Lamb of God - Omens
Critic Score
Based on 10 reviews
2022 Ratings: #260 / 752
User Score
Based on 54 ratings
2022 Ratings: #834
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
Metal Sucks

Omens, the ninth studio release from Richmond, Virginia’s Lamb of God is a jarring yet sobering ticking bomb of a wake-up call.

90
Metal Injection

Unapologetic and full to the brim with pain and absolute bangers, Omens is yet another triumph from a band who doesn't seem to know how to make anything but.

80
Distorted Sound

Omens is another incredible album to add to an already stacked back catalogue that features just enough subtle additions to keep the band still sounding as fresh as ever.

80
Blabbermouth.net
One of these days, LAMB OF GOD might make an album that truly confounds expectations, but "Omens" is smart, surprising and monstrously heavy enough to distract us until they do.
80
Kerrang!

Like Slayer and Megadeth before them, they've both got there and stayed in their seat through an ineffable ability to kick you expertly in the nuts every time, even years after they first did it. And, actually, the omens were all there to tell you that.

80
Classic Rock

Heavy yet eloquent, full tilt yet considered, it’s a record that is incandescent with rage, and clever too.

80
Spill Magazine

Ultimately, Omens marks a progressive and promising step forward for Lamb of God.

70
Metal Hammer

It’s a halfway house between what works and some new sparks of experimentation.

70
AllMusic
Flush with neck-snapping velocity and chunky, Pantera-worthy riffage, the ten-song set is a worthy successor to Lamb of God's eponymous, Billboard-topping 2020 offering.
58
Sputnikmusic

At times, Omens sounds like Pantera reborn again, but mostly the album (and its respective songs) unironically just sound like Lamb of God.

surlace
46

Performance-wise, this band sounds as tight as ever. Songwriting-wise, Lamb of God falls incredibly flat on Omens.
If you think about some of the songs that stick out in their catalog, Vigil, Laid to Rest, Redneck, Pathetic, Hourglass (just to name a few), they all have what this album has and more, particularly more memorable instrumental passages and especially catchy hooks; both of which Omens is severely lacking. The closest they come to this at all here is on Nevermore with the whole ... read more

DREscapePlan
45

It has a couple of solid tracks but not much else. The biggest positive of this record is the album cover, which looks great.

Dempsey
45

Man ... what a delusion.
This doesn't seem to be a good year for many mainstream metal bands; they are releasing all these albums which appear to be parodies of themselves.
This is especially true for LoG, because despite the band's excellent performance, clean mixing and crystal clear production, it all sounds extremely generic. This is just a rip-off of their hit album "Ashes Of The Wake", as if they wanted to return to the glories of the past, failing miserably.

Frankly I ... read more

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Track List

1Nevermore
4:35
80
2Vanishing
4:48
79
3To The Grave
3:43
76
4Ditch
3:37
71
5Omens
3:47
74
6Gomorrah
4:12
71
7Ill Designs
3:41
74
8Grayscale
3:59
71
9Denial Mechanism
2:37
71
10September Song
6:00
66
Total Length: 41 minutes

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Added on: June 6, 2022