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Lamb Of God re­light the fire that started it all

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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

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