Lamb Of God - As The Palaces Burn
Whoa, there's no editorial review for this...hmm...seems a shame. This album, to me and I think to anyone with an ear, defines Lamb of God; at their most angry, most pure and more intense. The music had not been overdone yet, pushed too hard and too far the way it would be on subsequent releases; never were they this consise and determined before. The sound is so damn explosive, and this is not just my fandom speaking here but Devin Townsend's production is perfect. Absolutely perfect. The riffs are crisp, clean, sharp as razors and hit you so damn hard it should be illegal. The breakdown during "11th Hour" will never cease to amaze me. "A Devil In God's Country' will never cease to get my fists pumping. "As The Palaces Burn" will never cease to rip my face from my skull.
What made the album so damn good, apart from the production and the peaking of Lamb of God's underground-grown determination, is quite simply how fucking good of a metal band they are and always have been. This can never be taken from them, they play a style of metal that is a shadow of what others percieve it as in their hands. Blythe's vocals are some of the best metal has ever heard, and so are some of their riffs and solos. No one blazes away quite like these guys can nowadays. This is the album where that blaze catches the quickest and stays the hottest.
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on 2008-02-21 dscanland Said:
I haven't heard this one. I'm a fan of the next two Lamb Of God releases but after your convincing write-up I will check out As The Palaces Burn.
on 2008-02-20 digitalbath Said:
Lamb of God\'s debut release, \"As the Palaces Burn\", clearly define what Lamb of God ultimately revealed themselves as in the years following it\'s occurrence. The album starts and ends on a strong and violent note that is typical and expected from Lamb of God. The guitar throughout, although it is fast-paced and highly calculated, is catchy enough to hum along with each riff even if you can\'t hum along with the lyrics.
As the Palaces Burn should be nothing less than a staple in any metal listener\'s music library. If you\'re looking punish your senses with a brutal display of screams and distortion, look no further.