This album is Zakk Wylde at his finest. I have read several reviews, calling this album boring, waste of time, out of sorts etc. but the fact is this; Zakk had the balls to show his wider interest in music and his wider talents. If you want Zakk at his ass-ripping metallic best, then do not buy this album. However, if you do want Zakk at a refined, laid-back and dare I say it, beautiful level, this is a must have. Think Book of Shadows, but updated, and with the creases ironed out.
The blistering solos are still there, the riffs are still there, just not in the distorted, head-bouncing-off-the-floor abundance in past BLS albums. The name of the album couldn't be more apt - Hangover Music is exactly what this album provides. You lisen to Stronger Than Death, Blessed Hellride, Sonic Brew etc whilst getting plastered, and you listen to this in the recovery period. This is, by no stretch of the imagination, a mediocre album. It depends what you are looking for. And quite frankly, if you are a "fan" of BLS and Zakk Wylde, then you should be able to fully appreciate this album for what it is - a work of art.