Lamb Of God: Sacrament

Lamb Of God: Sacrament
CD - 2006 Epic
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This special deluxe edition of “Sacrament” chronicles the making of the album from the early stages of writing and rehearsing to the actual studio recording. Filmed during the spring of 2006, the footage captures the intensely personal aspects of the album making process as well as taking a sneak peek inside the band’s private lives. The DVD contains interviews from each band member as well as director’s cut versions of two videos from their upcoming release, including the first single “Redneck”.

All songs written by Lamb Of God
Sony/ATV Songs, LLC/Subtle Arts Of Publishing (BMI)
Produced and Mixed by Machine
Drums recorded by Josh Wilbur and Machine
at Spin Recording Studios, Long Island City, NY
Pro-Tools by Josh Wilbur and Richard Stoltz
Assisted by Jim Feeney
Guitars recorded by Josh Wilbur,
Ian Whalen and Machine
at Sound Of Music, Richmond, VA
Additional Editing and assistance by Jim Feeney
Assistants: Jeremy Miller and Brian Hoffa
Vocals recorded at The Machine Shop, Hoboken, NJ
Assisted by Jim Feeney
Additional Production/Mix by Machine
at The Machine Shop, Hoboken, NJ
Mastered by Brian Gardner
at Bernie Grundman Mastering, Hollywood, CA
Except "Redneck"
Mastered by Vlado Meller
at Sony Studios, NYC

Lamb Of God thanks:
Scott Greer, Cheryl Valentine, Charlie Walk, Ryan Santomauro, Danny Lockwood, Brian Celler, Allison Hagendorf, Harvey Leeds, John Hering, Tim Heslin, Janet Rubin, Sean Evans, Jeff Pitts, Jeff Cohen, EJ, Dan Fitzgerald, David Allen, Ken Adams, Joe Hibbs @ Mapex Drums, Kevin Radomski @ Pro-Mark Sticks, Karen and Darrell @ Axis Percussion, Chris Brewer & Norbert Seamann @ Meinl Cymbals, Chris Brady @ Aquarian Drum Heads, Craig Costigan and Framus, Kim Graham @ Gibraltar Hardware, John Walker & Brian McDonald @ Jackson Guitar, Allen Steelgrave & Sylvia Hakopian @ ESP Guitar, Dave Cowles @ GHS Strings, David Leinhardt @ Dean Markley Strings, Tim McKee @ Mesa-Boogie, Ltd., John Ferrante @ Planet Waves, Kellie @ Seymour Duncan, Kristy Jo @ Sennheiser, Doug @ Tour Supply, Tech 21 NYC, Bert @ Intune Guitar Picks, EMG pickups, Tacoma Basses, Metal Maria Ferraro, Jensen Lee, Brian Rocha

Chris would like to thank:

Julie Adler for her timeless love, trust, patience, support, passion and inspiration. I am lost without you. My immediate and extended family for their never-ending support and encouragement. The LOG Crew and family: Larry Mazer, Tamra Feldman, Jody Mazer, Tim Borror, Leah Peterson, Doug Spangenberg, Machine, Bozz Porter, Mikey B, Jay Chiari, Larry Clubb, Chris Ramming, Evie Carrano, Angie Cooper, Dusty Simmons, Dennis Solomon, Jesse Barnes, James Adler, Skillet, Paul Booth, Ed Gold, Steve Fenner, John Murden and Frank Warren. My Brothers in Arms - John Campbell, Willie Adler, Mark Morton and Randy Blythe. The bands and crews that we know as friends. Our fans and friends around the world that support, believe in and care enough to treat us fairly. "Leaders are made, they are not born. They are made by hard effort, which is the price which all of us must pay to achieve any goal that is worthwhile." -Vince Lombardi

Willie would like to thank:

