Lamb Of God has always ripped, but were pretty light on material until 2006's masterful Sacrament. Still, the album's hyper-precise production really undersells the band's skillz -- people, it's time to stop aping Pantera -- but hallelujah they are going with a producer not named for his lack of soul. From Blabbermouth:
Richmond, Virginia-based metallers Lamb Of God have entered the studio with producer Josh Wilbur to begin recording the follow-up to their 2006 Grammy-nominated album Sacrament. The as-yet-untitled CD is scheduled for release in February 2009 through Epic Records in North America and Roadrunner in the rest of the world.Josh Wilbur is well-known for his Grammy Award-winning work with American alternative/progressive country singer Steve Earl.
Ok, I'm pretty sure the guy's name is spelled 'Steve Earle' but whatever. Whoever the hell Josh Wilbur is (he is clearly not 'well-known'), we can hope he's just pushing buttons. Like Mastodon, LoG is at the point where only a taskmaster-engineer is needed and the band can pocket producer's fees. Now blast this shit!