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  • Top 10

    6 Jun 2010, 19:44 by sdmf_beyond

    Name your top 10 most played bands in the last 12 months:
    
1 Black Label Society
    2 Death Cab for Cutie
    3 J. Cole
    4 Buckethead
    5 The Leo Project
    6 Kid Cudi
    7 Euge Groove
    8 Snoop Dogg
    9 Jack Johnson
    10 2Pac

    Now answer the questions according to the numbers:

    
What was the first song you ever heard by 6?
    Up, Up, & Away

    
What is your favourite album of 2?
    Plans

    
What is your favourite lyric that 4 has sung?
    *guitar riff*

    
How many times have you seen 5 live?
    None- hoping to see them soon.

    
What is your favorite song by 7?
    Truly Emotional

    
What is a good memory you have involving the music of 10?
    I was really sad about something, and then my friend showed the song Life Goes On to me.

    
Is there a song of 3 that makes you sad?
    Not particularly.

    
What is your favorite lyric that 2 has sung?
    'Sorrow drips into your heart, through a pinhole, just like a faucet that leaks, and there is comfort in the sound. And while you debate half empty, of half full, it slowly rises, your love is going to drown. …
  • Song Of The Day - 19 Apr 2009: Stronger Than Death [AotY 2000, 2nd Runner-Up]

    21 Apr 2009, 07:04 by sablespecter

    Black Label Society / Stronger Than Death / Stronger Than Death (10) / Apr 2000

    2nd Runner-Up: sablespecter's Album of the Year for 2000 (RDF: 70%)

    If you're a fan of Pantera, later-era Ozzy, or Metallica, you're likely a fan of BLS. If you aren't a fan of BLS (i.e. "a society-dwellin' motherfucker") or impressed with the previous album, 1999's Sonic Brew, then this one isn't going to get you any closer to joining the society.

    As always, this is pretty much straightforward Zakk Wylde: relentless riffing (but no memorable hooks), punctuated by his excellent leadwork, written around a formulaic verse-chorus-verse-chorus-ripping solo-final chorus structure. If you're like me, though, and happen to find that BLS formula acceptable, then you won't be disappointed here. Not even with the two ballads on the album, both of which happen to be excellent.

    If you happen to be a New York Mets fan, you might dig the "growls of doom" from the guest vocalist on the SotD selection.