Shot to Hell

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All Music Guide - Jason Birchmeier
Shot to Hell marks Black Label Society's debut for Roadrunner Records, following a six-year relationship with Spitfire summarized on the previous year's Kings of Damnation: Era 1998-2004 compilation. Shot to Hell may mark a new era for Zakk Wylde and company, yet not much has changed artistically, no doubt to the relief of fans. Over the course of 13 songs, the band showcases impressive musicianship, incorporating occasional moodiness and balladic touches into its otherwise charging style of metal. The usual comparisons to Alice in Chains, Pantera, and Corrosion of Conformity are as apt as ever, with Wylde's vocals especially reminiscent of AIC. The album-opening ...
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All Music Guide - Jason Birchmeier
Shot to Hell marks Black Label Society's debut for Roadrunner Records, following a six-year relationship with Spitfire summarized on the previous year's Kings of Damnation: Era 1998-2004 compilation. Shot to Hell may mark a new era for Zakk Wylde and company, yet not much has changed artistically, no doubt to the relief of fans. Over the course of 13 songs, the band showcases impressive musicianship, incorporating occasional moodiness and balladic touches into its otherwise charging style of metal. The usual comparisons to Alice in Chains, Pantera, and Corrosion of Conformity are as apt as ever, with Wylde's vocals especially reminiscent of AIC. The album-opening "Concrete Jungle" is an instant highlight, kicking off the album in high fashion, while the piano ballad "The Last Goodbye" is another, highlighting Wylde's songwriting talent, as is "Nothing's the Same," another mellow song. While Shot to Hell offers nothing that past Black Label Society releases haven't, and nothing revelatory enough to convince those so far unconvinced of the band's continuing worth, anyone interested in more of the band's consistent output from year to year should find plenty to enjoy here.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/12/2006
  • Label: Roadrunner Records
  • UPC: 016861804824
  • Catalog Number: 618048
  • Sales rank: 26,933

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Black Label Society Primary Artist
Craig Nunemacher Drums
Zakk Wylde Guitar, Piano, Bass Guitar, Vocals
Nick "ET" Catanese Guitar
John "JD" DeServio Bass Guitar
Technical Credits
Michael Beinhorn Audio Production
Zakk Wylde Composer
Zakk Beinhorn Audio Production
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Not terrible, but...

    I have every BLS album, as well as every Ozzy album Zakk Wylde played on, and this is the one I go back and listen to the least. I remember being very excited when it came out, but after a couple listens, I was very disappointed. Other than "Concrete Jungle", there is very little to get excited about. I saw BLS in Chicago in November 2006 on this tour, and the show was fantastic. But unlike seeing them on previous tours, they only played 2 songs from this album, and even went back to "Sonic Brew" for material. Zakk is one of the best metal guitarists in the last 20 years, and I respect his work, but "Shot To Hell" is the one album I could easily do without.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Probably not what you expect

    For those of you familiar with Zakk and the BLS boys this is most likely a departure from what you are used to. I can hear the Zakk Mylde jokes now. THis record is more laid back than the bands previous effort (Mafia)I still find it to be emminently enjoyable. Perhaps the Heavyniss was affected by the fact that Zakk was also writing the music for two Ozzy albums, and composing music for ESPN at the same time that he was writing this one. I find, that I enjoy the more mellow albums (the other being Hangover Music Volume 1) as much as the brutally heavy ones. You should give this one a listen. Be open to it and you might like it. Great album to drink (or whatever your vice of choice is) and Bar-B-Que to.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Disappointing

    This cd is a real let down, the songs are really not that hard and it's quite boring, and somehow they've managed to make a crappy record after the rest of their stuff is amazing. Zakk, this is truly a let down, but i'll see you in Allentown.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    This is Zakk Wylde???

    I'm really disappointed with this new album. I'm a fan of B.L.S. and, of course, Zakk Wylde...but it seems like every other song on this CD is a ballad (well, not every other song exactly, but you get the idea). The songs that aren't ballads definitely rock -- but one or two ballads per album is definitely enough. If VH1 ever does anymore "heavy metal countdowns" of any sort, Zakk Wylde shouldn't be interviewed. On this album, he's definitely gone soft.

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