New American Gospel

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New American Gospel
Lamb of God New American Gospel album cover.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 26, 2000 (2000-09-26)[1]
RecordedApril 15–22, 2000[1]
StudioAustin Enterprises, Clinton, Massachusetts
GenreGrindcore,[2] death metal,[2][3] groove metal[4]
Length41:32
LabelProsthetic
ProducerSteve Austin, Chris Adler, Lamb of God
Lamb of God chronology
Burn the Priest
(1999)
New American Gospel
(2000)
As the Palaces Burn
(2003)
Singles from New American Gospel
  1. "Black Label"
    Released: July 2001[citation needed]

New American Gospel is the second studio album by American metal band Lamb of God (first if not including the album released as Burn the Priest). It was released in 2000 through Prosthetic Records. New American Gospel is also the first release with Willie Adler on guitar, who replaced Abe Spear.[5][6]

Metal Blade Records reissued a remastered version of New American Gospel in 2006 with four bonus tracks.[7] 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.[8]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]
Exclaim!favorable[9]
NME8/10[10]

Revolver magazine called New American Gospel one of the "69 Greatest Heavy Metal Albums of All Time".[11] 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".[10] Kerrang! said that New American Gospel "is dawn for the most brutally aggressive band since Pantera."[citation needed] CMJ described New American Gospel as "grindcore and death metal for the metalhead kids".[2] Exclaim! compared New American Gospel to bands such as Pantera and Meshuggah, noted its "truly killer snare drum sound", and described the album in general as "a thoroughly satisfying listen and an innovative, real, heavy and scary metal album".[9]

Track listing[edit]

All music is composed by Lamb of God.

No.TitleLength
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."5:11
Total length:41:32
2006 remastered re-release
No.TitleLength
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:55:29

Personnel[edit]

Credits taken from Lamb of God's official website.[12]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Kennedy, Patrick. "New American Gospel - Lamb of God". Allmusic.
  2. ^ a b c CMJ. October 16, 2000. p. 35.
  3. ^ Rivadavia, Eduardo. "As the Palaces Burn - Lamb of God". AllMusic. Retrieved December 23, 2011.
  4. ^ Sammy O'Hagar (January 27, 2012). "RESOLUTION: SOMEHOW, LAMB OF GOD ARE STILL GETTING BETTER AT BEING LAMB OF GOD". MetalSucks.
  5. ^ Artist Biography by Eduardo Rivadavia. "Lamb of God | Biography". AllMusic. Retrieved August 27, 2014.
  6. ^ Patrick Kennedy. "New American Gospel - Lamb of God | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved August 27, 2014.
  7. ^ "New American Gospel - Lamb of God | Releases". AllMusic. Retrieved August 27, 2014.
  8. ^ "Prosthetic To Reissue Lamb Of God Vinyl For 'Record Store Day'". Blabbermouth.net. April 10, 2013. Retrieved August 27, 2014.
  9. ^ a b Pratt, Greg. "Lamb of God - New American Gospel • Metal Reviews •". Exclaim.ca. Retrieved August 27, 2014.
  10. ^ a b NME. October 28, 2000. p 40.
  11. ^ Revolver. September/October 2002.
  12. ^ "New American Gospel | The Official Lamb of God Site". Lamb of God. Archived from the original on June 17, 2013. Retrieved August 14, 2014.