint through an airy amalgam of haunting vocalizations from Randy Blythe and cinematic guitars courtesy of Mark Morton and Willie Adler. John Campbell holds down the shotgun blast bass, while Chris Adler's drum mastery transfixes at every turn, slowing down and then speeding up. It's in these moments of true darkness that Lamb of God's brilliance shines the most.
Following up the blindingly bludgeoning "Still Echoes," "512" illuminates that other facet of the band. It commences on a chilling spoken word, "Six bars laid across the sky, four empty walls to fill the time, one careless word, you lose your life, a grave new world awaits inside."
Listen To "512"