Lamb of God returns to Rocksmith 2014 next week!

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Are you a metal fan who is disappointed that your favourite genre is under-represented in Rocksmith? Occasionally you may even be vocal about that fact in the comments of a Facebook post, a YouTube video, or even an article on this humble website. Well, prepare to be satisfied, for this week, at least. Next week’s DLC is three songs from a band that can hold the claims of being both modern metal masters AND a group who’s frontman my nearly 63 year old mother tremendously respects: Lamb of God.

On Friday, Dan posted this photo:

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Since we’ve already let the cat out of the bag on the artist, there’s no surprise here anymore. That said, are you not curious to see how we got here?

In what seems to be practically a tradition at this point, the forums found a way to link this image of Jan Hus to Rage Against the Machine. It is not Rage Against the Machine. It took 10 pages, but TerribleAcorn found the original image the clue was taken from.

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Finally, kangshred seems to figure it out.

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Also worth mentioning: bcat129 predicted the pack before Dan put out another clue announcing all the songs.

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So, there you have it. It’s Lamb of God next week, and here are the songs you can expect to shred come Tuesday!

Redneck is one of my favourite tracks to play, so I know that I’m excited for this pack. How about you? Will you be picking this up? Do you wish there were more songs in this pack? Let us know in the comments!

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Pieter
Pieter
January 17, 2016 12:07 pm

I was trying walk witme in hell; second little block of intro ; place first finger on 5 string 13 fret and finger 2 and 3 on the twi strings below; use your pink to switch between string 3 and 4 ; was different as in riffrepeater and seemed strange ?

Colin Behnke
July 30, 2014 3:31 am

Oskar RT But that's assuming people who do harsh vocals can't sing, when in fact the opposite is true a lot of time.

Probably the prime example is Mikael Akerfeldt, who was considered one of the best growlers in the business (back when he still growled) and one of the best singers in metal.

Oskar RT
Oskar RT
July 30, 2014 12:33 am

Colin Behnke Yep, but people who vocalized in that way were the exception rather than the rule. I mean, today you hear almost all the so called metal made in that way, but years ago singers in metal bands actually were able to sing, at least the better ones…

Colin Behnke
July 29, 2014 6:08 pm

Oskar RT Harsh vocals aren't exactly a new thing. Far harsher vocals started getting widespread use in the mid-80's.

Colin Behnke
July 29, 2014 6:07 pm

They're so unheard of their last 3 albums only made the top 10 on the billboard! With their last album hitting #2.

We all know that bands are obscure indie-bullshit if they aren't #1 right?

Jordan Williams
July 28, 2014 11:51 pm

Did nobody get the burn the priest reference?

Elliott Rudner
Elliott Rudner
July 28, 2014 1:38 pm
Christoffer Waage
Christoffer Waage
July 28, 2014 12:19 pm

Elliott Rudner Hellter Skelter

Christoffer Waage
Christoffer Waage
July 28, 2014 12:15 pm

MAN! That "The bands I haven't heard of, shouldn't come as DLC" comment/post… That's such a huge classic, that Hold the Line is maybe the only thing more classic I've seen in weeks.

Brian Burda
Brian Burda
July 28, 2014 1:02 am

I'll buy but if you don't like it don't buy

Brian Burda
Brian Burda
July 28, 2014 12:52 am

So sold super tech metal to the haters it takes skill to pull it off not everyone's cup of tea but I put up with all the other downloads just accept it an let's go on

Rich Kenney
July 27, 2014 5:46 pm

I think I'll pass. Screaming is not music to me.

Oskar RT
Oskar RT
July 27, 2014 5:21 pm

Well, new comer metal fans who enjoy this kind of, well, new metal, which by the way is a sub-genre that is not really enjoyable at all, mostly because the barking like voices that those bands tend to use…

Elliott Rudner
Elliott Rudner
July 27, 2014 3:09 pm

"thrash and shout" is my death metal Beatles cover band

Nikki Saint Custalow
July 27, 2014 3:04 pm

F YESSSSSS!!!!! Richmond VA in the HIZZY!!!!!

Ryan McSeveney
July 27, 2014 2:34 pm

Wow, people really will find a reason to complain about pretty much anything.

Andreas Hammar
July 27, 2014 2:18 pm

Awsome!!

Seth Le Septième
Seth Le Septième
July 27, 2014 2:18 pm

AWESOME riffs to play !

Alexander Pettersson
July 27, 2014 10:33 am

It's one thing if you don't like them, I'm not a big fan either, but these guys aren't exactly obscure.