I'd first like to thank my beloved wife, Brandy Adler for being the most beautiful, generous, and loving woman I've ever met. You are my soul-mate and my source of strength, may there never be a day that I'm without your guidance and love, you truly are my angel and the love of my life, always and forever. Our son Tres for always showing me that I've still got a lot to learn and constantly keeping me on my toes, I love you both with all my soul, and will always do everything in my power to keep you safe, happy, and surrounded with love. My folks, Jim and Pat Adler for their never ending support and love. I thank you and love you with all my heart. H.C. and Carole Hopkins and the entirety of the Hopkins clan for their generous love and support as well, for family truly is the only means that will carry us through the tribulations of this life. My brother Chris for never failing to amaze and impress me, without you, this path would not have been the one I chose to follow. My brother Jamey, for always lightening up any situation and for keeping family so dear to his heart. John, Randy and Mark, for the constant inspiration and entertainment, may we keep this fire ablaze until its light has lost its intensity. Machine, the ever impressive, multi-tasking, ingenious individual that we are so fortunate to call our producer, thank you for everything, make sure Ike knows the pleasures of banana pudding. Ian Whalen, my personal engineer, for sticking it out with me when we thought all was doomed, thank you. Rich, Josh, and Jim for all of your contributions to the project, without you this wouldn't have been possible. Larry Clubb, Bozz Porter, Jay Chiari, Mikey B., Evie Carrano, Angie Cooper, Jesse Barnes, for making life on the road as enjoyable as possible; thank you for all your hard work and support, I am grateful to call you all my friends. Doug Spangenberg, my mummy buddy for life, you're the best Dougie, and a brilliant dvdographer, I'm lucky to call you my friend. All the bands we've had the privilege of sharing a stage with; thanks for the hours of entertainment and the lasting friendships.I'll cherish them for years to come. Larry Mazer, Tamra Feldman and everyoneat Entertainment Services Unlimited, thank you for all that you have done for us throughout the years. . All those at GHS Strings for their support and incredible strings.Everyone at Seymour Duncan for the very best in pick-ups. Maria Ferraro and Adrenaline P.R.,( if you don't know who Maria is, you don't know metal). Everyone at Epic records that truly believe in us and who we are, you know who you are, thank you.If I happened to forget you, it wasn't intentional. Peace outside.

John would like to thank:

My wife Emily, my family, bandmates, our crew, Jesse Barnes, Doug Spangenberg, Larry Mazer, Tamra Feldman, Tim Borror, Jeff Cohen, Machine Freeman, Jim Feeny, Josh Wilbur, Ian Whalen, Tim McKee, Brian McDonald, David Leinhardt, Kevin Young, our Fans, Richmond, VA, RPG, ATP, Suzukiton, Skillet, The Bopst Show on WCLM 1450AM M-F 1-4, my regular poker folks, Buck Futler, good-boy Balut and my sweet Angelina.

D. Randall would like to thank:

My wife Cynthia Cole Blythe, for her love and patience despite my faults. You are more important to me than anything else in the world. I love you honey. My family. My friends- ya'll know who you are. Anyone in this world with half a brain and worthy of respect.As for the rest of you, (that being 99.99999999% of humanity) you are a disease on this planet, festering and rank. You are killing the earth. If I had a genetic bomb that would exterminate you all, I would drop it now. Take a look around at the world we live in- ya'll have fucked it up and you have no one to blame but yourselves. To paraphrase Marcus Aurelius Antonius: "Don't fear death, because it's comin' anyway bitch cakes. Instead fear never having truly lived." BANZAI, MOTHERFUCKERS!

Mark would like to thank:

My beautiful Karrie Lynn for our love and our life... you've shown me how good it can be, I love you;my family for strength and guidance every day of my life; Chris, John, Randy and Willie for an amazing ride; Machine for dedication, vision, good times and killer sounds; Doug Spangenberg... the 6th Lamb; Larry Mazer... you're like a professor to me, man... it's truly a blast to work with you.;Tamra Feldman for tireless commitment; Jeff Cohen for keeping us all out of jail and Ken Adams for sticking with us; the rest of the Lamb Of God family: Jessie Barnes, Boz Porter, Larry Clubb, Mikey B., Evie Carrano, Jay Chiari, Dennis Solomon, Angie Cooper, Chris Ramming, Dusty Simmons, Maria Ferraro and Adrenaline PR, Ian Whalen, Josh Wilbur, Jim Feeney, Tim Borror and Leah Peterson,Frank Warren,Scott Greer, Allison Hagendorf, Cheryl Valentine, Jody Mazer, David Allen, Mikey Brosnan, EJ and Dan at Prosthetic Records, High Roller Studios, Daragh McDonagh, Ed Gold, Skillet; Tim McKee and Mesa/Boogie, Brian McDonald, John Walker and Jackson Guitars, Kellie Stoelting, Jessica Sonquist and Seymour Duncan Pickups, Craig Costigan and Framus, Dave Cowles and GHS, John Ferrante and Planet Waves, Burt Lecato and In Tune picks; RPG, ATP and all the East End beer drinkers and hell raisers, Big Shirley's Plantation,Ronnie and Lee Ann Blankenship, Bryan and Jeannie Biggerstaff... "I got the need for speed!", Bobby and Jeannie Madison, all the good folks at the Richmond Dragway, Mark Davis, Ed Unser and Precision Roofing... hold me a spot, I might still need it!, Wicket, Jack and my main man Curtis... and most importantly, all of our fans around the world who have given us the chance to live out a dream... .thank you.

The Crew:
Marketing: Scott Greer
A&R: Allison Hagendorf

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Reviews for this Album

by YASH February 1, 2013 - 12:34

REDNECK is EPIC !!!!!!!

by ADAMS L OF G September 7, 2012 - 06:59
by THIAGOPORTAL August 13, 2012 - 08:06
by METALLICAMAN13310 August 6, 2012 - 06:16

Masterpiece of an album. One of Lamb Of God's best IMO. Truly awesome. I love all the tracks though my favorites are forgotten (lost angels), pathetic, walk with me in hell and descending. Once again so awesome and I rate it literally 10/10 it's that good!

by FALLEN9915 July 3, 2012 - 12:17
by IZRAADOR February 10, 2012 - 17:29

My favorite LoG album, but I don't have the new one.

