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Review: Black Label Society - The Song Remains Not the Same

Review: Black Label Society - The Song Remains Not the Same
Rated:3.5/5

There’s no manual on how a metal band should unplug, so on their new acoustic disc, Black Label Society pretty much wing it. This means lots of slow, folky numbers with big, black-toned harmonies and swelling strings. The results are entirely respectable, topped by a cover of Neil Young’s “Helpless” that’s very, very serious and completely awesome. Elsewhere, country singer John Rich shows up; Zakk Wylde & Co. covers songs from their last disc, 2010’s Order of the Black; there’s an instrumental cover of “The First Noel”; and an overdone version of “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” a song already so completely terrible that BLS couldn’t do it much damage even if they wanted to. ALLISON STEWART

Check out "Darkest Day" off The Song Remains Not the Same below:



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