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Shot To Hell
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 14 September 2006
Just bought this album, and it really does not let up. Constantly kicking arse! Within seconds of putting it on, I could not help myself but headbang along!

Jam packed full of tasty riffs and everything you could ever want in a metal album. He can occasionally go a tad over board with the pinch harmonics but it still sounds fantastic :P My personal highlights are 'Black Mass Reverends' 'Faith is Blind' and 'Concrete Jungle'. Zakk Wylde really shows off his brilliant guitar skills in this record, Especially with his solos. Mind blowing stuff.

Highly Recommended!

Would highly recommend this to any metal fan.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 12 September 2006
Yet another alcohol fuelled, journey of an album from the BLS brothers. This album sonically sounds the best they have ever produced, i think thats down to randy's awsome mixes!!! The songs to me combine all eras of BLS. Tracks like 'faith is blind' remind me of a more powerful (mixed and thicker) version of 1919 eternals 'battering ram'. 'Blacked out world' has a great groove in it, dead catchy, starts off sorta calm, then just slams in!! New religion also stands out for me, a really sensitive side showing of zakk again, and i love the string bit in it, then lo and behold a nice slow fat riff halfway through. There is an even balance of great hard rocking typical BLS on there, and then the nice melodic stuff, both with major and minor feels. 'Blood is thicker than water' encapsulates the hangover music album vibe, which is a nice touch. I must say 'Concrete Jungle' as an opener compared to 'Fire It Up' off 2005's mafia, seemed a lacking choice for me, but since i've had the album, the song just gets better everytime i listen to it, typical BLS guitar stops and starts like heard in 'Born to Lose' from sonic brew.

All in all, a great effort from the boys, i thought they sorta lost form a cpl of years ago, but this along with mafia, are just a great return to where they deserve to be!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 13 September 2006
I always knew Zakk and the gang were awesome, but this proves that not only is Zakk a talented guitarist, but a gifted songwriter. For example when Zakk peels off his lead part in the beautifully crafted 'The Last Goodbye', he could have gone for the insane shred option, like so many uneducated shred maniacs, who have no idea of putting true class to a tune such as this. Apart from the amazing ballad 'The Last goodbye', Zakk shows his true colours with songs such as 'Faith is Blind', with is crushing guitars and earthshaking drums, courtesy of Zakk's veteran skin pounder Craig 'Louisiana Lightning' Nunenmacher. Opener and single 'Concrete Jungle' is a killer kick in the groin, with its huge chorus, and Dime worthy riff. All in all, BLS are on top form kicking much ass as always and the moving to superior metal label Roadrunner has given them a breather, helping them to produce a far more thought out record than last year's 'Mafia' which seemed rather rushed. This is a beer swilling, ball breaking venture into the (bearded) mind of the King Zakk Wylde, Recomended to all serious metal fans. :D
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 12 September 2006
Where do i begin with an album of this magnitude. If you've never heard of zakk wylde or his latest band Black Label, which rock have you been hiding under? and how can it be that soundproof? The album continues in the way mafia left of. The album consists of the usual heavy songs such as concrete jungle and black mass reverends, but also contains the softer more mellow songs that zakk is famous for, such as blood is thicker than, think "in this river". I would recomend for everyone to buy this album, even if you arent a fan of harder rock, zakks groove should win you over.
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Shot To Hell is the seventh full-length studio album by the American Heavy Metal band Black Label Society, the biker-themed band started by ex-Ozzy Osbourne virtuoso guitarist Zack Wylde.

It was their first release on Roadrunner Records, and it was released in 2006, one year after their successful Mafia record. The album was co-produced by band leader Zakk Wylde and Michael Beinhorn (of Korn, Marilyn Manson, Soundgarden and Ozzy Osbourne fame).

The band are purveyors of big meaty riffs, frequent guitar slide and squeals, and Zack’s blistering solos. The mostly guitar based songwriting is accompanied by Grunge-tinged singing, solid uncomplicated rhythms designed for head-banging and fist-pumping and a mixture of fast or mid-paced Metal songs with acoustic numbers (often with a slight Southern Rock hint or the inclusion of piano).

The vocals here have gone from a sort of blend between Neil Fallon and Layne Staley to having a larger Ozzy influence this time around. Other than that, this isn’t one of the band’s most talking-point albums. Not the rawest, the fastest, the doomiest, the most quiet, or anything else. This is just Black Label Society, doing their thing (meaty, simple, enjoyable Metal songs). It could be argued that this is a slightly more commercial effort due to the mostly shorter song durations and frequency of ballads, as well as the inclusion of the MTV friendly hit single “Concrete Jungle.” So; if you aren’t into the bands rawer, doomier side, skip their debut and start here, and vice-versa; if you want the band at their gnarliest start with the early stuff and work forwards.

