http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JElhfWJDLeU If any band deserves a break after having a tough year it's Lamb of God. LOG's last release, 'Resolution' dropped two years ago this month, yet the touring cycle for the album was interrupted by a legal drama the band had to endure due to vocalist Randy Blythe's Czech manslaughter trial over the death of a fan at a show in the Czech Republic in 2010. Much of the first half of 2013 was spent in various legal proceedings with Blythe ultimately deemed not to be criminally responsible and the matter came to a close in June '13. Lamb Of God was then able to recommence its touring schedule and earn some much needed cash as the cost of the legal proceedings were rumoured to be in the range of $500,000. In June of 2013 the bassist John Campbell told Full Metal Jackie that the band planned to begin recording a new album in early '14 with a view to releasing it before year's end. With Blythe being the band's vocalist and lyricist fans can't help but wonder how the entire experience will manifest itself creatively in Lamb of God's next album. For that reason we can consider it one of the most highly anticipated albums of the year. If you've read this far then we'd like to thank you for coming along for a look at ten of 2014's most highly anticipated heavy metal albums. We think that our choices are spot-on but should you disagree or wish to bring an omission or oversight to our attention please feel free to berate the author relentlessly in the comments section.
Ross Ingall is a 52 year old ordained Canadian baptist minister who has been listening to hard rock and metal quite literally since each was invented. A second career pastor who attended seminary in his 40's, the Rev hosts Too Metal For Church on Metal Nation Radio. Writing both under his own name as well as the psuedonym/nickname Reverend Rock, Ross has been writing music articles on the web since 1999.