Metal To The Core
Many years (and albums) down the track, Lamb Of God have made a huge contribution to the evolution of what new wave heavy metal is today.
Drummer Chris Adler has seen these changes occur. â€œI think it's gone off in many tangents, kids are doing different things, the way they record, technology has improved. Why I started playing to begin with was that it wasn't pop songs that were easy to play, and that we were musicians that were making a choice to not be millionaires but to make credible music. I think it's gone even further as we've gone on.â€
Adler says the sudden surge in metal's popularity is only temporary. â€œIt's a very non-conformist, very rebellious kind of music. It's big now, and in a couple years that's gonna wane again. It goes and comes around like fashion.â€
When asked about the best moment in the bandâ€™s career, Adlerâ€™s reply is instant. â€œWe played a show in the Philippines in 2010. The promoter offered a lot of money to get us to come, and we said 'Well, how many CDs have we sold there? How can they offer us this much money?' The CD report returned saying there were no reports of scans of any sales ever in the Philippines. We took a risk and went and headlined the show and 40,000 people showed up. It was unbelievable to see how far our reputation had preceded us, how obviously people were sharing information online and how much the word had gotten out about us.â€
With their seventh album, 'Resolution', due out next year, there is much to expect from LOG. â€œWe wanted to make sure that what we're doing doesn't water down the legacy of what we've done, we don't want it to be a kind of cash-grab, sell-out thing. It's a pretty diverse record, we have the fastest and slowest songs we've ever done on there; a song with an orchestra, a song with an opera singer, it stretches out in all different directions. It'll reach out to the LOG fans we have and probably make them like us more than any other record. We've got a 19 month tour planned for this too, we're gonna come down for Soundwave and from there criss-cross around the world for basically two years.â€
Lamb Of God play Soundwave Festival at the RNA Showgrounds February 25.