Nothing bad to say about the record it sounds so damn good. Only problem is the damn inner sleeves it comes with. the Inner sleeve which contains lyrics on it its so hard to remove the record from it. Other Lamb Of God lyrics inner sleeves have a more cardboard texture to them on the inside. However the inner sleeves for this record have a more smooth paper which sticks much more to the record and could cause shallow scratches. At the time I didn't have any plastic sleeves to replace these sleeves so I ordered some and I'm never putting this record back into these sleeves again.
Trends in heavy metal are pulling bands in many different directions, not all of them good. "Resolution" is surprisingly good, and stands tall among 2012 heavy metal new releases. The opening track "Straight For The Sun" is a new take on the typical intro track. Instead of acoustic, it goes uncharacteristically slow and sludgy before Chris Adler's drum solo propels the band into the next track, "Desolation." This song starts off as pure adrenaline and finishes the same. It is one of the strongest tracks on the album. "Ghost Walking" is their first single from "Resolution," thanks to it's blistering chorus. "Guilty" shifts the album into more lyrically-driven songwriting, letting Randy speak about his unfiltered view of reality. His lyrics also stand in the forefront of "The Undertow." "The Number Six" is surprisingly catchy, and propelled by a monster chorus section which makes it one of the better songs. It should also be noted that on this track L.o.G. makes stunning use of dynamics during the breakdown before the last chorus. "Barbarosa" is where you find the first acoustic instrumental, and it acts as an effective interlude to the second half of the album. "Invictus" hands the album back to Randy, who has his say on this song and "Cheated." "Insurrection," "Terminally Unique," "To The End," and "Visitation" are all musically-driven tracks with some familiar lyrical themes. "To The End" stands out the most of these four tracks with it's blues-inspired metal guitar riffs and personal lyric images. The album ends with "King Me," a track that shows how bands who don't compromise can take you in a whole new direction without ruining an album. Filled with tempo and dynamic changes, as well as different sonic textures, it is a very powerful doom ballad. For all of "King Me"'s transistions, it never sounds excessive. It all fits into the song in distinct and inspired fashion. I give "Resolution" 4 stars only because L.o.G. has other 5-star albums that can't be touched. Definitely worth buying, and is one of 2012's best.
not their best album, but still better than 99.9% of the metal out there. this album is less metal than their previous works(not counting wrath) i dont mean less heavy or less brutal,somehow its just less metal, almost more mainstream or something idk. its still a really good album with some really interesting parts and good jams throughout
This came very quickly-within a few days! I havent got to listen to it in full yet but so far so good. The only complaint I have is it did not come in a usual plastic case--instead it was in a cardboard cover. This isnt a huge problem but it would have been nice to get what is usually expected.
I had previous listened to a couple of the more popular lamb of god songs and thought they were okay but not my thing. But this new album has completely changed that, its one of my most played albums atm. I think they have a better sound now. I cant quite put my finger on it, i think its a deeper sound, and faster but still groovy. Maybe im crazy but if you didnt like previous lamb of god albums all that much, this might change your mind.