With Lamb of God’s newest album ‘VII: Strum Und Drang’ coming out next week, it was very likely that the band would release another heavy-hitting single, despite the fact that they’ve practically released half of the album. They’ve been slowly releasing material over the course of this month, but have been hanging some of their more special tracks over the heads of fans the whole time. More specifically, the two tracks off the new album that have some pretty significant guest vocalists joining in: Chino Moreno from Deftones and Greg Puciato from Dillinger Escape Plan.
Now, exactly one week before the official release of the new album, the band has finally dropped ‘Embers’ their track featuring Moreno:
So far, excluding this new one, the band has released 4 songs from the new album: Still Echoes, Overlord, 512, and Erase This. In order to adequately prepare for the release of this absolute monster of an album, it’s advised that you re-listen to all of the new songs that have been released so far:
This new album comes from a much darker place than albums before it, as it was mostly inspired by the months that Randy Blythe spent in a Czech prison, after he was accused of causing a fans death. The album’s title is German which translates literally as Storm and Stress, but has been associated for the literary philosophy of emotional duress and a rebuff of the day's conventions.