Tony Mckay
July 27, 2014 9:28 am

im a metal fan but these just scream its not even music its just thrash and shout! at least give us metal bands who make music not noise

Michael Wastedkitten Hruby
Michael Wastedkitten Hruby
July 27, 2014 6:12 am

One of the most popular metal bands that no one has ever heard of. That makes SOOOOOO much sense.

John Doeson
July 27, 2014 4:52 am

Get out you ignoramus.

Elliott Rudner
Elliott Rudner
July 27, 2014 4:42 am

ahh yes, the indie underground band Lamb of God, who could forget them

Ryan Capen
Ryan Capen
July 27, 2014 4:01 am

Just because you haven't heard of them doesn't mean nobody has. This is one of my favorite bands and I most definitely will be purchasing this dlc.

Bob Davis
July 27, 2014 3:49 am

How long have you lived outside your cave?

Matthew Street
July 27, 2014 2:05 am

See ive heard of lamb of god but they arnt someone who i would want to play on rocksmith. They are a popular band amongst metal fans

Steve Hallman
Steve Hallman
July 27, 2014 1:30 am

Great. More bands no one has ever heard of. I think their primary criteria is "what can we license dirt cheap".

AJ
AJ
July 29, 2014 12:38 am

nope. not interested.

DynamicAnatomy
DynamicAnatomy
July 28, 2014 10:29 pm

Finally some more metal! The heavier end the spectrum as well. Very thankful for the guys @ Rocksmith for creating a diverse in interesting lineup of songs to play.

There are always haters when any DLC comes out. We have some especially ignorant posts on this one. Oh well. Such is the internet.

\m/ L.O.G. \m/

Not gonna buy this one
Not gonna buy this one
July 28, 2014 7:48 pm

Top 40 Requested Bands = http://blog.ubi.com/rocksmith-2014-song-request/

It was Feb 2014 the last time any of those top 40 artists were released as DLC.

Elliott
Admin
July 28, 2014 9:08 pm

Maybe this DLC sold well? Or their 3.5 million+ fans?

Rico
Rico
July 28, 2014 5:34 pm

I saw them live, with Korn, Rob Zombie and Five Finger Death Punch. FFDP and Korn were awesome, but LoG was terrible. I wish we could get some Korn and Killswitch Engage on rocksmith.

DynamicAnatomy
DynamicAnatomy
July 28, 2014 10:37 pm
Reply to  Rico

You’re probably not going to see Korn or any band that plays detuned 7 or 8 string guitars. try tuning your everyday 6 string all the way down to A and see how that works. I’m going to go ahead and assume not well.

HA!
HA!
July 29, 2014 4:51 pm
Reply to  Rico

I’m actually kind of glad to hear that Five Finger Death Punch have a good stage presence because I think everything else about them is total crap. At least putting on a good show makes them worthy of all the praise/fame their getting lately.

dXk
dXk
July 28, 2014 12:04 pm

Redneck still hurts my fingers, and I have no idea how I manage to hit the bridge and get a 86% mastery.
And I refuse to ever try something like that again.
No way, you won’t be able to make me.
Nope.
Never.

The songs sound great.
I might get one.
Or two.

elemenohpenc
elemenohpenc
July 28, 2014 4:48 pm
Reply to  dXk

And I refuse to ever try something like that again.
No way, you won’t be able to make me.
Nope.
Never.

The songs sound great.
I might get one.
Or two.

best. post. ever.

Muffy
Muffy
July 28, 2014 8:22 am

I’m not angry enough to like this band. Still having fun with the yacht rock so I’ll be alright to wait until next weeks dlc. Hopefully something good.

Fantom
Fantom
July 27, 2014 10:49 pm

I wont be getting this one I am not a fan of these guys. They play guitar and stuff alright but then you hear the singer and it gets really shitty, just like mastodon. (who unfortunately also has dlc) They are 2 of my least favorite metal bands that are somehow really popular

Jason
Jason
July 27, 2014 5:16 pm

Yay more antichristian bullshit. And it doesn’t help that it musically blows too.

Terminus
Terminus
July 27, 2014 5:46 pm
Reply to  Jason

I’m with you on that on both points, although I’d probably express it differently.

Tony Tunes
Tony Tunes
July 27, 2014 9:56 pm
Reply to  Jason

The clue featured a sacrifice to the Christian God, so there was a shout out to your crew. 😎

Mike
Mike
July 28, 2014 2:38 pm
Reply to  Jason

God doesn’t exist and Christian Rock sucks. I hate when people complain about something being anti-Christian.

