Resolution (Lamb of God album)

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Resolution
Studio album by Lamb of God
Released January 24, 2012
Recorded February–May 2011 in Virginia and New York
Genre Groove metal, thrash metal[1]
Length 56:21
Label Epic, Roadrunner
Producer Josh Wilbur
Lamb of God chronology
Wrath
(2009)
Resolution
(2012)
Singles from Resolution
  1. "Ghost Walking"
    Released: December 5, 2011
  2. "Desolation"
    Released: June 5, 2012

Resolution is the seventh studio album by American groove metal band Lamb of God. It is available on a single disc CD or a two-disc deluxe edition.[2][3]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 72/100[4]
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3.5/5 stars[5]
Alternative Press 4/5 stars[6]
The A.V. Club B+[7]
Blabbermouth 8/10[8]
Consequence of Sound 3.5/5 stars[9]
The Guardian 3/5 stars[10]
Pitchfork Media 3.9/10[11]
PopMatters 8/10[12]
Rolling Stone 2.5/5 stars[13]
Sputnikmusic 4/5[14]

Resolution received mostly positive reviews. On Metacritic, the album attained an overall score of 72 out of 100, based on 18 reviews from professional critics.[4] Rick Florino of Artistdirect gave the album 5 out of 5 stars stating that it was "Lamb of God at their finest."[15] Carla Gillis of Now Magazine gave it three out of five stars and said, "Resolution is as aggressive as ever, no mean feat for a band seven albums in, and rife with memorable riffs (Desolation, The Undertow, Barbarosa). There are new proggier and acoustic bits (Ghost Walking) on display."[16]

Information[edit]

The album like the band's debut Burn the Priest contains elements of thrash metal along with the groove metal style the band have become known for.

The album was produced and mixed by Josh Wilbur as was the previous album. The main difference with previous records is that its writing process started before they ended touring on Wrath, and started in hotel rooms on a laptop.[17]

Besides the normal edition a two disc was available in the UK to pre-order for a limited time, containing a bonus 12-track live album entitled Wrath – Tour 2009/2010, which was only available through Amazon.co.uk, Play.com and HMV.[18] The lead single, entitled "Ghost Walking", was released on December 5, 2011. The album debuted at number 3 on the Billboard 200 and number 1 on the Rock Chart.[19] The album sold around 52,000 copies in the U.S. during the first week of release.[20]

The iTunes edition comes with two bonus tracks, the first is an exclusive track titled "Digital Sands" and the second is a live version of the song "Vigil" (originally from the album As The Palaces Burn.)

The Japanese edition also comes with a exclusive track "Bury Me Under the Sun".

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Lamb of God

No. Title Length
1. "Straight for the Sun"   2:28
2. "Desolation"   3:54
3. "Ghost Walking"   4:30
4. "Guilty"   3:24
5. "The Undertow"   4:46
6. "The Number Six"   5:21
7. "Barbarosa"   1:35
8. "Invictus"   4:12
9. "Cheated"   2:35
10. "Insurrection"   4:51
11. "Terminally Unique"   4:21
12. "To the End"   3:49
13. "Visitation"   3:59
14. "King Me"   6:36
Total length:
56:21
iTunes bonus tracks
No. Title Length
15. "Digital Sands"   4:01
16. "Vigil" (live) 5:37
Japanese edition bonus track
No. Title Length
15. "Bury Me Under the Sun"   4:36
Wrath – Tour 2009/2010: UK limited-edition pre-order bonus live album
No. Title Length
1. "The Passing"   2:08
2. "In Your Words"   5:20
3. "Set to Fail"   4:33
4. "Walk with Me in Hell"   5:17
5. "Hourglass"   3:57
6. "Now You've Got Something to Die For"   4:15
7. "Ruin"   4:13
8. "As the Palaces Burn"   3:05
9. "Blacken the Cursed Sun"   5:25
10. "Laid to Rest"   4:48
11. "Redneck"   4:17
12. "Black Label"   5:46

Personnel[edit]

Lamb of God
Additional musicians
  • Amanda Munton – guest vocals on "King Me"
Technical personnel
  • Josh Wilbur – production
  • Ken Adams – artwork

Charts[edit]

Charts (2012) Peak
position
Australian ARIA Albums Chart 3[21]
Austrian Albums Chart 28[22]
Belgian (Flanders) Ultratop Albums Chart 61[23]
Belgian (Wallonia) Ultratop Albums Chart 70[24]
Danish Tracklisten Albums Chart 20[25]
Finnish Albums Chart 5[26]
French SNEP Albums Chart 155[27]
German Media Control Albums Chart 37[28]
Japanese Albums Chart 56[29]
Netherlands MegaCharts Albums Chart 36[30]
Norwegian VG-lista Albums Chart 19[31]
New Zealand RIANZ Albums Chart 12[32]
Spanish PROMUSICAE Albums Chart 79[33]
Swedish Sverigetopplistan Albums Chart 21[34]
Swiss Albums Chart 30[35]
UK Albums Chart 19[36]
U.S. Billboard 200 3[19]
U.S. Billboard Top Rock Albums 1[19]
U.S. Billboard Top Hard Rock Albums 1[19]

References[edit]

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  12. ^ Colgan, Chris (2012-01-26). "Lamb of God: Resolution". PopMatters. Retrieved 2012-03-21. 
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