‘Ashes of the Wake’ crowned as fan favorite Lamb of God studio album

Posted by Ramon Gonzales in News on March 29, 2021

To celebrate the release of the band’s deluxe edition of their 2020 self-titled record and ‘Live in Richmond’ LP/DVD, Knotfest revisited one of metal’s most consistent catalogs to see which album topped ’em all.

In celebration of the recent release of the deluxe edition of Lamb of God’s incendiary 2020 self-titled LP along with the band’s landmark ‘Live In Richmond’ LP and concert DVD, KNOTFEST revisited the band’s stellar discography and presented the fans will a tough task – to vote for their favorite all-time Lamb of God studio LP.

After weeks of tallying literally thousands of votes, the bracket broke down with Lamb of God’s 2020 self-titled effort edging out New American GospelAs the Palaces Burn fell short to the band’s 2015, VII: Sturm Und Drang. 

Ashes of the Wake would prove strong right out of the gate, knocking off the band’s sixth LP, Resolution. Sacrament would complete the final four in the bracket, bumping off 2009’s Wrath

Eventually, the band’s seminal Ashes of the Wake would battle it out with the 2020 self-titled effort, advancing to the finale – pitting two timeless offerings against one another.  The result would underscore just how monumental both albums have been in the lexicon of heavy music, with the 2004 Ashes standing the test of time, and the self-titled already being lauded as an instant classic.

Ultimately, Ashes of the Wake would rack up the most votes, taking on the unofficial title of fan favorite studio album from Lamb of God. Though some recent developments might make this conversation different in the near future.

Lamb of God’s the deluxe edition and the ‘Live In Richmond’ LP/DVD debuted on March 26th and featured a the bonus tracks “Ghost Shaped People” and “Hyperthermic/Accelerate”. The release also included brand new visuals for each of the bonus tracks – most recently, the lyric video for “Hyperthermic/Accelerate,” as well as a live visual of “Memento Mori” and the collaborative anthem “Routes” featuring Chuck Billy of the almighty Testament.

The release captures the live force of their global streaming event from last year, in celebration of the band’s eighth studio album. Delivering a live translation of the self-titled album in full, the band also gave fans a four songs encore that included “Ruin,” “Contractor,” “512,” and the live debut of “The Death Of Us,” a new track the band conceptualized and completed in quarantine for the Bill & Ted Face The Music soundtrack. 

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