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First of all, it’s great to see songs with a purpose. So well written; “kiss the hangman as you drop” is just a great line. Memento Mori is amazing and existential. In a world of so much garbage music thank you for putting out something so heavy, clean and purposeful. Honestly, wasn’t a big L.O.G. Fan prior to this album. Will be at the next show available in my area to see this live. Can’t wait for the rest of the album.
I thought the left wing was the crybabies. You guys act like some metal band being political is going to ruin the world. Or like it’s never been done before. Who cares, skip the song, play the next one. I still like Pearl Jam even though they are overly political. Put your big boy pants on and grow up. A couple political songs doesn’t ruin a whole bands body of work. At least those of us with brains and self thinking don’t think so.
Shocked at the hate here for these initial tracks. Trumpsters can't handle the truth apparently. Been a fan since Palaces and I have to say, I'm not missing Chris here at all. LOG is in fine form. Art Cruz has some amazing feet, and the stripped down riffs are just what this band needed. Great job boys!
After a 5 year hiatus, these songs sound rushed and thrown together. The guitar riffs, sound like previous songs with a different tempo. I sure hope there is something fresh with the remainder of the album. Speaking for myself, I listen to music as an temporary escape from politics, and all the negatives going on around the world. Having songs that get political don’t do anything for me... Another MEGA band went political, remember who? Of course not, it ended their music career.Lamb of God fans expect better, we hold you guys at a higher standard than many other bands. We do this because you EARNED it over the years. CLR
Checkmate was great, but it had a downside of being what I felt to be too... in your face. Like “HAHAH POLITICS, MAKE AMERICA HATE AGAIN” But I still enjoyed it. But now that we have Memento Mori, I’m more hype for this album than I was Before. Y’all can’t judge an album on one song about politics. It’s not gonna be the whole album.
Garbage, come up with some original lyrics. No one cares about your double sided political agenda. Your lyrics are literally the title to a song last summer by a much better frontman . The rest of the band is amazing as usual, it’s a shame it’s wasted. It’s also a shame that this is now LOG.
For those who decry this song as being “too political” have obviously not listened to half of Lamb of God’s work. 2 of their albums were spent screaming at Bush and the Iraq War. So, calm down. As for the song itself...it’s not their heaviest, most hard-hitting work, but it’s not a horrendous song. I like that I can barely tell that isn’t Chris Adler begins the drums, so huge props for that. They found someone who sounds very similar, unlike what Korn did when David or Head left, which totally changed their sound...for the worst. So, LoG is way ahead in that regard. I remain optimistic for the rest of the album. With the exception of Wrath, I have yet to be let down by these guys.
Hell, my first album I ever bought as a teen was Rage BoLA, and even more ironic was LoG's Wraith album was a favorite of mine while I was deployed to Iraq in 08-09. "Contractor" was particularly amusing since I did that for years afterward. But I listen for the music, not the politics.
I'll have to agree with most of the others in this review, leave your political stance out of it, and yes Randy, there is always the Czec Republic, you all had a good thing going, bad choice of written topics, should have stuck with what made you popular.....sorry guys after years of following you all......I'm out also, hope Halo of Locusts doesnt follow this garbage.....
It took 5 years for them to release this, frankly it’s a disappointment. I’m not interested in buying the full album now, sounds exactly like the past 2 albums recycled. I’ll just listen to Mark Morton’s side project instead, save the $10 to buy his next album. Mark Morton > LOG
This song rocks. I was bummed when Chris left or was asked to leave but Art does a great job on this song making the drums sound like lamb of god. All the negative complaints are from all of the orange face supporters. Just leave and please don't come to the shows.
It’s truly amazing to see a bunch of people hailing on this for being leftist sjw cultural marxist cuckspiracy propaganda or whatever, because it really does put on full display that you people seriously have zero critical thinking skills whatsoever. I have no idea how you people didn’t collectively fudge your pampers in petulant chud rage when you first heard Now You’ve Got Something To Die For in 2004, but for those of us who have been paying any attention to things like “lyrics” over the last decade and a half, sonically, you have nothing to worry about. For all of you who found the listing for a new Lamb of God pop and got worried when they saw how heavily the first single is being panned, don’t be dissuaded, it’s being heavily weighted for reasons that you shouldn’t even be bothered by if you’ve been a fan of this band for any stretch of time. This is still a great, groovy, and gutturally feral song and honestly it makes me excited for this album’s eventual release. It’s what you came here for, don’t worry.
I loved your band since the first record and saw you at Ozzfest 15 years ago. Get over yourselves and quit preaching politics. At least 50 percent of us don’t want to hear this crap. You aren’t changing minds, just making some of your fans cringe. I like to listen to escape reality, not have more bs shoved in my face.
Metal has always been a genre that spoke its mind. And certainly everyone has a right to agree or disagree about the current state of our country, and Lamb Of God is no exception. But I sort of like the way Metallica handles things. They don’t push political commentary because they want all us fans regardless of race, gender, political stance(left or right) to know we are one big family,. At their shows, I have become friends with so many different kinds of people, and we don’t try to divide each other, we care about each other for who we are. I would caution Lamb of god to keep this in mind. That being said, I don’t care much for the song. Hopefully, the rest of the album is better.
I’ve always loved LoG, yes I know they are political, just like everyone else. Be a bit more subtle about it like you always did before. The last thing we all need is another celebrity talking politics. Stick to music, it’s what your good at. Smh now I know why Chris left.
Musicians are in a position where they have to appeal to emotions and mostly left wing if they don’t they sabotage their career. Gotta sweep that all aside and realize this rocks! This band gets better and better def one of my faves. Can’t wait for rest of it!!!!!