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The seventh full-length studio album by cult American Groove/Metalcore band.
The final Lamb of God album of original material to feature drummer Chris Adler before his departure from the band in July 2019. Also, it's the first album after lead vocalist Randy Blythe's manslaughter case and a brief hiatus after finishing the "Resolution" touring cycle.
For the past three and a half years, Lamb of God has gone through some fucked up shit. With Randy Blythe being locked-up and accused for murdering a fan some years ago, most fans probably thought that was the end for Lamb Of God in 2012. Three years after Randy's ultimately brief incarceration and freeing, band are back with probably their most anticipated album ever. Fans waited a long time for this album to hit the shelves, just to hear the result of the band's recent struggles. On top of it, their last album, "Resolution", was a bit mediocre, so this album also had to prove that Lamb still is in the game.
The production job is clean and heavy. The band's now long-time producer Josh Wilbur once again handled this album, and you will be satisfied with his work. This album is certainly not as over-produced as "Ashes Of The Wake" or "Sacrament" were (both of them were produced by Machine), but it's cleaner than "Wrath" and better mastered than "Resolution", which had some annoying digital clipping.
The band really brings out the best of themselves this time around, both playing-wise and in writing/arrangements. This album is ultimately a very strong effort that feels like an actual band product, rather than a cocktail with a bit of everyone here and there, like the previous album.
The album was included at number 20 on Rock Sound's top 50 releases of 2015 list, while MetalSucks voted it the best Metal album of 2015. Also, it was honored with a 2015 Metal Storm Award for Best Thrash Metal Album. “VII: Sturm Und Drang” has sold over 100,000 copies in America.
Lamb Of God has really topped itself this time, and "Sturm Und Drang" really is one of their finest efforts!
Nuclear Blast Entertainment, 2015 (NB 3559-2). Made in Germany. First press.
1. Still Echoes 4:22
2. Erase This 5:09
3. 512 4:45
4. Embers 4:56
5. Footprints 4:25
6. Overlord 6:28
7. Anthropoid 3:38
8. Engage The Fear Machine 4:49
9. Delusion Pandemic 4:22
10. Torches 5:18
Total playing time: 48:12 min.