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Label: Nuclear Blast Records
Release date: October 7, 2022

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Heavy Metal group from Virginia, Lamb of God, are releasing their ninth studio album Omens (2022) on Nuclear Blast Records


For those of you Metalheads that have been living under a rock, here is a quick bio on this Heavy Metal juggernaut known worldwide as Lamb of God. Born in Virginia in 1994, Lamb of God first went by the name Burn the Priest. As Burn the Priest, they released one album, Burn the Priest, before officially changing their name to Lamb of God. Under their new name they released New American Gospel in 2000, and have just released their ninth studio album, Omens, on Nuclear Blast Records. The lineup has stayed the same, pretty much, since the beginning. You still have Randy Blythe (vocals), Mark Morton (lead guitar), John Campbell (bass), and Willie Adler (rhythm guitar), but the drummer, Art Cruz, is new to the band.


Omens is Lamb of God’s ninth studio album and it is everything you would expect from this Virginian band that’s been producing hard and heavy metal for the better part of 30 years. Since their name change, Lamb of God has produced nine studio albums with Omens being their latest outing. Randy Blythe (vocals) and crew seem to have found a recipe for album making that fans have come to love. This album will definitely be no different.

The first track, “Nevermore” starts out with a classic Blythe and his spoken intro, then it quickly turns into the head banging music that grabbed fans’ attention so many years ago. That’s one thing this album does very well, it gets back to the angry roots that have defined Lamb of God’s sound over so many albums and doesn’t let up. A good example of this anger on display is in the lyrics for “Nevermore,” “Hanging by a threat, now you can choke on it.” That’s exactly how this album starts and continues for about 40 minutes.


Although this album is a great one that fits the mold and sound many fans have come to love: fast guitars, blasting drums, and growling vocals, it’s missing something. Other records like VII: Sturm Und Drang had a feeling of an instant classic and this one doesn’t have that feeling yet. Still a great album, but it will take a little time to grow into a fan favorite like As the Palaces Burn.


  • Jon Harvey

    Jon is a reviewer at Metal Express Radio and is currently living in Wisconsin, USA. The first thing that made Jon fall in love with Metal goes all the way back to the glory days of MTV actually playing music. Alice in Chains, "Man in the Box" came on and the channel was automatically banned by family. It sparked a curiosity for the music instead of turning him away from it. Things only progressed from there. Suicidal Tendencies, Slayer, Metallica, Megadeth, all the heavier stuff from the late '80s and early '90s were always in rotation. Aside from loving all things Metal, Jon also runs a skateshop in his hometown and is trying to get the scene stronger than ever.

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