Shot to Hell

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Shot to Hell
Studio album by Black Label Society
Released September 12, 2006
Recorded Ameraycan Studios, 2006
Genre Heavy metal
Length 44:04
Label Roadrunner
Producer Zakk Wylde, Michael Beinhorn
Black Label Society chronology
The European Invasion – Doom Troopin' Live
(2006)
Shot to Hell
(2006)
Skullage
(2009)

Shot to Hell is the seventh studio album by Black Label Society. It was released September 12, 2006 and was the band's first[1] (and only) record to have been released by Roadrunner Records.

Track listing[edit]

All music and lyrics by Zakk Wylde
  1. "Concrete Jungle" - 3:24
  2. "Black Mass Reverends" - 2:37
  3. "Blacked Out World" - 3:16
  4. "The Last Goodbye" - 4:04
  5. "Give Yourself to Me" - 3:18
  6. "Nothing's the Same" - 3:01
  7. "Hell Is High" - 3:32
  8. "New Religion" - 4:36
  9. "Sick of It All" - 3:55
  10. "Faith Is Blind" - 3:36
  11. "Blood Is Thicker Than Water" - 2:58
  12. "Devil's Dime" - 2:16
  13. "Lead Me to Your Door" - 3:33

Production[edit]

According to Zakk Wylde, the band "just came in here and started knocking it out. That's how you make records."[citation needed]

The cover art was originally of three nuns with shotguns (as seen in the advertisements handed out at Ozzfest 2006),[citation needed] but the artwork was deemed inappropriate and was changed to three nuns playing a game of pool. The version with shotguns was used as the cover of the Concrete Jungle single.

Personnel[edit]

Production

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Blabbermouth.net 7.5/10 stars[2]

Album[edit]

According to AllMusic,[1] despite the band's change of label, "not much has changed artistically, no doubt to the relief of fans. Over the course of 13 songs, the band showcases impressive musicianship, incorporating occasional moodiness and balladic touches into its otherwise charging style of metal. The usual comparisons to Alice in Chains, Pantera, and Corrosion of Conformity are as apt as ever."

According to Blabbermouth.net, "Shot to Hell will not cause [the band] to lose fans, even with the abundance of ballads this time around. In fact, it is easier to listen to Shot to Hell in one sitting because of the song variety....Shot to Hell is probably more of what you expect with just a hint of progression."[2]

Year Chart Position
2006 The Billboard 200 21[citation needed]
2006 Top Internet Albums 18[citation needed]

Singles[edit]

Billboard (North America)[citation needed]

Year Single Chart Position
2006 "Concrete Jungle" Mainstream Rock Tracks 29
2007 "Blood is Thicker than Water" Mainstream Rock Tracks 31

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