I see there is only one BLS review on the site, and it's very negative. What about some more reviews, and maybe a more objective view of the releases? BLS is an important, popular act, even if you think the image is gimmicky. Zakk Wylde is all kinds of amazing and awesome. You wouldn't believe he was from New Jersey, the sound is so distinctly southern. And ballsy.
If you have Black Label Society experiences, or you've seen them live, or have a collection of their CD's, feel free to comment.
I don't have all the albums, nor have I even heard them all (I kind of lost track after Mafia), but my favourite album that I have is the Blessed Hellride. It's just a giant, catchy riff fest. And beats any Ozzy record, by the way.
Post by metalcrypt on Dec 14, 2020 15:07:31 GMT -5
I’ve never heard anything that made me want to dig more into them. Hell, I know maybe one person “ in real life” who likes that stuff. I had all but forgotten the band’s existence. Are they still around?
I just got the Doom Troopin' DVD and it's awesome. If you like electric guitar, you should check out a BLS show. Zakk holds nothing back. Sweat, beer, snot, fretmastery and the connection with the fans is something special. Sorry, not fans, but members. Members of the Society. He invites them on stage. And this was after the Dimebag shooting. Hands his guitar to a random bloke, who plays it on stage. He throws everything but the kitchen sink out there in the audience. I'm not sure I'd be able to take home a Marshall amp that size. More likely somebody gets crushed underneath the weight.
The playing is insane. He makes a point in not wanting it to sound like the CD. And it doesn't. He just goes, the band follows. I'd love to have been there. A totally kickass concert.