Lamb Of God vocalist Randy Blythe always seems very thoughtful and well-spoken in his reactions to the goings on of the day. In a new interview with Loudwire, Blythe said he feels like people are usually too quick to comment on current events. Blythe added that especially with the recent election and the ensuing chaos, the pandemic, and the various natural disasters, maybe people should chill for a minute and see what happens before voicing their opinions.
Blythe's response is in reaction to being asked how the recent election influenced the most recent Lamb of God album.
"We had already written that album before the election.
"There's political commentary, but it's in a much broader sense than any specific president or election. I was trying to look for causes — not effects — of the polarization that occurred in our country; not necessarily a snapshot of exactly what is happening.
"Since the election, it's been a sit back and watch and see what happens process. It's not like I need to write about this immediately because the news today changes so rapidly.
"We had a weird election, we've had a pandemic, we've had natural disasters… all this crazy stuff and it's all happening so quickly. I don't feel the immediate urge to comment on it and I think that's a problem in our society, specifically with social media — everybody's so quick give their opinion. Why don't we sit back and watch the long-term effects of what has happened and then draw a judgment there?"
Lamb of God recently released a deluxe version of their 2020 self-titled album, featuring two B-sides originally included on the Japanese and digipak box set editions. The reissue also included a second disc containing their entire September 18, 2020 livestream performance titled Live In Richmond, VA. Grab the deluxe version of the album here.