In a new interview with Jose Mangin of SiriusXM’s Liquid Metal, Chris Adler, the drummer for Lamb of God, says that the new material the band’s been tinkering with is pretty killer.
No doubt, no doubt. Especially since the band’s been dormant more or less since Randy Blythe’s exoneration.
According to Chris, who used to do an exclusive interview series with this site, the new songwriting sessions are coming along “great,” adding “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, [guitarist] Willie [Adler] has an idea and [guitarist] Mark [Morton] 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 said the stuff the guys have been coming up with is “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.”
Chris concluded 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.”
Chris said the band may have some songs ready in time to be road-tested during next month’s Soundwave festival in Australia.
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