Sound — 10
I was very excited to hear the new album. I wasn't dissapointed. The sound is very Black Label Society. Exactly what you would expect from them. If you're a fan of BLS, definately check this out when it's released. Songs to look for to really get you going: Black Mass Reverends, Concrete Jungle, Blacked Out World, Give Yourself To Me, Hell Is High, Faith Is Blind, Devil's Dime, and New Religion really jams midway through. If you're looking for more of a softer BLS touch, look to tracks: The Last Goodbye, Nothing's The Same, Sick Of It All, Blood Is Thicker Than Water, and Lead Me To Your Door.
Lyrics — 10
The lyrics are powerful and Zakk does such a good job of delivering the message across. Just like BLS, they deliever everytime. No matter the situation, Zakk always manages to pull through for the lyrics and guitar, John pumps out heavy rhythym on the bass, Nick is layin' down the rhythym guitar, and Craig slammin'on the skins.
Overall Impression — 10
This is another powerful album from Black Label Society. Although, I like Mafia personally. Nevertheless, this album thrashes, crashes, and just knocks the piss out of you. If you're a fan of BLS, Ozzy's stuff, or just damn good guitar playing, definately pick up this album when it hits stores.