Walk with Me in Hell: 5/5. Good strong opening. A solo to be the best of all solos
Again We Will Rise: 5/5 Another solid song, full epicness all the way through
Redneck: 11/5. One of the best songs ever written
Pathetic: 4/5. Not my favorite, but I love the intro
Foot to the Throat: 3/5 I don't really like this one
Descending: 5/5. This is a really powerful song
Blacken the Cursed Sun: 5/5. One of the best on the album. Amazing intro
Forgotten: 4/5. Only problem is it's too short
Requiem: 1/5. The only one I downright dislike

by MISTERFLIPPERMD August 9, 2011 - 00:19

This album is simply FILLED with originality. The kind of songs you'll be singing to yourself, not knowing the words, and know exactly what song it is because this album seems as if it was produced very carefully to not overlap with previous or current work. Whether it's the subtle beginning to Again We Rise or the jaw dropping punch in the face known as Walk with Me In Hell, the tracks on this album KILL. No song has quite made me feel like jumping up like Pathetic, and no song has ever had has such a soothing odd-meter while maintaining all forms of brutality quite like Descending.

by BASTARDCHILD March 30, 2011 - 17:40

I was shocked and astounded when I listened to this album in its completion. This quite possibly The best album EVER made by Lamb of God in their entire musical career. There is absolutely no musical fat on this album. IT IS BRUTAL GOLD. Nothing compares to it.

by ATOMICKRONIC420 December 26, 2010 - 03:02

Terrible, the worst album from you guys yet. Almost lost complete faith in you guys as musicians, but Wrath proved me wrong. I think the hardest part was waiting 2 years for a album and then this comes out and doesn't sound like l.o.g. but it sounded like a "meh" band not the kings of metal that you guys are.

by ZAKKDIMEKERRY November 12, 2010 - 12:23

...instant fucking classic...I listened to this at least once a day for at least over two years...I had ex's wanting to kill me, lol...FUCK 'EM......LONG LIVE LOG!........

by BRANDON October 14, 2010 - 19:27

I did not like the direction u guys took on this album. redneck & walk with me in hell were okay...and i really did like the intro to pathetic, it was LAMB. im sure it took a lot of work on this album, but i'll just b honest u guys were on a role and u had to screw it up. rated a 1.

by THRASH September 16, 2010 - 09:25

great job guys,has a dark feeling to it.i bought it..couple months ago and loved it as soon as i turned it on.when i get pissed i turn it on and its like it throws me in another world of impowerment!

by THEARTOFRUIN September 8, 2010 - 19:03

this album is beautiful for my ears!
there isnt BUT, sacrament is one of my favorite album of log<3

by DUSTYMTLHD4LF86 July 29, 2010 - 18:52

i like this album if i had to rate it between them though it would be my least of all the log albums it didnt have the raw power (too me) that ashes or new american gospel had but im not as good as these guys so who ami too talk right this album hit 8 on billboard which is good but billboard doesnt mean anything to me anymnore this album is what put them in the mainstream metal league if there is such a thing but like i said i love it but if had to choose out of their heaviest albums this waould be last btu i would by it over and over again and you should too it never gets old \m/

by BIGRED1BRAVO July 3, 2010 - 01:44

just bought it yesterday i know i am alittle late but i love it exalent job on redneck and walk with me in hell chris your a hass bro and randy you fuckin kill the mic

by SACREMENT999 June 19, 2010 - 05:14

sacrement was released about 7 or 8 months before i knew who lamb of god were..after seeing them at download festival 07 i went out and bought the album.
It is superb! polished yes but never the less superb!
The songs are memorable but also aggresive! The album has many of the same features as wrath but for some reason this just feels.....better!
It has the epic scale, the same amount of production....but it just sticks in my mind as a better album!
Redneck is possibly the best song they play live, the reaction is always extremely intense!
a brilliant album!

by CAIRNS June 4, 2010 - 05:08

I actually just picked up this album a couple days ago. I have to say (*cough*... 4 years late), an excellent cd. Though I've seen some say it was a very polished album, to me it still came across as raw like a punch to the face. I picked it up at HMV and decided to go on one of my usual back road stress relief drives. I work in the armoured truck industry, so I get to deal with that pinnacle of the 99% waste of humanity, hell, I work for them. I listened to the album so much, I had been on the road 5 hours and a tank and a half lighter.

by MYNAMEISCOLEB May 31, 2010 - 16:37

This one sounded a little over produced, but the songs on it are constructed fantastically.

by BC_BLADE May 30, 2010 - 08:05