Definitely the album that got me listening to this band. Initially I didn't listen to music this heavy, but songs like Walk With Me In Hell and Redneck definitely introduced me to their aggressive style. One thing about Lamb of God is that they don't hold back on lyrics, and you can feel every part of their songs. If you love music that has energy or metal, or both, you need to listen to Lamb of God.
For awhile now I never really liked lamb of god but I decided to go ahead and buy this cd after already owning Ashes in the Wake and discovered a new must have band for any metalhead's collection. This band kicks your [...] from the start to the finish on this cd. I have become a serious lamb of god fan now and I listen to this cd and ashes all the time now. All their political digs aside which I don't fully agree with this band has a killer sound and the vocals make them even better they fit the type of brutallity you hear when you play songs like Walk with me in Hell,or Redneck. This band is one of best in American metal alongside Killswitch of course. I would recomend this cd to anybody who likes brutal,heavy hard hitting metal that kicks [...] from start to finish.
Arguably the best album Lamb of God has released. Not a single track on this album is disappointing. From beginning to end it's full of heavy riffs, shredding solos, Randy's vocals are some of the best, Adler is kicking ass on the double bass, and the messages the songs get across really is "Pure American Metal". Lamb of God has always been one of the kings of metal and this album definitely is a great example of that. I must have listened to Descending 100 times in a row. You will not regret this purchase.
These guys will make you want to lite a flaming bag of dog crap on you neighbors house because your neighbors will make you turn it down, you can't listen to this loud enough! The vocals are deep and sinister, the way I like it! The instrumental is heavy and hard hitting, another great attribute! And what is a better title of a song than "Foot to the Throat"! If this all sounds good to you, buy this album! The whole CD never lets up, always a heart pounding array of metal excelance! I love this band and this album only makes things better. I would buy it again if I had to and I would suggest it be on your to do list as well.
Lamb of God's "South of Heaven"? The only possible analogy is that they wrote a good album following a genre defying piece - in which case I guess "Far Beyond Driven" and "Iowa" are Pantera and Slipknot's "South of Heaven". Anyway...
This is an excellent album. Any one of these songs would fit right in on Ashes, which is fine because Ashes is in my opinion the best metal album of the new millenium. So far Lamb of God has changed their sound somewhat in either 2 or 3 stages starting with the more death metal style "Burn the Priest" era and progressing - however this, as aforementioned fits in well with their current and understandably established new "Ashes" sound.
In sum, you either get it or you don't. Lamb of God is the new face of mainstream metal.