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.....
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.
Zakk Wylde; the hero of metal returns again, armed with his favourite weapons of choice pulse raising riffs, powerful ballads and searing solo's and yet again he proves to us that he still has a whole library of ideas for songs left in his genius of a brain.
Shot to hell continues the legacy black label society have created with one hell of an album which I can safely say I have listened to about 1000 times already.
The album features a mixture of songs, with a concoction of powerful riffing to bang your head to, along with powerful ballads that are not easily forgotten, (of course no song lacks an awesome solo along the way too). Tracks such as `black mass reverends' and `concrete jungle' are ones that any one who even has a slight love of rock and metal will adore, these infused with the wonder and beauty of `blood is thicker than water' and the last goodbye' result in the perfect album.
Do yourself and get this album as soon as you can, it is definitely the album of the year.
I must admit before i heard the track 'Concrete Jungle' off this release i was by no means a black label society fan. But after hearing that i got my mate to play me the album, and i loved it. Best tracks on the album are 'Black Mass Reverends' and 'Concrete Jungle', but from start to finish, an absolutelly brilliant album.
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.
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.
With Black Label Society you pretty much know what you're going to get on each album: rousing anthems with plenty of guitar virtuosity from Zakk Wylde. And they deliver plenty of that on Shot To Hell, but they also show a mellower side. We saw that side previously on Hangover Music, and this album is a pretty equal mix of the rockers and the ballads.
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!!