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|1. Stoned & Drunk|
|2. Doomsday Jesus|
|4. Suffering Overdue|
|5. The Blessed Hellride|
|6. Funeral Bell|
|7. Final Solution|
|8. Destruction Overdrive|
|9. Blackened Waters|
|10. We Live No More|
|11. Dead Meadow|
The album begins with the fiery but powerful 'Stoned and Drunk.' The track 'Stillborn' features Ozzy Osbourne on backing vocals. 'Funeral Bell' includes powerful riffs and drums on this catchy track. The title track 'The Blessed Hellride' is a powerful acoustic and vocal track. The album ends with the haunting power ballad 'Dead Meadow.'
Zakk Wylde also plays bass and piano on this album and Craig Nunenmatcher plays drums.
This album is a definite album for the Zakk Wylde or rock/metal fan it is outstanding and features some fantastic tracks with Zakk's trade mark guitar style.
Standing alone, loud and proud beating off the hordes of nu-metal wannabees armed with some monster riffs and a few blast beats, Mr Wylde remains a beacon of all that is good in the world of heavy rock. Without a bad record to his (own) name, it remains a wonder why his employer, Sir Ozzy of Osbourne remains immune to recording a whole album of zakkchoons. Well, to be fair, we know why, don't we Sharon.
And on "Stillborn" we actually get to hear the patented Oswald wail on a Zakk release for the first time. And lo, it was good. Not that the Wylde one is any slouch in the vocal department, sounding more like his boss than ever before. Must be an age thing. Why I remember when we first saw Zakk Junior back in the day, not a minute over 12 years old. And look at him now, a less purty version of me. Although I couldn't compose and perform the greatest Black Sabbath song never to be a Black Sabbath song, "Suffering Overdue", the kind of song that makes the beer bell yquiver with joy.
Lyrically, we're in very dark place, and the whole feel is very conceptual, without getting all artsy on my ass. Also good to see Zakks Southern roots still showing on "The Blessed Hellride" itself. An early contender for rock album of the year. Oh yes. Now to start counting the days until the "Boozed, Broozed & Broken Boned" DVD!