Album Review – Sturm Und Drang (Storm and Stress) – 2015

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A year after their official hiatus in 2014, Lamb of God have returned with their new album Sturm und Drang (Storm and Stress).  In comparison to their last release, Resolution (2012), Storm and Stress contains a more uplifting, if not enthusiastic feel to their instrumental composition. Like there has been a metaphorical weight lifted off their shoulders, and have been able to come to the table fresh.

Even there darker toned songs – 512, Overlord, and Torches – have been enthralled with this energy, signifying that Sturm und Drang has returned to the rawness of Wrath (2009). When I listen to this album, I detect strong influences of doom, with elements of heavy metal, which compliments heavily to their designated genre, thrash and groove.  Evidentially, throughout the years since heavy metal, doom and thrash came into existence, these genres have been refurbished to include modern techniques, and Lamb of God manage to achieve this enveloped concoction of the old and the new adaptations.

They as a band, have crafted the genres into something that is their own , without losing the essence of those who came before; Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Metallica, Megadeth etc. and this singular album is easily a great introductory for new fans to come into their career, past and present, if they have never heard of them before.

 

 

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