As the Palaces Burn

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As the Palaces Burn
Studio album by Lamb of God
Released May 6, 2003
Recorded 2002
Genre Groove metal, metalcore
Length 38:06
Label Prosthetic, Black Market Activities
Producer Devin Townsend, Lamb of God
Lamb of God chronology
New American Gospel
(2000)
As the Palaces Burn
(2003)
Ashes of the Wake
(2004)
Singles from As the Palaces Burn
  1. "Ruin"
    Released: March 2003
  2. "11th Hour"
    Released: October 2003
  3. "As the Palaces Burn"
    Released: February 2004
  4. "Vigil"
    Released: October 22, 2013
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[1]
Blabbermouth.net 8/10[2]
Blender 3/5 stars[citation needed]
Entertainment Weekly B[3]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[4]

As the Palaces Burn is the third studio album by American groove metal band Lamb of God, released under Prosthetic Records in 2003. As the Palaces Burn received considerably more airplay than their previous effort, with three singles. The album was produced by Lamb of God and Devin Townsend. The album has sold around 250,000 copies in the United States.[5] The band released a 10th anniversary edition of the album on November 11, 2013, with remixed and remastered tracks, including bonus demo tracks.[6][7]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Lamb of God

No. Title Length
1. "Ruin"   3:55
2. "As the Palaces Burn"   2:24
3. "Purified"   3:11
4. "11th Hour"   3:44
5. "For Your Malice"   3:43
6. "Boot Scraper"   4:34
7. "A Devil in God's Country"   3:16
8. "In Defense of Our Good Name"   4:13
9. "Blood Junkie"   4:23
10. "Vigil"   4:42
Total length:
38:06
10th Anniversary bonus tracks[8]
No. Title Length
11. "Ruin" (demo)  
12. "As the Palaces Burn" (demo)  
13. "Blood Junkie" (demo)  

Personnel[edit]

Lamb of God[edit]

Additional musicians[edit]

Additional personnel[edit]

  • Devin Townsend – production, engineering
  • Shaun Thingvold – mixing
  • Josh Wilbur - mixing (10th Anniversary Edition)
  • Louie Teran – mastering
  • Carla Lewis, Dan Kearley, Dennis Solomon, Grant Rutledge, Scott Cooke – assistant engineers
  • Petar Sardelich – engineer for Chris Poland
  • K3N – artwork
  • Adam Wentworth – picture disc artwork redesign

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label Format Catalog
US 2003 Prosthetic CD 10008-2
US 2003 Prosthetic CD/DVD 793018 291902
European Union 2004 Epic CD EPC 513880 2
Australia & New Zealand 2004 Epic CD 5138 8 02000
US 2004 Black Market Activities LP BMA 006
US 2009 Prosthetic LP 6561910008-1
Worldwide November 11, 2013 Prosthetic/Razor & Tie CD LOG000CD00-DL
LP LOG000LP00-DL

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