Blythe and Morton said in an interview : “What’s unique about this album is the feel… I think it’s about the vibe and the energy this time. Look, we’re Lamb of God. It’s our ninth record so it sounds like us, but it’s a very contemporary, a very modern-sounding version of us. It’s got a very, very live pulse because of the way we recorded it, and because of everyone’s input.”
Blythe and Morton both can feel the changes that are happening in the world due to the pandemic, social and political issues, and that’s what inspired the lyrics of the songs on Omens. “Nevermore,” is about the “unsavory history” of the band’s hometown. “Every Lamb of God record has been an angry record, every single one,” Blythe explains. “This one happens to have a slight more degree of pissed-offedness. I feel as if there’s an acceleration of chaos in our culture, so it’s a reaction to that.” Personally, That’s what I loved most about this album Cause with everything that’s going on nowadays, we really need to get it out of our system and this album does that for us!
According to Morton: “It’s hard to be in a metal band and not write about the events of the day, ’cause these days everything’s so dramatic and it’s so marketed to us that, like, the sky is falling and the world is over. Whether that’s true or not, it makes for great heavy metal lyrics.”
3. To The Grave
7. Ill Designs
9. Denial Mechanism
10. September Song
I Personally really enjoyed listening to this album, it really got my heart rate flying through the roof that I even had to take a little break from it LOL. So far my favorites are Gomorrah, To The Grave and Nevermore (and every other song LOL). Check the songs here, and tell us in the comment section below which songs were your favorites.
The Making Of: Omens, a documentary that can be accessed here.
To buy album on CD and Vinyl and Omens merch go here.
Lamb of God celebrated Omens‘ release with a performance at the Aftershock Festival in Sacramento, Calif, and will be on the road in the U.S. and Europe through Dec. To check the tour dates go to ‘band tours’ in the News section.
Keep it heavy brothers and sisters! \m/