Resolution (Lamb of God album)

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Resolution
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Studio album by Lamb of God
Released January 24, 2012 (2012-01-24)
Recorded February–May 2011
Studio (see Studios)
Genre Groove metal, thrash metal
Length 56:21
Label Epic, Roadrunner
Producer Josh Wilbur
Lamb of God chronology
Wrath
(2009)
Resolution
(2012)
VII: Sturm und Drang
(2015)
Singles from Resolution
  1. "Ghost Walking"
    Released: December 11, 2011 (2011-12-11)[1]
  2. "Desolation"
    Released: June 5, 2012 (2012-06-05)[citation needed]

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]

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.[4]

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.[5] 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.[6] The album sold around 52,000 copies in the U.S. during the first week of release.[7]

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 an exclusive track "Bury Me Under the Sun."

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 72%[8]
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3.5/5 stars[9]
Alternative Press 4/5 stars[10]
The A.V. Club B+[11]
Blabbermouth.net 8/10[12]
Consequence of Sound 3.5/5 stars[13]
The Guardian 3/5 stars[14]
Pitchfork Media 3.9/10[15]
PopMatters 8/10[16]
Rolling Stone 2.5/5 stars[17]
Sputnikmusic 4.0/5[18]

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.[8] Rick Florino of Artistdirect gave the album 5 out of 5 stars stating that it was "Lamb of God at their finest."[19] 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."[20]

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

Credits[edit]

Writing, performance and production credits are adapted from the album liner notes.[21]

Personnel[edit]

Lamb of God[edit]

Additional musicians[edit]

  • Amanda Munton – vocals on "King Me"
  • Bryan Crook – orchestration on "King Me"

Production[edit]

Artwork and design[edit]

Studios[edit]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2012) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[22] 3
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[23] 28
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[24] 61
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[25] 70
Canadian Albums (Billboard)[26] 2
Danish Albums (Hitlisten)[27] 20
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[28] 36
Finnish Albums (Suomen virallinen lista)[29] 5
French Albums (SNEP)[30] 115
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[31] 37
Irish Albums (IRMA)[32] 41
Japanese Albums (Oricon)[33] 56
Korean Albums (Gaon)[34] 70
Korean International Albums (Gaon)[35] 13
New Zealand Albums (RMNZ)[36] 12
Norwegian Albums (VG-lista)[37] 19
Spanish Albums (PROMUSICAE)[38] 79
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[39] 21
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[40] 30
UK Albums (OCC)[41] 19
UK Rock & Metal Albums (OCC)[42] 1
US Billboard 200[43] 3
US Digital Albums (Billboard)[44] 4
US Top Hard Rock Albums (Billboard)[45] 1
US Top Rock Albums (Billboard)[46] 1
US Top Tastemaker Albums (Billboard)[47] 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ Staff writer(s); no by-line. "Lamb of God - "Ghost Walking"". www.roadrunnerrecords.co.uk. Roadrunner Records. Retrieved August 2, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Lamb Of God to release new album 'Resolution' in January 2012". NME. Retrieved 2011-11-02. 
  3. ^ "Lamb of God Announce New Album Resolution; Release in January 2012". rocksins. Retrieved 2011-11-02. 
  4. ^ Metalship (2012-02-22). "Interview with John Campbell (Lamb of God bassist)". Metalship. Retrieved 2012-02-28. 
  5. ^ (October 31, 2011). "Lamb of God: 'Resolution' Premier Bundles To Include Hoodie, T-Shirt, Dog Tag" Blabbermouth. Accessed November 2011.
  6. ^ "Resolution - Lamb of God". Billboard. Retrieved 2012-03-28. 
  7. ^ "LAMB OF GOD Bassist Interviewed On Mexico's 'Familia Perro'". Blabbermouth.net. Retrieved 2012-04-23. 
  8. ^ a b Resolution (Lamb of God album) at Metacritic
  9. ^ Heaney, Gregory. Resolution - Lamb of God at AllMusic
  10. ^ Slessor, Dan. "Lamb of God - Resolution". Alternative Press. Retrieved 2012-05-28. 
  11. ^ Heller, Jason (2012-01-24). "Resolution - Lamb of God". The A.V. Club. Retrieved 2012-03-21. 
  12. ^ Ogle, Ryan. "Resolution - Lamb of God". Blabbermouth.net. Retrieved 2012-03-21. 
  13. ^ Buchanan, David (2012-01-23). "Album Review: Lamb Of God – Resolution". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved 2012-03-21. 
  14. ^ Thomson, Jamie (2012-01-19). "Lamb of God: Resolution – review". The Guardian. Retrieved 2012-03-29. 
  15. ^ Currin, Grayson (2012-01-24). "Resolution - Lamb of God". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 2012-03-21. 
  16. ^ Colgan, Chris (2012-01-26). "Lamb of God: Resolution". PopMatters. Retrieved 2012-03-21. 
  17. ^ Eddy, Chuck (2012-02-23). "Resolution - Lamb of God". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2012-04-23. 
  18. ^ SowingSeason (2012-01-18). "Lamb of God - Resolution". Sputnikmusic. Retrieved 2012-05-28. 
  19. ^ Florino, Rick (2012-01-30). "Lamb of God "Resolution" Album Review — 5 out of 5 stars". Artistdirect. Retrieved 2012-03-21. 
  20. ^ Gillis, Carla (January 26 – February 2, 2012). "Lamb of God - Resolution". Now. Retrieved 2012-11-15. 
  21. ^ Resolution (liner notes). Lamb of God. Roadrunner Records. 2012. 
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  25. ^ "Lamb of God – Resolution" (in French). Ultratop.be. Hung Medien.
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  28. ^ "Lamb of God – Resolution" (in Dutch). Dutchcharts.nl. Hung Medien.
  29. ^ "Lamb of God: Resolution" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland.
  30. ^ "Lamb of God – Resolution". Lescharts.com. Hung Medien.
  31. ^ "Longplay-Chartverfolgung at Musicline" (in German). Musicline.de. Phononet GmbH.
  32. ^ "GFK Chart-Track Albums: Week 4, 2012". Chart-Track. IRMA.
  33. ^ "ラム・オブ・ゴッドのアルバム売上ランキング - ORICON STYLE". 
  34. ^ "South Korea Gaon Album Chart". On the page, select "2012.01.22~2012.01.28" to obtain the corresponding chart. Gaon Chart
  35. ^ "South Korea Gaon International Album Chart". On the page, select "2012.01.22~2012.01.28", then "국외", to obtain the corresponding chart. Gaon Chart
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  37. ^ "Lamb of God – Resolution". Norwegiancharts.com. Hung Medien.
  38. ^ "Lamb of God – Resolution". Spanishcharts.com. Hung Medien.
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  40. ^ "Lamb of God – Resolution". Swisscharts.com. Hung Medien.
  41. ^ "Lamb of God | Artist | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart
  42. ^ "20120129 Official Rock & Metal Albums Chart Top 40 | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart
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  44. ^ "– Chart history" Billboard Digital Albums for Lamb of God.
  45. ^ "Lamb of God – Chart history" Billboard Top Hard Rock Albums for Lamb of God.
  46. ^ "Lamb of God – Chart history" Billboard Top Rock Albums for Lamb of God.
  47. ^ "Lamb of God – Chart history" Billboard Top Tastemaker Albums for Lamb of God.

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