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Lamb Of God relight the fire that started it all
One of modern metal’s most accomplished and impressive players, Chris Adler, returns with his Lamb Of God bandmates… but not as Lamb Of God. No, instead they’re back as Burn The Priest – the original name of the band, and to celebrate 20 years since the release of Burn The Priest’s album, Adler and co present an album of covers that inspired them two decades-plus ago. So you have the drummer tearing it up on a variety of hardcore and punk tracks such as The Accused’s ‘Inherit The Earth’, Bad Brains’ ‘I Against I’, Agnostic Front’s ‘One Voice’ and The Cro-Mags’ ‘Dine Alone’. It’s a double-kick supplemented exercise in punk rock drumming. Some of the original players on those records, like Helmet’s John Stanier (‘In The Meantime’, a vinyl only bonus track), and The Melvins’ Dale Crover (‘Honey Bucket’) are accepted masters of the genre already, and a tough act to follow – yet Adler manages to bring something of himself to the power and enthusiasm that those original recordings possessed and made them so special.The rhythmic backbone of Big Black’s ‘Kerosene’ is handled with restraint and it’s a great cover; ditto the industrial beat of Ministry’s ‘Jesus Built My Hotrod’ is fantastically replicated by the metal drummer. These are tracks from a golden age of music, one that inspired many of today’s punk and metal exponents, and as such well worth revisiting, especially when they’ve been given such a genuine fans’ treatment.
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Chris Adler (left) with Burn The Priest