Lambs is a four piece hailing from Italy and “Betrayed From Birth” was released just a couple of days ago through Drown Within Records also from Italy. “Betrayed From Birth” gives you three tracks of dark blasphemous metal in the form of blackened hardcore for the most part. Lambs feeds off of your fear and the music as a result cuts like a razor right down the bone.
Through the entirety of “Betrayed From Birth” you feel a certain darkness wash over you maybe because lyrics such as “dreaming the extinction and silence on this earth a cancer devouring freedom, polluting disgrace so blind in your demise everything is fiction human existence is a cancer bomb” run through the veins of the music.
Not only do the lyrics set the abrasive tone as well as a dark haunting one like a vengeful ghost waiting for its opportune time to slash your neck, but the musicianship sets the tone as well of course. The guitars are all over the riff map jumping from frenetic bursts of high accosting energy to a slower more consuming riff. The bass that is hidden within the songs isn’t exactly so hidden at all. It hums a nice heavy bass line in the background that is audible and gives each song just an overall heavier sound.
And as the riffs swirl around you the drums do their best to beat you silly and leave you lifeless for the lambs to feed on you. For the three songs you can expect the same throughout. You can expect the songs are all going to be a combination of thrashing blackened hardcore and a more down tuned chugging approach as the band transitions from bordering on chaos to reeling it in to a slower march toward death.As the music gives you an intro to battery the vocals that are nothing but larynx shredding pour out over the loud harsh music giving you another dimension to the maelstrom that is Lambs.
“Betrayed From Birth” is a heaving mass of noise, darkness with a shred of depression covered metallic dirges. The three songs from Lambs give you a shredding fast paced pummeling one that regular lambs may not be able to give you. And as brief of a listen as this is, Lambs pack a punch within this release.