Wrath (Lamb of God album)

Wrath
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Studio album by
ReleasedFebruary 23, 2009
Recorded2008
GenreGroove metal, thrash metal,[1] metalcore[2]
Length44:43
LabelEpic, Roadrunner
ProducerJosh Wilbur
Lamb of God chronology
Sacrament
(2006)
Wrath
(2009)
Resolution
(2012)
Singles from Wrath
  1. "Contractor"
    Released: December 19, 2008[citation needed
    ]
  2. "Set to Fail"
    Released: January 14, 2009[citation needed
    ]

Wrath is the sixth studio album by American groove metal band Lamb of God. It was internationally released on February 23, 2009 via Roadrunner Records in Europe, Japan and Australia, and on February 24, 2009 via Epic Records in the U.S and Canada. It achieved number 2 on Billboard 200, with sales exceeding 68,000 in the U.S. during its first week of release.[3][4] As of 2010, it has sold over 202,000 copies in the United States.[5]

Background and production

In August, 2008, it was announced that the band had commenced work on the follow-up to Sacrament, and that it was expected to be released on February 24, 2009. Josh Wilbur was confirmed as the producer for the album. Wilbur takes the place of the band's previous producer, Machine, who worked with them on Ashes of the Wake and Sacrament.

The recording process of Wrath was made available for online viewing through the band's website, with two webcams installed in the studio (specifically in the drum room and mixing room).[6]

A producer version of the album with 4 split tracks per song (vocals, guitars, bass, drums) is available on the Deluxe Producer Edition Bonus CD (2009) allowing people to analyse and remix the individual elements of the album.

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