14 Songs, 1 Hour 4 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

4.6 out of 5
132 Ratings

132 Ratings

Dissapointedzombie killer ,

Somehow he pulled off a true book of shadows 2

He's managed to drop the typical style he uses vocally with bls and perfectly jumps back to the old 94 era ZAKK. These two songs are some of the best quality songs he's done in years. He's always gonna deliver but these two show this is gonna be a killer record. Back to that old familiar ZAKK solo style with the southern feel. Great job ZAKK. It's feels like any band would on a 2nd record..similar sound and feel but more evolved and better production all around.

Redlines13 ,

Amazing

I ordered the signed CD and received my copy a couple days ago... All i can say...Zakk did it again!!! This one is just definitely just as good if not BETTER than vol. 1....l love it!!!

Tony Christiansen ,

Mind Blowing

I have listened to this album over a hundred times and I still get teered up. These lyrics are genius, very touching. Thank you Zakk

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