Virginian metallers LAMB OF GOD are being very generous indeed with releasing tracks off of their highly anticipated album VII: Sturm und Drang.
This time round, we’ve been given a really epic treat to our ears… Embers.
The epic five-minute track features Deftones frontman Chino Moreno, what more could we ask for?
“I wrote all of Chino [Moreno]’s lyrics and they deal with how loss affects interpersonal relationships, like in a family dynamic,” Blythe recently told Rolling Stone about Embers. “If a family member dies, that can really twist things up. I used a sort of oceanic vibe in the lyrics. I’m talking about ‘I’ve been staring at her lying still for so long,’ and I’m talking about the ocean at that point. The ocean is a metaphor for life.”
“When the band wrote the music to that one, there were two different endings,” continues Blythe. “In one, it was ‘LAMB OF GOD’, like boring, we’ve done it a million times. And then Mark wrote this other beautiful, swelling thing, and I heard it when I was still down at the beach writing my book and listening to it. I’m a huge Deftones fan, and I could hear Chino’s vocals on it. One day, during the preproduction I come in and Mark and Josh [Wilbur, producer] are sitting there and they’re like, ‘What do you think about Chino doing vocals?’ and I’m like, ‘Yes!’ Chino came and he sand me the melody he had in his mind, sort of nonsense words like how we singers do. So I took some fragments I had and made it fit. He crushed it. He’s Chino. There’s no one that sounds like him.”
Listen to Embers below!
VII: Sturm und Drang is set for release July 24!