Lamb of God (band)

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Lamb of God is a five-piece progressive thrash metal band from Richmond, Virginia, USA with death metal influences.

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Biography

Morton, Chris Adler and John Campbell formed the band in 1990 at Virginia Commonwealth University where they were floor mates. Morton left to pursue a master's degree, so a new guitarist, Abe Spear, was found. Blythe was added on vocals when the band decided to retire from its instrumental sound. At this point in their career they were known as Burn the Priest. Morton re-joined the group and Burn the Priest released a self titled full length album soon after. Abe then left the band which opened a place for Chris Adler's brother, Willie Adler. A year after Willie Adler joined the band changed its name to Lamb of God and they signed a recored deal with Prosthetic Records.

Morton returned to the band.

Lamb of God combines the raw energy and speed of thrash metal with the growling vocals of the death metal genre. The band's style is generally considered thrash metal with death metal overtones. Their lyrical themes tend to cover politics and capitalism (As the Palaces Burn), American history (In Defense of Our Good Name), war (Ashes of the Wake), religion (Ruin), substance abuse (11th Hour), and other topics.

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Former members

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