on 11 December 2005
Im not usually the type to review albums on the internet... but buy this album right now!!! it is amazing, the best thing since flinstones chewable morphine. Zakk Wylde and the rest of Black Label are genius's blatantly. the talent really shows in this album and the solos always give me the shivers every time i hear em. ive had this album since the day it come out and i havent got bored of it. buy it i cant stress that enough... do it now. stand out tracks: Suicide Messiah, In This River, You Must Be Blind and Electric Hellfire. Buy all the albums but buy this first, or Sonic Brew either way you win, whatever price!
on 9 January 2006
This is undoubtedly my favourite Black Label Society album. There's so much variety on this CD, that whether or not you're a fan of heavy metal, there'll be a few tracks on this CD.
Myself, I like a wide range of (guitar) music, so this album was fantastic. There are loads of great songs, so it's hard to pick out the best. For me, I would have to say:
* Suicide Messiah
* Dirt on the Grave
* Electric Hellfire
* What's in You
* In This River
Are essential listening for any guitarist, metal fan or rock fan.
It's an essential album as well - you must have this in your collection!
on 5 April 2005
After listening to this album almost non-stop since the release date (7th March-8th in the U.S.A), i have drawn the conclusion, Zakk Wylde is God. The opening track (Fire it up) has got to be one of the best BLS tracks to date and one my band will definately be covering. The following tracks continue at a high standard and there is never a low point. Paticular songs that stand out are: Suicide Messiah, In this River (showcasing Zakk's mellower side), Death March, Say what you will and Dirt on the Grave (another of Zakk's ballads). The album follows in true BLS style, crunching riffs, heavy leads, strong vocals and of course, spine-chilling solos. As my friend 'farkpark' said, "As Randy Rhoads natural heir, Zakk continues to do him proud"
If your looking for a BLS album, choose this one. It has better production and mixing than the other albums, and the songs are just as strong, if not stronger, even after an album a year since '99.