Concidering how many concerts BLS has out on CD (ONE) this is a very good buy. Yes there are some Sabbath remakes, but they’re pretty decent. Concidering its Zakk’s killer guitar methods replacing Tony Iommi’s. Zakks AWESOME use of something us guitarists call “pinch Harmonics or Wylde Harmonics” is great and plenty of. since Zakk Wylde made them so famous and to qoute Zakk from one of the live songs. on track six. “Limp Bizket SUCKS D*CK!”
Take all of Zakk Wylde’s music; add mass testosterone, alcohol, a wall of Marshall’s and a sold-out venue and you have Black Label Society’s ’Alcohol Fueled Brewtality Live’. No one does it better than Zakk live. Also includes a bonus disc of 5 brand new studio tracks. 2001 release. 2 CD’s in a slimline jewel box.
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I just recently witnessed Zakk Wylde & his BLS live in San Diego. It was a non-stop head banging, scream your lungs out all Metal show. The new CD comes out on April 22nd, and I have all the previous studio CDs of BLS. So, I needed something to hold me over until then. This album is Metal at its truest capacity. No Holds barred! It rules! This is a man on a mission – to let everyone know that true Metal still exists. He is also letting people know, that Metal needs shredders! And of course Zakk, is one of the true guitar shredders of our time, with a style all his own. (And, might I add, the master of pick harmonics.)For any one craving a head banging feast, buy this album. Once you hear it, you’ll be transported to your favorite arena, viewing Black Label Society, and screaming your lungs out!(PS – when Zakk comes to your town with BLS – make an extra effort to go see it. Believe me – you won’t be disappointed!)METAL LIVES!!
Amust have for any ZAKK fan.. or hard rocker.. one of the best live cd’s i have..
NOTE: I am not one for long reviews…BLS studio albums are plagued with over-production in the bad sense: too many squealing guitars in the background and “sludgey” tones make a wall of noise that seems to hide the respectable song-writing and downright amazing riffs of Zakk Wylde.This live album is the exception to that rule. The guitars (and everything else) are recorded flawlessly and the result is energetic and downright breath-taking. His 2nd guitarist is capable of doubling his parts making the solos sound huge and unique for a live recording.I couldn’t stop listening to this one when I first got it. After this, 1919 Eternal showed improvement in his production style… I’m looking forward to the new one.Highly recommended.
Well, what else is there to say but that it’s simply Zakk doing what he does best: peeling the paint off the walls with a guitar! The thing that jumped right out at me is that his guitar is tuned even lower than the studio Black Label Society recordings, which adds even more thickness and darkness to the sound (if that’s even possible) and makes it easier for Zakk to sing live. The musicianship is unparalled and the recording is produced very well. The crowd isn’t miked (it seems), and you can hear ‘em in the background, but the main focal point is left to the music. I am pretty much in awe every time I hear Zakk play, and this is no exception. From start to finish, a CD well worth your money. All I can say to the Society Dwellers is to grab this if you haven’t already