Lamb of God‘s new, self-titled album is a big one for the metal veterans. It’s the Virginian heavy-hitters’ first without founding drummer Chris Adler (also, the older brother to guitarist Willie Adler) and their first with new timekeeper Art Cruz, who replaced Adler as a full-time member of the band last summer. It’s also the group’s most incendiary politically charged long-form offering in years, bristling with the sort of outrage and discontent that has recently exploded in the form of protests and riots across the globe. The social critique in frontman Randy Blythe’s lyrics is also expressed in the new music video for LP standout “Gears,” which the band unveiled today to help usher in the album. The clip, which was directed by Tom Flynn and Mike Watts, portrays two white-collar workers living their mundane lives, little realizing that they’re under surveillance the whole time by some lab-coated Big Brother types. Needless to say, things do not end well. Watch below.
“The day has finally arrived!” Lamb of God guitarist and major songwriter Mark Morton enthused of the group’s new LP. “We are absolutely thrilled to be releasing our new, self-titled album today. We’re all so proud of this collection of songs and feel like they rival some of our best work. As a band, we have a reawakened energy and a renewed creative spark that is evident in these songs and pulses through the entire album. Everyone involved in this project is beyond anxious for the world to hear it. We hope you enjoy it and we thank you for your support!”
1. Memento Mori