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Lamb Of God — VII: Sturm Und Drang

Estimated reading time: 2 minute(s)

★★★☆ LOG’s seventh album showcases the band tempering their tried-and-true shredding with slivers of other kinds of metal (metalcore, thrash, heavy metal). The approach doesn’t always pay off (Chino Moreno’s guest vocals are a low point for the whole album), but on the whole it’s a welcome addition. Of course, when the band return to form, they really deliver the goods. Also, I’m really not sure how I feel about Randy Blythe’s experiments with clean vocals. More listens are needed.