No matter what direction you prefer from the band however, there are some really killer BLS songs on here; especially towards the end of the record. “Faith Is Blind,” as well as the acoustic-but-bouncy “Blood Is Thicker Than Water,” and especially the speedy “Devil’s Dime” are all particularly strong.

If you are a fan of Clutch, Alice In Chains, Pantera, ‘90s Corrosion Of Conformity, ‘90s Metallica, ‘90s Ozzy Osbourne, or even Soil then Black Label Society are well worth your time checking out. This album, while not boasting any easy descriptive label, is a good addition to the collection. I would also recommend Sonic Brew and Order Of The Black too if you haven’t heard them already.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
on 19 February 2007
Don't get me wrong, Zakk Wylde has been a hero of mine since he first appeared on Ozzy's 'No Rest For The Wicked' album, through Pride & Glory, his solo 'Book of Shadows' and Black Label Society, but I really am starting to get a little bored of that same old riff and style.

Nothing really ever changes from one album to another with BLS. The songs all sound very similar and although the lightning quick lead breaks are great, again, it's just how quick can you play a pentatonic run. 'Blacked Out World', 'Give Yourself To Me' and 'Hell is High' have an identical format - intro, put the backing vocals for the chorus in, verse, chorus, verse, chorus, etc .... yawn!!

'Black Mass Reverends' and 'Concrete Jungle' are OK but nothing spectacular.

The only real stand out for me was 'Last Goodbye' only because it's something different from all the other albums.

No song on here is as heavy on here as the likes of 'All For You', 'Phoney Smiles ..' or anything from 'Sonic Brew', and the slower songs are boring and uneventful in comparison to anything on the 'Book of Shadows' album.

I really don't get why everyone seems to be raving this album - I really don't get it. If you want to see the two sides of Zakk Wylde, go get yourself 'The Book of Shadows' for the mellow stuff, and 'Sonic Brew' or 'Stronger Than Death' for the metal.

If you want to hear some truly inventive, mind blowingly fast guitar playing that doesn't get boring, check out John Petrucci of Dream Theater. If you love the heavy stuff, 'Train of Thought' is the album for you.
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on 25 September 2006
Zakk Wylde, being the legandary, inspirational guitarist/artist that he is wouldnt create a bad album would he? Silly question. All his albums are a class above the rest and Shot to Hell is up there with all his other efforts. It has the ultimate heavyness and the chilling tallent of all his musical knowledge. Tracks like 'Black Mass Reverands' have a very hard rock effect, sheer headbanging, where a more mellow track like 'Blood Is Thicker Than' has real metal emotion. The album also has thrashier tracks, like 'Faith Is Blind'. but the thing that stands out on this album, as does on all BLS and Zakk Wylde albums, is the use of his almost trademarked harmonic pinches. So mouthwatering.....
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on 22 September 2006
From start to finish this album is a powerhouse of out and out rock!

Zakk Wylde (the voice and riffage behind BLS) is simply immense on this album which I would highly recommend to both existing fans and those looking for a breathtaking introduction to the band. Expect pinch harmonics, wailing solos and Zakks unique strong vocal style.

Particular highlights of the album include the single Concrete Jungle, the instantly catchy Devil's Dime and Blood is Thicker than Water which is a fine example of Black Label Societys skill at creating smooth laid back rock. These three tracks can all be sampled above.
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on 22 September 2006
well what can i say, wow. Zakk and his boys know how to deliver the goods. theres the classic BLS style in all the songs, but then quite abit of nice variation, such as the pantera style driving riff of 'Faith Is Blind'. then of course youve got the melodic ermm melodys of 'Blood is Thicker Than Water'. Then theres the pure BLS awesomeness of black mass reverands and concrete jungle. BLS fans you will not be dissapointed, and if your not a BLS fan, buy this now and expect to be one in the very near future!!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on 12 September 2006
I've been waiting for this album a long time and it doesn't dissapoint.From the first note of "Concrete Jungle" to the last note of "Lead Me To The Door" it's pure, undiluted quality.

This is 13 tracks of pure Rock / Metal to get the juices going.

You have the power houses like "Concrete Jungle", "Black Mass Reverends" and "Devil's Dime" as well as the lighter moments like "The Last Goodbye" and "Nothing's The Same".

This is Album Of The Year and I can't wait to see these guys tear these shores up again.

A must buy!!!

5 Out Of 5!!

BUY IT NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Pete
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