Lamb of God, ‘Ghost Walking’ – Song Review
Metalcore/groove metal titans Lamb of God have begun the next stage of their career with the release of their newest track, 'Ghost Walking,' the first single from their upcoming album 'Resolution,' due Jan. 24. 'Ghost Walking' is a brutally laced piece that Lamb of God fans are sure to devour.
'Ghost Walking' begins with an acoustic Southern groove part, which transitions perfectly as the distortion suddenly cranks up. The Southern Pantera-style influence is extremely prevalent throughout the song without Lamb of God losing their signature sound.
Vocalist Randy Blythe churns out another twisted guttural performance in 'Ghost Walking.' Focusing the lyrical content around the line 'Obliteration never looked so Divine,' Blythe delivers poetic lyrics such as, 'I'm blind on the shining path / Ghost walking in the aftermath / Hypnotized 60 cycle hum / The broken cadence of a distant drum.' The song also offers more accessible lines that fans can instantly connect with - 'You lived through hell, now you're trying to die / The skin is healed but your bleeding inside / Shots fired just to numb the pain / There's no one left to save.'
Lamb of God shine the spotlight heavily on the guitar work in 'Ghost Walking,' delivering impressive sweeps, palm-muted shredding and captivating harmonies. The song delivers what fans have come to expect from the band, with a few new elements, which are sure to convert naysayers worldwide.
Listen to Lamb of God, 'Ghost Walking'