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Lamb Of God: overcoming the odds?

Sometimes it is almost impossible to live up to the hype and expectation that surrounds certain gigs and tonight, unfortunately, Lamb Of God have the fates conspire against them, making their headline slot very much a case of “what if?”.

It certainly starts well enough, the anticipation of the band’s return to the UK after the trauma of the last year is sky high. When, through the lights and dry ice, steps Randy Blythe, the reaction from those in attendance is one of universal elation. Even the people here who aren’t familiar with the band’s material, and strangely enough there is a large proportion of curious bystanders present tonight, seem to have nothing but genuine goodwill for the man. As the opening to Desolation starts the set it seems that the band are keen to match the adulation with pure aggression and intensity. Unfortunately the sound doesn’t do LOG justice; the guitars are muddy, the vocals overpowering and it’s just plain too quiet.

It then goes from mildly annoying to potentially gig threatening as the front barriers collapse, ironically enough during Ruin. There is a monumental gap whilst the problem is sorted and unfortunately when the song restarts it has robbed the band of any momentum, the crowd have mellowed and, most surprisingly of all, Lamb Of God seem uncharacteristically sloppy.

It takes a good portion of the set before their game is raised back to anything near the level that you would expect from such an exceptional band, and, to be fair to them, when they sign off with Laid To Rest, Redneck and a brutal, scorching Black Label not many bands could touch them. Ultimately though, this is not the iconic moment that it promised to be. To coin a popular ad campaign; tonight, through no fault of their own, it’s good, but it’s not quite Lamb Of God.

Setlist

Desolation
Ghost Walking
Walk with Me in Hell
Set to Fail
Ruin
Now You’ve Got Something to Die For
11th Hour
The Undertow
Omerta
Contractor
Encore:
The Passing
In Your Words
Laid to Rest
Redneck
Black Label

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Great White have released a video for the song “Shotgun Willie’s”, the fourth single off ‘Elation’, their first album with new vocalist Terry Ilous.

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Classic rockers GREAT WHITE — Mark Kendall (lead guitar), Scott Snyder (bass), Audie Desbrow (drums), Michael Lardie (guitar, keyboards) and Terry Ilous — took a different approach for their new video, for the “Elation” album track “Shotgun Willie’s”: they let their audience helm the clip.

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Axis of Metal has now released a second free online compilation (check out the first one here), which can be streamed or downloaded via Bandcamp or in the player below. Axis of Metal also commented:

“Axis Of The Underground Volume 2 will treat your eardrums to the thrashiest of metal, heinous black metal, putrid death metal, empowering traditional metal, methodical doom metal, boundary pushing progressive metal, the grooviest of groove metal, avant-garde madness, and bouncy folk metal among many other genres and incarnations of heavy sounds.

“We’ve loaded our heavy metal shotgun and are discharging the most comprehensive of compilations to satisfy even the pickiest of nay-sayers and nitpickers. Axis Of The Underground is our way to give back to the genre that has brought all of us years and years of elation and enjoyment. So sit back, crack a cold one, or roll a herbal cigarette and hit play on the bandcamp player below, and be prepared to be whisked away to a heavy metal nirvana. “

1. Obduracy – Virtue And Vice 04:38
2. Razorwyre – Knights Of Fire 03:23
3. Wings Denied – Clockwork 04:50
4. Desultor – Black Monday 03:13
5. Monsterworks – Freewill 04:28
6. Rusted Brain – Caught In The Fire 02:29
7. Scythia – Sailor’s Accolade 03:19
8. Symptom – Into The Scalding Spring 05:43
9. Eryn Non Dae – Hidden Lotus 06:12
10. Lich King – In The End, Devastation 04:36
11. Cultfinder – Archangel Burial 02:51
12. Derelict – Shackles Of Indoctrination 05:14
13. Infiltrator – Crush The False 05:59
14. Mares Of Thrace – The Gallwasp 04:36
15. Cryptopsy – Damned Draft Dodgers 03:57
16. Entropy – Encryption 07:11
17. Auroch – From Forgotten Worlds 04:35
18. Fatality – Thrash Fuck Eat Sleep 05:25
19. Gypsy Chief Goliath – St. Covens Tavern 05:56
20. Adrenechrome – Titans Fall 03:18
21. Invective – Systemic 03:22
22. Dire Omen – Deserving Of Ash 03:09
23. Mortor – Under The Flag 03:00
24. Bushwhacker – Forest Lord 08:09
25. Abstract Violence – S.N.M. 03:25
26. Seprevation – Sea Of Thoughts 03:02
27. Luna Azure – Meadows Of Spring 06:43

The Axis Of The Underground Vol. 2 by Axis Of Metal

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Great White’s latest studio album ‘Elation’, the band’s first with new frontman Terry Ilous of XYZ fame, was released in May through Frontiers Records.

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“Elation”, the new studio album from GREAT WHITE — Mark Kendall (lead guitar), Scott Snyder (bass), Audie Desbrow (drums), Michael Lardie (guitar, keyboards) and Terry Ilous (lead vocals) — sold around 1,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release.

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Great White’s latest studio album ‘Elation’, the band’s first with new frontman Terry Ilous of XYZ fame, is now available worldwide through Frontiers Records

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With Mark Kendall on guitar you really can’t go wrong, but without his longtime partner Jack Russell, Elation isn’t all it could be.

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GREAT WHITE — Mark Kendall (lead guitar), Scott Snyder (bass), Audie Desbrow (drums), Michael Lardie (guitar, keyboards) and Terry Ilous (lead vocals) — has finished mastering its new studio album, “Elation”, for a May 22 North American release (four days earlier in Europe) via Frontiers Records.

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Re-charged and re-focused, Great White channels their raw, sweet and all-at-once dangerous sound into their soon-to-be released collection ‘Elation’.

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