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Lamb Of God’s Mark Morton Reveals His Personal Ranking Of The Band’s Catalog


Last year Revolver took it upon themselves to rank the catalog of Richmond, VA-based groove metal favorites Lamb Of God. As it turns out, the band’s guitarist Mark Morton had a differing opinion on how that list should have played out and has since provided his own personal ranking to the publication.

Revolver‘s original ranking for the band’s catalog (see here) of course didn’t include their as-yet unreleased new album “Omens” and neither does Morton‘s. You can see how Revolver ranked the albums below:

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  • 08. “Wrath
  • 07. “Resolution
  • 06. “VII: Sturm und Drang
  • 05. “Lamb Of God
  • 04. “New American Gospel
  • 03. “As The Palaces Burn
  • 02. “Sacrament
  • 01. “Ashes Of The Wake

In the below newly shared video from Revolver, Morton went on to discuss how he personally ranks his band’s catalog, providing the below list of which, as he puts it, are the ‘least shittiest’.

  • 08. “VII: Sturm und Drang
  • 07. “Resolution
  • 06. “New American Gospel
  • 05. “Sacrament
  • 04. “Wrath
  • 03. “Lamb Of God
  • 02. “Ashes Of The Wake
  • 01. “As The Palaces Burn

While the lowest ranking albums earned their spot for the internal tensions and his own struggles with addiction that pervaded the sessions for them, “New American Gospel” itself got a low ranking due to the sonics. Morton stated, “It sounds terrible. It’s pretty much unlistenable.” He clarified later that, “We didn’t have a lot of resources and I think everybody involved in the entire process of making that record was on a learning curve. So it doesn’t hold up sonically…”

For the surprise relatively low ranking of the gold-certified “Sacrament“, Morton offered, “It has a couple of our biggest, greatest songs on it… But I think top to bottom, it’s inconsistent. I think for it to be the great album that everyone says it is, it’s gotta be that [great] top to bottom.” He later stated, “This is not the greatest Lamb Of God album, because it is inconsistent, and for every great song, there’s that song you just kinda want to skip over.”

On ranking “Wrath” at #4, he argued, “It’s the most consistent album top to bottom. It’s the one you listen to all the way through and every song is good. And it sounds great. I mean Josh Wilbur is always a phenomenal engineer, always a phenomenal mixer, always a phenomenal producer, love Josh, but that album is on fire. It sounds great.”

On “As The Palaces Burn‘ landing the top spot, he relayed that “It sounds urgent, sort of like scarily desperate. And it sounds like it’s about to fall apart or burst into flames at any minute. Like the whole album does. It’s at that point of heat where it’s just about to get engulfed.”

The band’s ninth studio album “Omens” is slated for an October 07th release date and the band are currently out touring on it. Here’s where you can catch them:

With Killswitch Engage, Baroness & Suicide Silence:

09/14 Baltimore, MD – Chesapeake Employers Insurance Arena
09/16 Atlanta, GA – Coca Cola Roxy
09/17 Jacksonville, FL – Daily’s Place
09/18 Tampa, FL – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
09/21 Boston, MA – MGM Music Hall at Fenway
09/23 Louisville, KY – Louder Than Life Festival *No KSE, No Suicide Silence
09/24 Chicago, IL – Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island
09/25 Sterling Heights, MI – Michigan Lottery Amp at Freedom Hill
09/26 Indianapolis, IN – TCU Amphitheater at White River State Park
09/30 Denver, CO – Fillmore Auditorium

With Killswitch Engage, Motionless In White & Fit For An Autopsy:

10/01 Salt Lake City, UT – The Great SaltAir
10/02 Grand Junction, CO – Amphitheater at Las Colonias Park
10/04 Fresno, CA – Exhibit Hall at Selland Arena
10/07 Sacramento, CA – Aftershock Festival (no Fit For An Autopsy)

With Killswitch Engage, Spiritbox & Fit For An Autopsy:

10/09 Vancouver, BC – Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre
10/10 Kent (Seattle), WA – Accesso ShoWare Center
10/11 Portland, OR – Theater of the Clouds

With Killswitch Engage, Animals As Leaders & Fit For An Autopsy:

10/13 Inglewood, CA – YouTube Theater
10/14 Phoenix, AZ – Arizona Federal Theater
10/15 Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater
10/16 El Paso, TX – UTEP Don Haskins Center
10/18 San Antonio, TX – Freeman Coliseum
10/19 Houston, TX – 713 Music Hall
10/20 Irving, TX – The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory

With Kreator & Thy Art Is Murder:

11/18 Copenhagen, DEN – Forum Black Box
11/19 Stockholm, SWE – Fryshuset Arenan
11/21 Oulu, FIN – Teatria
11/22 Helsinki, FIN – Ice Hall Black Box
11/24 Warsaw, POL – Stodola
11/26 Munich, GER – Zenith
11/27 Berlin, GER – Columbiahalle
11/29 Tilburg, NET – 013
11/30 Brussels, BEL – Ancienne Belgique
12/02 Ludwigsburg, GER – MHP Arena
12/03 Essen, GER – Grugahalle
12/04 Saarbrucken, GER – Saarlandhalle
12/06 Madrid, SPA – Riviera
12/07 Barcelona, SPA – Razzmatazz
12/09 Wiesbaden, GER – Schlachthof
12/10 Hamburg, GER – Edel Optics Arena
12/11 Leipzig, GER – Haus Auensee
12/13 London, UK – O2 Academy Brixton
12/14 Glasgow, UK – O2 Academy Glasgow
12/15 Birmingham, UK – O2 Academy Birmingham
12/16 Bristol, UK – O2 Academy Bristol
12/18 Manchester, UK – Manchester Academy
12/20 Paris, FRA – L’Olympia
12/21 Dubendorf, SWI – Samsung Hall

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