Order Of The Black review by Black Label Society

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  • Released: Aug 10, 2010
  • Sound: 10
  • Lyrics: 9
  • Overall Impression: 9
  • Reviewer's score: 9.3 Superb
  • Users' score: 9 (85 votes)
Black Label Society: Order Of The Black
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Sound — 10
How does Zakk Wylde improve perfection? With Order of the Black! This album wreaks of Black Label riffage, and solos, while avoiding stale. Aside from the shredding, there are a number of tracks which Zakk brings out his inner Elton John with wonderful piano licks, and ballads in songs such as "The Shallow Grave." Also, Mr.Wylde shows his flamenco techniques in a song called "Chupacabra." Yet amidst the softer material, the band didn't forget its metal roots. With songs such as "Crazy Horse," and "Parade of the Dead," they satisfy their vast metal audiance once again. This is a must have for Black Label fans, both old and new!

Lyrics — 9
The vocals are classic Black Label. As mentioned before, Zakk brings out his softer side in both music, and singing. The vocals seem a bit more melodic then previous efforts. Other then that, there aren't any really substantial differences in his singing, which in this case, is a plus.

Overall Impression — 9
The album was far from a let-down. While broadening their horizons, they still manage to write great metal riffs. I admit, I was skeptical at first (considering his back ground), but the new drummer really brings a lot to the table. You can really feel, and hear the dedication put into this album.

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    pistachiolopez
    rg_metal wrote: BLS c*cks... if you want to counter argue at least know how to spell "you" and a whole array of elementary level words that a 3 year old can spell perfectly. so every one of you are incompetent to type anything worth reading apparently... BLS fans don't have any education
    Okay you obtuse swallower of emotionally backwards,goth wannabe teen's semen. If you want to trash talk the doom crew because of the spelling mistakes,fine but remember this,while your at home listening to culture club or whatever uptight jack-holes like you listen to whilst suckling your mothers breast, the doom crew will be outside screwin your woman on your car, said crew of sdmf's from whatever chapter happens to be nearest at the given time will most likely crank this album as loud as possible while trashing your house dime style, crown royal,coke,a couple of fatties, and a sh*t load of fireworks. GETCHA PULL B*TCH! R.I.P DIME!