Zakk Wylde needs no introduction. This man is a legendary guitarist/songwriter and is most noteably known as the former guitarist for Ozzy Osbourne. Although his aftermath project Black Label Society is definitlely one of the best heavy metal bands of all time. Like I said Zakk is a genius. So when I heard he was playing covers of Black Sabbath in his new side project Zakk Sabbath, I knew I needed to catch this epic event for this would go down in history.
Zakk's three piece ensamble included Rob "Blasko" Nicholson on bass formerly of (Ozzy Osbourne & Rob Zombie), and John Tempesta (The Cult/Exodus/Testament) on drums. I bet right now you are kicking yourself for not going to see this show.
They started off with a nice intro warm up playing The "Void". Man do they nail it and even take it up a few notches. Yes oh yes this is a show you need to see.
Zakk dominates his signature Les Paul flying V with the spiral black stripe. Zakk attacks his guitar like a Viking devouring his prey. Massively poised holding his guitar upright as he finger shreds his chords. I couldn't take my eyes off his quick hit attack tactic and lyrically he actually sounds a lot like Ozzy.
Hammering down "Fairies Wear Boots", "Lord" and "War Pigs" you will be taken back to the early 70's. I was blown away with the intensity and passion that these three men were laying out. John Tempesta on drums fills fills crashes and rides, this man is King of the Kit. He is in the drivers seat through the whole show.
Just when you thought you had seen it all, Zakk Sabbath broke into "Snowblind" and Killed it with their finale of "N.I.B.".
I don't really want to say this, but man I think this was even better than the last Black Sabbath show I saw especially since It was an intimate setting.
Zakk has chosen two of the best musicians to join him on this powerful new side project. I suggest you go get your metal on!
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