I’ve been a big fan of Zakk Wylde since his days with Ozzy, and have purchased every one of his CD’s throughout his career. This one is has both the heaviness of Stronger Than Death and the variety of Sonic Brew. I’d say its a better album overall than Stronger Than Death. It was just recorded poorly and dominated by too many of similar-sounding riffs. This album containing 14 songs is still very heavy, but has a couple slower songs, including a nice but short instrumental: Speedball. Finally after all the hardcore songs it finishes with Zakk’s own version of “America the Beautiful.” Something I wouldn’t normally expect on an album of his, but a nice interpretation nonetheless. If you like BLS this is a must buy, but if you’re also tired of all the mainstream rock/rap trash like Kid Rock and Limp Bizkit, this album will definately remind you of what rock ‘n roll is all about.