Lamb of God Drummer Chris Adler on New Music: ‘It Blows Me Away’
Lamb of God have been laying low recently, and for very good reason. After the catastrophe that was vocalist Randy Blythe's Czech manslaughter trial (where he was found not guilty) Lamb of God cranked out a bunch of tour dates before taking a step back to breathe. We've been privy to bits and pieces of what the band's next album will sound like, but in a new interview, drummer Chris Adler goes in depth on the current process.
In the final days of 2014, Randy Blythe gave a brief statement on Lamb of God's next full-length. “Lamb of God is playing a bunch of big gigs this year, and sooner or later we’ll write an album,” Blythe begins. “What the guys have been writing sounds pretty monstrous thus far.”
That's about all we knew about Lamb of God's writing as of late, but Adler just broke through the band's shell during a chat with Sirius/XM DJ Jose Mangin.
"It’s great," Adler says of LoG's recent songwriting. "I guess the thing that I was overwhelmed with was the idea of us taking the year off of 2014 and then have us come together basically around now and start putting things together. But, as usual, everybody is a little antsy and wanting to jam, and it wasn’t, like, oh, hey, Willie [Adler, guitar] has an idea and Mark [Morton, guitar] has this kinda cool solo thing he wants to add on top of it. Both of these guys came in with about fifty different song ideas. So what’s been great is just going through all these ideas, which are all really good, and being able to say, ‘Okay, we have this much material. Let’s pick the top 10 or top 15 or 20, and just keep working on that. Then they get upset, because number 42 had their favorite part. So, okay, grab that favorite part from 42 and let’s make song 6 way better. So it’s been that kind of a process as we go along."
Adler continues, "I’ve noticed the guys are really writing the kind of stuff that I find myself kind of… I don’t know… I don’t wanna say ‘singing along,’ because there’s no vocals on them yet, but the melodies of the ideas really stick with me, which is one of the things that, if I were to ever complain about more of the recent stuff that I’ve been buying music-wise… It’s great while I’m listening to it, I’m impressed, it’s over my head, it blows me away, but when I’m done with it, I couldn’t tell you how it goes."
The beastly drummer concludes, "Our goal is, you know, that the guys that’ll write the songs that stick with you are the guys that are gonna stick around. So I’m really impressed with what these guys have been doing on a songwriting level — stepping it up and writing stuff that kinda sticks with you." [via Blabbermouth]
How about that for exciting news? Stay tuned for more on Lamb of God and the group's eighth studio album as info comes in.
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