G. J. Donnelly

Helpful votes received on reviews: 100% (8 of 8)


Top Reviewer Ranking: 4,963,278 - Total Helpful Votes: 8 of 8
Hangover Music Vol. VI ~ Black Label Society
Hangover Music Vol. VI ~ Black Label Society
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ignore The Critics, 11 July 2004
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… Read more
Contraband ~ Velvet Revolver
Contraband ~ Velvet Revolver
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Musical Masterpiece, 11 July 2004
You'd be forgiven for assuming that the "supergroup" status assigned to this band had gone to their heads. I mean, Slash, Matt Sorum, Duff McKagan (all ex G'n'R) and Scott Weiland? Sounds almost too good to be true huh? Well, it isn't. This album proves the critics wrong. This band has substance, and the tracks prove that.
I'm not going to go through each track one-by-one - I could go on forever about the merits of each. Instead, here's the standout tracks;
Do It For The Kids:
A cliched name if ever there was one, but possibly the most ass kicking song on the album.
Fall To Pieces:
A modern anthem. Possibly Slash's best melodic work since Sweet Child, and I don't… Read more

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