New Zakk Wylde Tracks from Book of Shadows II Album

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  1. Louis Cypher

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    I really like these tracks. Really looking fwd to the new album specially as the original book of Shadows CD is prob my favourite Zakk album

     
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    Tears of December was actually pretty decent. It sounds real. The biggest problem I have with his newer material is how awful his voice sounds like under production. The chorus of Sleeping Dogs is a prime example of that. He sounds fine during the verse, but in the chorus he sounds like an electrified Ozzy clone singing Skynyrd.

    I really do enjoy Book of Shadows, it's easily my favorite of the solo efforts that he's recorded. But I'm not getting my hopes up. I remember the reason I bought Hangover Music was because a lot of people compared it to Book of Shadows. Talk about disappointing.
     
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    zakk would be great if he never opened his mouth to sing then I'd buy it in a second
     
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    HeHasTheJazzHands greg rulz ok

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    I disagree... if we're talking pre-2000 Zakk. His vocals on pride and Glory, Book of Shadows (1), and the first BLS album are awesome. Kind of has that soulful southern rock thing going on instead of sounding like a congested Ozzy.
     
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    I'm familiar with his vocals in the old days.......I just don't like his singing voice
     
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    He writes some really sappy music for such a mean looking guy.
     
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    I can't take him seriously after Hangover music. Some good tunes on there, but his ripping solos don't exactly fit in with the somber vocal/piano pieces. Like, hilariously out of palce.
     
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    HeHasTheJazzHands greg rulz ok

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    Not sure whats worse.

    The guitar, or the vocals.
     
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    I was thinking the same thing :lol:
     
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    This. I was literally laughing out the first time I heard the album.
     
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    Yeah, the ridiculous solo ....ing ruined "In This River."

    "Oh hey, this is a really nice, hearWAAAAAAAAHSQUEEELWEEDLYWEEDLYWEEDLYWAAAAAAAAH!!tfelt ballad..."
     
  13. Mprinsje

    Mprinsje st. anger ain't bad!

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    he sounds like he's playing through an aquarium.


    seriously though, what's the point of the acoustic in this context.
     
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    This is THE example :lol:
     
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    Decent. Dunno if it's anything I'd ever buy and want to listen to a whole album of though.


    Yeah :(
    Instead of mellowing out as he ages, he's gotten more ridiculous in the worst manner possible.



    There would have been many good ways to pay his respects to the great man. This was not one of them.

    That vid and some of the other ones with that same backing band with him needlessly shredding the acoustic, man, I feel genuinely embarrassed for the other musicians on stage with him. I bet they cringe looking back at that watching Zakk play the acoustic like that :ugh:
     

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