New American Gospel

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New American Gospel
Studio album by Lamb of God
Released September 26, 2000 (2000-09-26)
Recorded April 15 – 22, 2000
Genre Groove metal
Length 41:35
Label Prosthetic, Metal Blade
Producer Steve Austin, Chris Adler, Lamb of God
Lamb of God chronology
Burn the Priest
New American Gospel
As the Palaces Burn
Singles from New American Gospel
  1. "Black Label"
    Released: July 2001

New American Gospel is the second studio album by American groove metal band Lamb of God. It was released in 2000 through Prosthetic Records. New American Gospel is the first release with Willie Adler on guitar, and the first album under the name "Lamb of God", changing the band's name after the release of their 1999 debut album, Burn the Priest.[1][2]

Metal Blade Records reissued a remastered version of New American Gospel in 2006 with four bonus tracks.[3] The remastered version contains a note on the inlay that explains that the sound of the album is less polished than their newer work, in part due to time constraints as well as heavy drinking. It has sold over 100,000 copies in the United States.[4]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[5]
Exclaim! favorable[6]
NME 8/10[7]

Revolver magazine called New American Gospel one of the "69 Greatest Heavy Metal Albums of All Time".[8] CMJ described the album as "Leaning towards the dark side...this is grindcore and death metal for the hardcore kids".[9] NME said the album "harks back to the days when Slayer ruled the kingdom of metal with speedy riffs and nihilism", and described the sound as "ferocious".[7] Kerrang! said New American Gospel "is dawn for the most brutally aggressive band since Pantera."[citation needed]

Track listing[edit]

All music composed by Lamb of God.

No. Title Length
1. "Black Label"   4:52
2. "A Warning"   2:23
3. "In the Absence of the Sacred"   4:36
4. "Letter to the Unborn"   2:56
5. "The Black Dahlia"   3:19
6. "Terror and Hubris in the House of Frank Pollard" (lyrics: Steve Austin, Blythe) 5:37
7. "The Subtle Arts of Murder and Persuasion"   4:10
8. "Pariah"   4:24
9. "Confessional" (lyrics: Mark Morton, Blythe) 4:01
10. "O.D.H.G.A.B.F.E."   5:14
Total length:
2006 remastered re-release
No. Title Length
11. "Nippon" (Japanese release track) 3:53
12. "New Willenium" ("The Black Dahlia" demo version) 3:06
13. "Half-Lid" ("A Warning" demo version) 2:28
14. "Flux" ("Pariah" demo version) 4:24
Total length:


Credits taken from Lamb of God's official website.[10]

Lamb of God[edit]

Additional personnel[edit]

  • Steve Austin – vocals on "Terror and Hubris in the House of Frank Pollard", production, mixing, engineering, analog editing, digital editing, mastering
  • Lamb of God – production, mixing
  • Dave Murello – digital editing
  • Ryan Smith – remastering at Sterling Sound


  1. ^ Artist Biography by Eduardo Rivadavia. "Lamb of God | Biography". AllMusic. Retrieved 2014-08-27. 
  2. ^ Patrick Kennedy. "New American Gospel - Lamb of God | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2014-08-27. 
  3. ^ "New American Gospel - Lamb of God | Releases". AllMusic. Retrieved 2014-08-27. 
  4. ^ April 10, 2013 (2013-04-10). "Prosthetic To Reissue Lamb Of God Vinyl For 'Record Store Day'". Retrieved 2014-08-27. 
  5. ^ Kennedy, Patrick. "New American Gospel - Lamb of God". Allmusic. 
  6. ^ Pratt, Greg. "Lamb of God - New American Gospel • Metal Reviews •". Retrieved 2014-08-27. 
  7. ^ a b NME. October 28, 2000. p 40.
  8. ^ Revolver. September/October 2002.
  9. ^ CMJ. October 16, 2000. p 35.
  10. ^ "New American Gospel | The Official Lamb of God Site". Lamb of God. Retrieved August 14, 2014.