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Band
Black Label Society
Title
Skullage
Type
LP/EP
Company
Eagle Records
YOR
2009
Style
Hard Rock
10/16/2009 - Review by: Kim Thore

Black Label Society
Skullage

Company: Eagle Records
Release: 2009
Genre: Hard Rock
Reviewer: Strutter

  • Stick to the live footage and cds



  • It must be hard to live up to guitar legend status and influential musician 24/7 as is proven in Zakk Wylde's dvd "Skullage". Seeing Wylde in a dirty wife beater trying to work off 20 or 30 extra pounds, showing off his Barbie doll collection, or demonstrating that he likes to wear a dress every now and then, seems a bit beneath even someone as down and dirty as Wylde.

    For the tried and true fan, the dvd is certainly spot on when it comes to showing Zakk live and performing acoustically, but the home movie quality of the dvd detracts and only a hardcore, "I don't care, I just want to see and hear anything from Zakk" disciple won't be disappointed.

    For the fan who has followed Zakk's rise to stardom and is interested in what he has to say...be prepared...there's not that much. There are a few glimpses--his religious views are espoused as is his love for Dimebag and a view into their friendship, but what Wylde thinks is campy fun and self depreciation in the "Welcome to the Compound Feature" of the dvd just has you wincing. It's clear Zakk is not at ease in front of the camera and resorts to the absurd to fill the time.

    If you want the absurd, Cirque De Soleil is probably still touring, if you want one of the best guitarists our generation has seen, stick to the live footage and cds.



    • 1 :REVIEW COUNT
      3.5 :AVE RATING

    ALL REVIEWS FOR: BLACK LABEL SOCIETY
    TITLE
    DOR
    COMPANY
    REVIEWER DATE MADE RATING
    Hangover Music Vol. VI
    2004
    Spitfire
    Greg Watson4/30/2004
    -
    Kings Of Damnation
    2005
    Spitfire
    Ken Pierce10/9/2005
    4
    Mafia
    2005
    Artemis
    Susan Wright6/25/2005
    -
    Skullage
    2009
    Eagle Records
    Kim Thore10/16/2009
    3.5
    The Blessed Hellride
    2003
    Spitfire
    Greg Watson7/7/2003
    -

    ALL INTERVIEWS FOR: BLACK LABEL SOCIETY
    INTERVIEW INTERVIEWER DATE TAGLINE
    Zakk WyldeKim Thore12/22/2010

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