Released: Apr 2009
Label: Eagle Rock Ent / Armoury Records
Skullage is an excellent place to start for anyone new to the music of former Ozzy guitarist and Alice In Chains pal Zakk Wylde. As a collection, the record features choice cuts from the BLS's seven records as well as four previously unreleased acoustic cuts. Ozzy appears on "Stillborn," but it's Wylde's undeniably ballsy guitar playing that'll keep you riveted pretty much the entire album. "13 Years of Grief" features one of his best riffs, "All For You" has a dive-bomber freak-out of a solo, and "Machine Gun Man" really sounds like Skynyrd (in a good way).