Straight for the Sun

Album: Resolution (2012)
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  • Lamb Of God open their seventh studio album, Resolution, with this track, which sets the mood for the record. Lamb of God drummer Chris Adler told Lithium Magazine that the band, "like the idea of some sort of mood setting introduction." He explained: "We hear it on a lot of records we like, where it's some sort of piece of creative audio that is supposed to be scary or hype or something like that. We've always enjoyed the idea of creating that musically somehow. Normally with us, there is this oddball song or tune where we don't know really know what to do with it, and often times that winds up as the last song on the album, because we always try to end with a punctuation as well – although I don't know if people even listen to entire albums anymore. But we also try to find something different but strong to put at the beginning of the album, something that is maybe not expected of us, and maybe break in a sound that is innovative or new for us as a band. 'Straight For The Sun' is one of those things.

    We haven't really done anything like that song since the (1999) Burn The Priest record. We didn't know what to make of it when we brought it into the practices. It was fun to play, certainly. It's sludgy and it's good, but it's not the typical kind of speed metal that is showing off all the tricks we tend to put forward as a band. It turned out to be this really cool kind of a slap in the face to start off the new record."

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