Lamb Of God have shared the video for the storming new single Omens. The lead single from their upcoming full-length of the same name, Omens is Lamb Of God at their stomping best, with Randy Blythe's trademark hellacious vocal delivery cutting over a thunderous groove. The video is a circus arts filled treat too, with 'omens' of all kind on display.
Speaking about the lyrical inspiration behind Omens, Blythe shares
"I think a lot of the messes human beings find ourselves in could be very easily prevented simply by paying attention to obvious repeating patterns, both in our personal lives and in a broader sociohistorical context. What some call 'omens' are really just manifestations of the fact that there is nothing new under the sun. It's foolish to ignore this, but we all do it."
Lamb Of God announced Omens last month, issuing the single Nevermore. Omens follows 2020’s self-titled effort with a vicious new testament. Riding high on a creative renaissance, the Grammy-nominated goliath returns with the gloriously unhinged Omens, produced by long-time collaborator Josh Wilbur (Korn, Megadeth).
Densely muscular, soaked in unnerving spite, with a pessimistic eye toward inner struggles and global affairs alike, Omens is a furious entry in the Lamb Of God catalog, perhaps their angriest album yet, explains vocalist D. Randall Blythe
"The world is crazy and keeps changing. Omens is a reaction to the state of the world,” . It’s a very pissed-off record. It is extremely pissed-off.”
Omens is also Lamb Of God's most diverse affair. The band tracked live in the room together at Henson Recording Studios (formerly A&M Studios) in Los Angeles, California, a location that birthed classics from The Doors, Pink Floyd, The Ramones, and Soundgarden, among others. Guitarist Mark Morton expands upon the creative vibe that is stirring throughout the band on Omens.
"The inner workings of the band have never been better, you can hear it in Omens. You can see it in our performances, and if you're around us for five minutes, you can feel it."
The Omens album pre-order is live now, boasting several exclusive items, including a signed coloured vinyl variant, shirt, hoodie, and signed CDs with an alternate colour cover. All physical CD and Vinyl releases will include a free access code to watch the livestream viewing of The Making of Omens documentary, which will premiere the week of album release.
Lamb Of God - Omens
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