Artist: Black Label Society
Title: “All That Once Shined” (Single)
Label: eOne Entertainment
Release Date: 11/20/2017
Genre: Hard Rock
I guess it was about a month ago that I shared the news about not only the upcoming BLS Tour (seen HERE in case you missed it) but also about their forthcoming in January album “The Grimmest Hits”. Well, the time has come for the first single from said album to be given a few thoughts about and here we go into the Berzerker fray to discuss what Zakk Wylde and Company are planning on dishing out. Zakk starts off with a softer voice and riff before a crunching, very Doom-laden flow take over. The tune itself is a powerful and moody groove and when the chorus came in there was some slight Alice In Chains vibe to it. I didn’t mind this at all since today there are influences pulled from everywhere.
The band is in fine form with Dario keeping the second guitar in sync with Johns crunching bass that’s all kept in check by the solid drumming of Jeff Fabb. Zakk keeps his lead breaks tasty and right to the point on this one. I admire his talents for sure but sometimes think he keeps going a little too long on his solos. At minute two the band picks up the speed and gives a VERY Black Sabbath homage to the listener. It works for sure and helps to remind us of the impacting power of the legendary and now retired band. I also had to chuckle at the singles artwork which finds the Grim Reaper faced with some roadside engine trouble. I saw another with him doing laundry but this one presented here was the one that came up when I was writing about the track. As we’ve got some decent space between now and the album release I am guessing that an additional single will come about. When it does I’ll aim at discussing it here. Do check this one out though, especially if you are from one of the numerous Chapters of the BLS Fans. It’s safe to assume they will love it but even the casual fan of the band might be giving this a thumb’s up.
1. All That Once Shined
Official Website: http://www.blacklabelsociety.com