Resistance
Resistance
July 28, 2014 3:07 pm
Reply to  Mike

You are proof God exists. It let you win the life-lottery infinite times in a row. Try thankfulness

Terminus
Terminus
July 29, 2014 1:29 pm
Reply to  Mike

Why should anyone care what you hate any more than what I do? “I hate that people have an opinion” -- yeah, that’s an argument. I’ll agree however, that most (well, nearly all) Christian rock sucks. You should give Todd Agnew a listen. I’d totally buy a pack of his stuff, although it will never happen.

mrme
mrme
July 28, 2014 4:16 pm
Reply to  Jason

Wow Christians with a persecution complex. Now that’s not something you see every day.

Terminus
Terminus
July 29, 2014 1:20 pm
Reply to  mrme

Who said anything about being persecuted, or even implied same? Just expressing an opinion, much like you did. It’s pretty easy to be a Christian here in the US, not so much other places though.

Rico
Rico
July 28, 2014 5:42 pm
Reply to  Jason

All I needed to see from them is their music video for Redneck. You have to be a complete loser to make a video like that. I cannot stand hateful, douchebag metal bands. It is one reason I strongly prefer Killswitch Engage to many other metal bands. Their lyrics are not completely ridiculous like LoG and Suicide Silence.

DynamicAnatomy
DynamicAnatomy
July 28, 2014 10:54 pm
Reply to  Rico

Figures. You saw one video one time and make a judgment solely on your misinterpretation of the video, the song and its meaning.

If you knew anything about them, you’d know they aren’t hateful people at all. They were purposely acting like jerks in the video for a reason. The song is a metaphor about the music industry (specifically big record labels)and how they sometimes mistreat the artists and the fans.

Bonza Bloke
Bonza Bloke
July 29, 2014 12:53 am
Reply to  DynamicAnatomy

Whew! Thanks for the warning.

I was going to purchase the LOG DLC based on the fact I thought they were a bunch of hate filled anti-christian jerks.

Now I know it’s all an act, I think I’ll save my money and wait for a real band of arseholes that promotes true Satanism and the utter futility of the human condition (like OneRepublic).

Hail Satan! 😈

kenzyme
kenzyme
July 27, 2014 5:10 pm

Hell ya!! walk with me in hell was the first log song i heard, i now have all there albums ,love this band!

Deon101
Deon101
July 27, 2014 1:11 pm

Its kind of funny to me how so many people are like “can we get a metal band that doesn’t scream?” And I’m just over here like….. what dominates the metal world more, clean singers or the screamers?

Anyway being a huge metal fan myself, this actually seems like a great track with Ghost Walking and Walk with me in Hell. Those are some seriously fun songs to play. I’m afraid, however, at the small selection of artist metal is being represented by. Is only 7 artist (my standard of metal at least) and they kind of just recycle them. I’d like to see more representatives, there are some seriously talented guitarist in the genre. But I guess it’s easier to get bands if you already have a deal with them

HA!
HA!
July 27, 2014 1:26 pm
Reply to  Deon101

I partially agree with you. I’m a big fan of music in the general rock/metal genre, but I tend to gravitate mostly to classic rock and progressive rock/metal artists. I do listen to a ton of metal though, both old and new, and I think that there are loads of great bands out there that actually make music with sung vocals and none of that growling crap.

I understand that LoG are popular, and I can see why: the guitar work is wicked and the music all fits together nicely. However, the vocals just destroy it for me. When the vocals come in, I find myself instantly gnashing my teeth and wanting to shut it off. I would go as far as to say it’s barely even music at that point.

Screaming/growling/gurgling/grunting/insert other gross noise/etc is, imo, not an art form as much as it is an admission that your lead “singer” has no talent/voice. It’s sad to me just how popular and widespread it has become in the metal genre.

slaytan
slaytan
July 27, 2014 2:03 pm
Reply to  HA!

It takes a lot of talent to get a growl like that and keep it going for a solid 1 hour+ set. I used to hate the “cookie monster” vocals, but the more I paid attention to what was happening, I now consider them to be just distortion for the voice. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t. LoG is one of those bands where it works.

There’s a huuuge difference between Randy Blythe growling and George “Corpsegrinder” Fisher’s growling. Either would have plenty of trouble if they swapped bands.

