Sacrament (album)

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Sacrament
Studio album by Lamb of God
Released August 22, 2006
Recorded Early 2006, Spin Studios, Queens, New York/Sound of Music Studios, Richmond, Virginia
Genre Groove metal
Length 46:14
Label Epic, Prosthetic
Producer Machine
Lamb of God chronology
Killadelphia
(2005)
Sacrament
(2006)
Wrath
(2009)
Singles from Sacrament
  1. "Redneck"
    Released: June 2006
  2. "Walk with Me in Hell"
    Released: August 8, 2006
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
About.com 4.5/5 stars[1]
AllMusic 3.5/5 stars[2]
Blabbermouth.net 8/10[3]
Brave Words & Bloody Knuckles 8.5/10[4]
Drowned in Sound 9/10[5]
Entertainment Weekly B[6]
PopMatters 7/10 stars[7]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[8]
Spin 8/10[9]
Stylus Magazine B[10]

Sacrament is the Grammy Award nominated fifth studio album from the American groove metal band Lamb of God. Released on August 22, 2006, Sacrament debuted at No. 8 on the Billboard 200 charts with first-week sales of 63,000.[11] The album was the top-selling metal album of 2006 and received the Album of the Year award from Revolver magazine. As of 2010, it has sold over 331,000 copies in the United States.[12]

The song "Pathetic" was performed live on the February 9, 2007 edition of Late Night with Conan O'Brien.[13] This marked the only major network performance for Lamb of God. The song "Redneck" was nominated in the 2007 Grammy Awards for Best Metal Performance, but lost out to Slayer's "Eyes of the Insane".[14]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Lamb of God

No. Title Length
1. "Walk with Me in Hell"   5:11
2. "Again We Rise"   4:30
3. "Redneck"   3:41
4. "Pathetic"   4:31
5. "Foot to the Throat"   3:13
6. "Descending"   3:35
7. "Blacken the Cursed Sun"   5:28
8. "Forgotten (Lost Angels)"   3:05
9. "Requiem"   4:10
10. "More Time to Kill"   3:36
11. "Beating on Death's Door"   5:06
Total length:
46:14

The deluxe edition of the album includes a bonus DVD with two videos for the track "Redneck" and a 90 minute making of the album itself, along with an Easter egg video segment entitled "Go Karts". The DVD was produced by High Roller Studios and directed by Doug Spangenberg, the same director from Lamb of God's Killadelphia DVD.

Best Buy exclusive bonus disc (XM Satellite Radio studio sessions)
No. Title Length
1. "Laid to Rest" (Live) 3:50
2. "Now You've Got Something to Die For" (Live) 3:39
3. "Omerta" (Live) 4:45
Total length:
11:34

Personnel[edit]

Lamb of God[edit]

Additional personnel[edit]

  • Produced and mixed by Machine
  • Drums recorded by Josh Wilbur and Machine
  • Pro Tools by Josh Wilbur and Richard Stoltz, assisted by Jim Feeney
  • Guitars recorded by Josh Wilbur, Ian Whalen and Machine; Additional editing and assistance by Jim Feeney; Assisted by Jeremy Miller and Brian Hoffa
  • Vocals recorded at The Machine Shop, Hoboken, NJ, assisted by Jim Feeney
  • Mastered by Brian Gardner, except "Redneck," mastered by Vlado Meller

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2006) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[15] 25
Irish Albums (IRMA)[16] 79
UK Albums (OCC)[17] 89
US Billboard 200[18] 8
US Top Rock Albums (Billboard)[19] 2
US Top Tastemaker Albums (Billboard)[20] 3

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bowar, Chad. "Lamb of God - Sacrament". About.com. Retrieved 2012-02-02. 
  2. ^ Monger, James Christopher. "Sacrament - Lamb of God". AllMusic. Retrieved 2012-02-02. 
  3. ^ Alisoglu, Scott. "Lamb of God: Sacrament (Epic)". Blabbermouth. Retrieved 2012-02-02. 
  4. ^ "Lamb of God - Sacrament". Brave Words & Bloody Knuckles. Retrieved 2012-10-13. 
  5. ^ Rauf, Raziq (2006-10-12). "Lamb of God - Sacrament". Drowned in Sound. Retrieved 2012-11-15. 
  6. ^ Collins, Clark (2006-10-13). "Sacrament Review". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2012-06-23. 
  7. ^ Begrand, Adrien (2006-09-21). "Lamb of God: Sacrament". PopMatters. Retrieved 2012-11-15. 
  8. ^ Steffen, Chris (2006-09-29). "Lamb Of God: Sacrament : Music Reviews". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on 2009-04-03. Retrieved 2012-02-02. 
  9. ^ Gross, Joe (2006-10-05). "Lamb of God, 'Sacrament'". Spin. Retrieved 2012-09-11. 
  10. ^ Lee, Cosmo (2006-09-07). "Lamb of God - Sacrament - Review". Stylus Magazine. Retrieved 2012-11-15. 
  11. ^ "LAMB OF GOD's 'Sacrament' Enters BILLBOARD Chart At No. 8!". Blabbermouth.net. 2006-08-30. Retrieved 2009-02-26. 
  12. ^ "Week Ending Aug. 1, 2010: The Downloading Of Eminem - Chart Watch". New.music.yahoo.com. 2010-08-04. Retrieved 2011-10-10. 
  13. ^ LAMB OF GOD "Pathetic" Live On Late Night With Conan O'Brien Posted Online MetalInjection.et (February 10, 2007). Retrieved on 3-24-09.
  14. ^ "SLAYER, LAMB OF GOD, STONE SOUR Among GRAMMY Nominees". Blabbermouth.net. 2006-12-07. Retrieved 2009-02-26. 
  15. ^ "Lamb of God – Sacrament". Australiancharts.com. Hung Medien.
  16. ^ "irishcharts.com - Discography Lamb of God". 
  17. ^ Chart Log UK: "
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    ". UK Albums Chart. Zobble.de.
  18. ^ "Lamb of God Album & Song Chart History" Billboard 200 for Lamb of God. Prometheus Global Media.
  19. ^ "Lamb of God Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Top Rock Albums for Lamb of God. Prometheus Global Media.
  20. ^ "Lamb of God Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Top Tastemaker Albums for Lamb of God. Prometheus Global Media.

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