Resolution has 14 tracks in a pretty broad
range of styles. Is it difficult to be that
adventurous and still keep a sound that’s
identifiably Lamb of God?
Adler: It’s gotten to the point now where
we really don’t see any kind of barriers, as
far as our sound goes. It’s inherently going
to sound like us because it’s us playing it—
and I don’t think any of us would depart
from the traditional sound. But it’s constant
exploration, and we’re willing to try any-
thing to see if it sticks and if it’s cool. Josh
[Wilbur], our producer, was there for the
entire songwriting process, and he kind of
cracked the whip on us. He was like, “Yeah
it’s not quite there. If you want to save the
song, you better go home and rewrite it.”
I’d be in the practice space from noon until
6 o’clock, and then go home and be in my
own studio from about 9 o’clock till about
4 a.m., rewriting. There would be parts here
and there that were standout, great parts.
For quite a few songs on this record, these
parts got mashed together to make one
“King Me” has a lot of parts. Is that one
where you combined bits and pieces from
different demo songs?
Morton: That one was originally brought
in by Willie and was pretty far developed.
We’d already recorded the tracks for it and
pretty much decided it was going to be
the closer on the album. Then Josh came
up very late in the process with the idea
of adding the opera vocals and the string
arrangements. It’s a very unique piece for
us. We all really love the song. We usually
try and close the album with something big
and powerful. The last track on the album
is one that we reserve for an epic piece, like
we did with “Reclamation” on Wrath and
“Vigil” on As the Palaces Burn. So “King
Me” was already holding that spot, but I
think when Josh had the idea of adding
those extra elements, it really took it to the
Adler: When Josh came up with the idea to
add the strings, it was a little bit of a scary
prospect at first. I kept questioning myself,
“Can we do this?” But the rest of the band
was so down for it. And once I heard, I
thought, “This song really lends itself to this.”
Were they real strings?
Adler: They were real strings. Josh knows a
few guys up in New York, and they came in
and put real strings on it.
Who wrote the parts?
Adler: I think the string players wrote