Honky thom
Honky thom
July 27, 2014 2:52 pm
Reply to  slaytan

I like some of the shouty metal, and I said in my comment that I’m not a fan because of the vocals, but the third song there, walk with me in hell, had much better sounding vocals than the other two. I’m guessing this is due to production, and that it is from a different album. I may well get into this band beyond just playing this pack.

elemenohpenc
elemenohpenc
July 28, 2014 5:03 pm
Reply to  HA!

Modern metal with all clean vocals.

@HA!: I disagree with your last paragraph. Just because they can’t hit the singing range of many undoubtedly talented people, the focus and vocal manipulation that is required to make these sounds is no less art than your most highly regarded opera singers.

I’d like to see any artists that has made a career on clean vocals try to sound good doing death metal vocals… seriously, the growls, screeches and shouts. It’s an entirely different medium. just like sculpting isn’t the same as painting.

and these musicians (which they deserve to be called) do this EVERY NIGHT while touring. this vocal method requires a lot more than most people think. especially to do it consistently night after night… not just once in a recording studio.

Nick
Nick
July 28, 2014 8:01 pm
Reply to  elemenohpenc

tbh, no one sounds good doing the growls so undoubtedly they’d have trouble there…

Elliott
Admin
July 28, 2014 9:06 pm
Reply to  Nick

Objection: Mikael Akerfeldt

HA!
HA!
July 29, 2014 4:48 pm
Reply to  elemenohpenc

That’s fair. Can we all agree that it can’t be considered singing/vocals though if you can’t make out a single word of what they’re growling? lol

chris
chris
July 27, 2014 11:47 am

i heard the log singer killed a guy in a show so he is the real deal

Elliott
Admin
July 27, 2014 12:06 pm
Reply to  chris
Mike
Mike
July 28, 2014 1:20 am
Reply to  Elliott

Elliott, when someone mentioned that the Czech Republic was related to the clue, I said it was LoG because the murder case that involved Blythe took place in the Czech Republic. Where’s my credit on the forums?

Lawrencein
Lawrencein
July 28, 2014 8:40 am
Reply to  Mike

Because that wasn’t part of the puzzle. The puzzle was that the image Dan posted had another image in it that was locked with the password JANHUScomment image. I then decoded it as WILHELM WALKS LONG A LOST TIRED WHITE KNIGHT. I found that the Blue letters “WILHELM WALK N HITE” were an anagram of “Walk With Me in Hell”, Ceestewart found that the red letters “S LO G A W KNIGHT” were an an anagram of “Ghost Walking” and Gizmo94pl found that the green letters “LOST TIRED” was an anagram of “Laid to Rest” with a missing A. It turned out that Dan had accidentally deleted it during one of the clue revisions.

D00d
D00d
July 28, 2014 6:31 am
Reply to  Elliott

Imagine this shit happening during Megadeth concerts back in their heyday. How can you respect the music if it doesn’t respect you?

Elliott
Admin
July 28, 2014 9:36 am
Reply to  D00d

Hmm, now why would a metal artist be reluctant to let people onstage…

D00d
D00d
July 28, 2014 6:47 pm
Reply to  Elliott

Well, maybe because their music is pig feed and their fans are pigs?

Elliott
Admin
July 28, 2014 9:07 pm
Reply to  D00d

Or maybe because a prominent metal guitarist was shot and killed on stage? Just throwing it out there

D00d
D00d
July 29, 2014 6:00 am
Reply to  Elliott

No, man. If somebody wants to shoot you -- they will shoot you. I can counter your Dimebag Darrell with Meredith Hunter story -- the needed not to be on stage to start shooting people. Leveling with their audience wasn’t the thing that killed Darby Crash or GG Allin…

Bonza Bloke
Bonza Bloke
July 29, 2014 7:25 am
Reply to  D00d

…or Jeff Hanneman, Mieszko Talarczy, Jon Nödtveidt, Valfar Bakken, Bon Scott, Chuck Schuldine, Cliff Burton, Randy Rhoads, all those Spın̈al Tap drummers…

It’s the Faustian deal that gets you in the end.

Resistance
Resistance
July 27, 2014 1:19 pm
Reply to  chris

The guy that died was real

blehster
blehster
July 27, 2014 11:17 am

Another clue is that the art depicts a priest being burned, and Lamb of God’s original name was Burn The Priest.

I’m excited for this. Forget the haters, Lamb of God is going to be fun as hell to play. Great choice for a DLC pack.

Bat Wings
Bat Wings
July 27, 2014 11:16 am

Lamb of god
you take away the sins of the world
have mercy on us….

