Blessed Hellride

The Blessed Hellride

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by Black Label Society

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The Blessed Hellride 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Zakk Wylde, originally known as Ozzy Osbourne's guitarist, has come into his own in the past 10 years, showing amazing musicianship, unrestrained dedication, and unbridled talent, in his post-Ozzy ventures. Starting with his Southern Rock influenced "Pride and Glory" album, through his piano-driven "Book of Shadows" album, and his more recent band "Black Label Society", Zakk has shown both physical and mental versatility, and inventiveness, playing every instrument on his albums, besides the drums, (including piano and banjo) and pushing the limit of guitar riffs, solo-work, and fearlessness. His intensity and dedication was further exemplified in the most recent Ozzfest tour, playing sets with both Ozzy Osbourne, and his band (Black Label Society). Keeping true metal alive, Zakk has retained a stubborn, and unchanging, yet admirable, no-nonsense, and above all, down to earth attitude throughout. Specifically, on his new Album, "The Blessed Hellride", the listener gets to hear all sides of Zakk's musical talent, almost summing up all his previous work, with such softer tracks as "Dead Meadow" or the Title Track"The Blessed Hellride", brutal, driving tracks, such as "Doomsday Jesus", downright catchy tracks like "Stillborn" (which features a special guest vocalist), and tracks that reflect his previous experience with Ozzy, such as "Destruction Overdrive". Overall, Zakk's voice sounds much more refined, featuring more of a range than on his other albums, and the sound quality is seemingly higher on the music backing him up. A fantastic album to pop in while taking a long drive, it's faster tracks provide an extremely rousing beat that will keep you awake, and get the blood-pumping. Also very good for alone-time, it's softer tracks are soothing, though they manage to keep one's attention, rather than lulling one to sleep. Overall, whether you are a fan of Zakk, or someone who's never heard of the guy, the album provides so much diversity, and raw talent, that it cannot be ignored, and is one of his best albums to date. Don't miss this one.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is one of the best metal albums I have had the pleasure of listening to in years. With each spin this record gets better and better. Zakk is becoming a true legend on the six string while his song writing has become much stronger. He is one of the few people in metal today that has not forgotten what a melody is and how it should be incorperated into a song. This album should be enjoyed by anyone who likes to hear great, well written songs on a technical level and pure emotion and feeling on a personal level. A great album.
Guest More than 1 year ago
best metal cd i've herd in years.none of the "big boys" can't even compete with this.this cd makes metallica look like chumps!!!!!!the onle band i would compare to Black Lable is Slayer.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This album is pure to the grain metal, and no other album touches it in terms of guitar shredding. Zakk Wylde is a genius on the axe and a god of Rock N' Roll in general!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Why do so many rock groups have to be Satanic? Their music is so disturbing. Who wants to listen to guys singing about stillborn babies?
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you listen to Zakk's stuff (and I mean all of it) then you'll see that he has a deep faith in God. Maybe that's why he kicks so much ass.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Stillborn is not about a baby. Listen to the album.
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