P.O.D. and Lamb of God’s Randy Blythe Are an Unlikely Combination That Works


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P.O.D. and Lamb of God’s Randy Blythe have released a new song – Story by Anne Erickson, photo via Atom Splitter PR

P.O.D. and Lamb of God’s Randy Blythe have released a new song together, “Drop”

Back in the late-1990s and early-2000s when P.O.D. were starting to get big, nobody would have believed that, one day, they would team up with Randy Blythe from the heavy metal band Lamb of God. But, here in 2023, all things are possible, musically. Odd collaborations are common today. So, in 2023, P.O.D. and Lamb of God’s Randy Blythe are an unlikely combination that works.

P.O.D. have released a new song called “Drop,” featuring guest vocals from Blythe. Even with Blythe’s heavy metal influence, “Drop” sounds 100% like a P.O.D. song. The song features nu-metal rap-rock breakdowns, a captivating groove and lead vocalist Sonny Sandoval dynamite lyrics.

Blythe enters midway through the song. His raw growl is unmistakable, as he adds a hardcore edge to P.O.D.’s otherwise very nu-metal track. Guitarist Marcos Curiel also chimes in here, offering up some vicious riffing that takes the song to the next level. All in all, Blythe adds a bit to P.O.D.’s music that goes surprisingly well with their sound. It works.

Regarding the new tune, Sandoval said, “‘Drop’ is another one of a kind, unparalleled banger that sets this band apart from everyone else.”

“Drop” marks P.O.D.’s first bit of new music since their 2018 studio album, “Circles.” The band celebrated the 20th anniversary of their seminal 2001 record, “Satellite,” in 2021. “Satellite” featured the radio hits “Alive,” “Youth of the Nation, “Boom” and more.

In an interview around the album’s 20th anniversary, Sonny Sandoval told Audio Ink Radio of the album’s release, which fell on 9/11, “A lot of that kind of sad, emo-core type music was out, too, where everybody was complaining about everything, and once 9/11 happened, it was more about, OK, we’re more of oneness and a unity and that big question of what’s going on in our world and maybe there is (an) afterlife.”

Watch the music video for “Drop” below. It features strobe lights, so those sensitive to strobes might want to skip it. Find P.O.D. online here.

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