Dec 1, 2005

Book of Shadows

Hey one and two and all:
I haven't posted anything in quite awhile, but I have been busy with other stuff, so for that I apologize. I am currently in the process of finishing up my second degree at UGA, so in about two weeks you shouldn't hear me complain about not having any time to post anything.

The reason for this post is to suggest a record for you guys to check out. It's called Book of Shadows by Zakk Wylde (though it may also be placed under Black Label Society). It sounds really scary, I know, but it's a really good album. Zakk Wylde is the main guitarist for Ozzy Osbourne (see Black Sabbath), and he normally likes to rock out. However, Book of Shadows is a surprisingly mellow and heartfelt album. There's a lot of great acoustic guitar work on here and none of it seems insincere or cheesy.

It opens with "Between Heaven and Hell," a song akin to something the Allman Brothers might have done in the present day. The songs carry on with the same morose, and simultaneously intriguing, songwriting.

I give it a B+ overall. If you like acoustic Allman Bros. or Neil Young with a deeper voice and stronger guitar work, check out this album.