15 Songs, 1 Hour 9 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

If you immediately think of Zakk Wylde as a guitar-shredding beast from Ozzy Osbourne and Black Label Society, Book of Shadows II offers the tamer, acoustic counterpoint. As he did on 1996’s volume one, Wylde taps into his introspective side, setting a vulnerable tone that recalls Lynyrd Skynyrd, Neil Young, and Elton John. “The Levee” and “Useless Apologies,” with their acoustic strums and Hammond B-3 organ, sounds like a long-distance trucker’s best friend. Ever the guitar showman, he rips some solos on “Lay Me Down,” “Darkest Hour,” and “Lost Prayer.” But Zakk’s thoughtful mood is center stage here, and songs like “Tears of December,” “Harbors of Pity,” and “Sorrowed Regret” show even the most muscular, bandana’d rocker can have a soft side.

EDITORS’ NOTES

If you immediately think of Zakk Wylde as a guitar-shredding beast from Ozzy Osbourne and Black Label Society, Book of Shadows II offers the tamer, acoustic counterpoint. As he did on 1996’s volume one, Wylde taps into his introspective side, setting a vulnerable tone that recalls Lynyrd Skynyrd, Neil Young, and Elton John. “The Levee” and “Useless Apologies,” with their acoustic strums and Hammond B-3 organ, sounds like a long-distance trucker’s best friend. Ever the guitar showman, he rips some solos on “Lay Me Down,” “Darkest Hour,” and “Lost Prayer.” But Zakk’s thoughtful mood is center stage here, and songs like “Tears of December,” “Harbors of Pity,” and “Sorrowed Regret” show even the most muscular, bandana’d rocker can have a soft side.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
44 Ratings

44 Ratings

faithfracture ,

Great sequel to Book of Shadows

This album is great. Everything about it follows what Zakk did with the first Book of Shadows album. This does not sound like an acoustic BLS album in any way whatsoever. Great job Zakk! Love it.

GSUEagleFan1 ,

Brilliant...just freaking brilliant

I am a Zakk fan....loved BoS first CD. I figured I would like this one. It is amazing. I
have absolutely no criticism of it whtsoever. I can't stop listening to it. BUY THIS !!

Pure Hail ,

Old Soul

Very well written lyrics. The music has a sweet memory that you can't just quite place but you know you have heard it from somewhere.....

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