PHILLIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS

"Walk Through Exits Only" (Housecore Records; 2013)

Reviewed by Jeff Rogers

This album would be considered the first "solo" disc from Phil Anselmo. You know Phil, he's fronted a lot of bands. He's got that raspy, bend-four-fingers-and-extend-one kind of vocal delivery so you know what you're going to get in that department. Some of his other bands, such as Down and Pantera, have a more rocking sound with a hard rock delivery ... but not this one.

"Walk Through Exits Only" is thrash, trash and crash. It's a forty minute mash-up. It's noisy and bounces off the walls way too much. I know I'm supposed to bow down to the metal God but this disc didn't do anything for me at all, even after repeated listens.

The Band: Phil Anselmo - vocals; Marzi Montazeri - guitars; Bennett Bartley - bass; Joe Gonzalez - drums.

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Rating Guide:

A classic. This record will kick your ass.

Killer. Not a classic but it will rock your world.

So-so. You've heard better.

Pretty bad. Might make a nice coaster.

Self explanatory. Just the sight of the cover makes you wanna hurl.

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