August 12, 2013

Battalion of Zero

This is a record that I had high expectations for.  The debut "solo" LP from Phil Anselmo, although it's dubbed Phil Anselmo & The Illegals.  'Walk Through Exits Only' is an interesting listen.  I don't mean to say that Phil has strayed away from heavy music, because that is definitely not the case.  The ex-Pantera and current Down frontman is still very much into metal on this record.  I honestly have a hard time explaining what this sounds like other than just saying "it's metal," because that's exactly what it is.  It doesn't sound like Pantera and it doesn't sound like Down.  This band has its own sound.  It's heavy and good.  It's metal.  Sorry for the shitty description, but I can't think of one band to compare this to.  Just pick up a copy for yourself and YOU tell ME what it sounds like.

Red vinyl of the wider press.

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