Lamb of god
you take away the sins of the world
grant us peace
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dave
dave
July 27, 2014 10:20 am

Cookie monster returns to Rocksmith 2014 next week!

jeam95
jeam95
July 27, 2014 2:00 pm
Reply to  dave

😆

raynebc
raynebc
July 27, 2014 6:10 am

This metal is in such harsh contrast with last week’s smooth rock. Alas, I’ll have to start passing on DLC again.

Honky thom
Honky thom
July 27, 2014 4:34 am

I’m not much of a fan of the band as I don’t really like the vocals, but the music and guitar playing is good, so I’ll be getting these. The Surf pack, a couple from the yacht rock collection, this pack, I’m having a great time with this DLC, thanks UBIsoft!

Bartz
Bartz
July 27, 2014 3:36 am

IMO there is a reason why metal is under-represented in Rocksmith. I think metal songs only appeal to people who listen to them.

I play a fair share of songs on Rocksmith i wouldn’t usually listen to because they are interesting to play, but i really cant stand most metal songs they are just no fun to play.

Mikael
Mikael
July 27, 2014 11:51 am
Reply to  Bartz

This may be true, but metal fans--especially fans of extreme metal--are some of the most rabid and content-hungry music fans in the world. Aside from only maybe jazz aficionados, they have undeniably the biggest physical format collections.

I would have to assume that this type of music has a much sharper sales chart than many others--huge first-week sales as rabid fans gobble it up, but then a much faster tapering off as impulse buys would probably be lower than for other genres. I would almost see this as a cash-grab week for Ubi instead of a long-term investment as is most DLC.

Not that I have any inside information, I’m just ruminating. I could be way off. All I *know* is I can’t wait to learn the killer solo in “Ghost Walking”!

Bartz
Bartz
July 27, 2014 8:01 pm
Reply to  Mikael

Hm you have a point there.
But i still think they would make more money with more “mainstream” music.

Sure would be interesting to see how much they make with each dlc

Chris
Chris
July 27, 2014 3:19 am

who?

btw you should see my blisters from Hold The Line

HA!
HA!
July 27, 2014 3:00 am

Lamb of God, to me, represent that unfortunate sub genre of metal that has great instrumental performances and AWFUL growling/screaming vocals. Such a travesty. Blegh.

raynebc
raynebc
July 27, 2014 6:11 am
Reply to  HA!

I feel exactly the same.

Storm
Storm
July 27, 2014 7:57 am
Reply to  raynebc

You should check out Djent, bands like Periphery and Tesseract are beautiful to listen to instrumentally, but then the vocalists come in…..

HA!
HA!
July 27, 2014 1:20 pm
Reply to  Storm

Cool, will do. I recently checked out Tesseract; I agree that I enjoy the instrumental versions of their albums FAR more.

jeam95
jeam95
July 27, 2014 2:42 am

Yeah! Laid to rest is intabuy for me 🙂

Old dude too
Old dude too
July 27, 2014 1:48 am

Admire the guitar and bass on this music, but just can’t stand the vocals with this type of metal.
Pass this week. But hey…we got China Grove so all is good. Spread the love.

elemenohpenc
elemenohpenc
July 27, 2014 1:16 am

These songs will def be fun.

Hoping for uncensored tracks… I hate the hard edits to remove the F-bombs in Laid To Rest. Sounds very awkward without something there like it was on GH.

Looking forward to:
All the variation riffs in Laid To Rest
The solo in Ghost Walking (and another song in Drop Db)
The breakdown/solo in Walk With Me In Hell

Acorn-san
Acorn-san
July 26, 2014 11:41 pm

Pass.

I simply do not see the appeal of this band. To each their own I guess. Hope it calms the loud Facebook metalheads tho.

motrgan Freeman's brother
July 27, 2014 1:54 am
Reply to  Acorn-san

Meh it probably won’t most metalheads hate log, I personally like them.

Terminus
Terminus
July 27, 2014 5:16 pm
Reply to  Acorn-san

Totally not in the target market for this band, but it appears some are. Three cheers for capitalism, I guess.

DC
DC
July 26, 2014 10:29 pm

Laid to rest!!!!

old guy
old guy
July 26, 2014 9:57 pm

Redneck is also one of my favorite to play but I play it very sloppy. I don’t have the rhythm for that. I know these will be great to play but…

Mark Morton is pretty versatile too. If he ever did a metal/blues fusion joint, I’d certainly be a fan.