Black Label Society-Hangover Music V1-Spitfire Records Reviewed by Chaoslord
1. Crazy or High 2. Queen of Sorrow 3. Steppin' Stone 4. Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow 5. Takillya (Estyabon) 6. Won't Find It Here 7. She Deserves a Free Ride (Val's Song) 8. House of Doom 9. Damage Is Done 10. Layne 11. Woman Don't Cry 12. No Other 13. Whiter Shade of Pale (Procol Harum) 14. Once More 15. Fear
For those of you familiar with Zakk Wylde and BLS, be warned. This is not a typical BLS release.
The title informs you just what the music is like, "Music for Hangovers". It is very mellow and laid back. While Zakk has had one or two acoustic tracks on his previous BLS and solo releases, this is his first album of mellow tracks. On that note, I must say that this album shows off his talents quite well, well musical ones anyways.
His vocals are hit or miss with most people and being a huge BLS and Zakk fan I can tolerate them quite well. Anyways I digress. This album shows that Zakk can tear up an acoustic just as well as an electric. I almost feel that his talents are showcased better on an acoustic rather than the electric, but for those of you out there who love his electric work, there are a few blistering solos thrown in to liven things up a little.
Since the inception of BLS, Zakk has continued to gain fans as each album has been released; each one being more different than its predecessor. This album shows that he is not afraid to break away from his normal squealing harmonics and fast paced solos. So, if you are in the mood for a good album to just sit back and relax to or are a BLS fan then go out and buy this album.
About this Writer: Greg Watson // Greg Watson has been hooked on the loud and heavy sounds since the summer of 1994 when he first heard the opening notes of "Operation: Mindcrime" by Queensryche. Since then his tastes have expanded and grown like the ever evolving heavy metal tree of genres. He has been an active member of Maximum Metal off and on for 10 years. In his spare time, Greg enjoys deciding the fate of his loyal subjects in the realm of Skyrim and secretly playing air keyboard to "Separate Ways" by Journey when no one is watching. He currently resides in Roanoke, VA with his wife and his metal wannabe beagle.
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