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This is the one!,
This review is from: Mafia (Audio CD)
First off unlike many other bands, BLS or Mr Wylde releases a new album almost on a yearly basis. This reminds me of a time when bands like Iron Maiden did the same until the mid Eighties. When a band has such a regular output, either the quality of each album suffers or that band hits a purple patch. Black Label Society have hit their purple patch. This is the most consistent album they have released. Each song has something about it to make you think it might become your favourite track after a few more listens. There are all the trade mark BLS signitures, solos, crunch, growls, melody, mellower songs (on two tracks). I suppose the song writing is better and the whole structure of the album keeps your attention. Other BLS albums have had a sameness about them with each having a few standout tracks.
This album should elevate BLS to another level. Perhaps if more people listened to them without the pre-conceived ideas some may have about Zakk Wylde (Ozzy/guitar hero tag) then more would appreciate this mans talents as a guitarist, songwriter and dedicated metalhead.
Go out and buy- you will not regret!