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When you think of pissed-off albums, BLACK FLAG‘s “My War” is at the forefront of them all. That, and MINOR THREAT‘s “Out of Step”. Every so often an album distinguishes itself in the metal and punk sanctions as authentically pissed-off. Considering there’s so much artifice in disguise of angst these days, when you hear the real McCoy, it’s enough to cause shivers.

Leave it to one of metal’s most revered screamers to outdo himself. Phil Anselmo has always been at the forefront of hostility in PANTERA, SUPERJOINT RITUAL, VIKING CROWN and to lesser latitudes, SOUTHERN ISOLATION and DOWN. There’s sure to be a widespread case of metal euphoria from listeners stepping up to Phil‘s new crunch posse, THE ILLEGALS. Their debut album “Walk Through Exits Only” is as severe as Anselmo‘s perturbed expression on the cover.

Suffice it to say, it’s no secret Phil Anselmo has weathered his fair share of adversity over the years. Even while exiling himself for a brief time until he felt ready to resurface in the music scene, there’s something about “Walk Through Exits Only” that sounds as if everything Anselmo was harboring in isolation has only just now fully climaxed.

This spells outrageous volume, menacing crunch chords, dizzying parlays between double hammer and slithering tempos, plus jacked-up guitar solos to match Phil Anselmo‘s ear-splitting bombasts. In short, “Walk Through Exits Only” is the most pissed-off album anyone’s released in quite some time.

THE ILLEGALS, made up of Marzi Montazeri (guitar), Jose Manuel Gonzalez (drums) and Bennett Bartley (bass), create the heaviest, most insane tones Anselmo‘s ever decked himself out with, no disrespect intended towards PANTERA. The latter had tons of groove to counter the tremendous execution, while THE ILLEGALS are a different beast, focused explicitly upon maximum carnage. There’s little restraint held by Montazeri, who rips bloody arpeggios at will on the slashing title track that only lets up in the slower final section. Even then, Montazeri and Bartley pour out riffs in massive chunks.

Montazeri is a motherlovin’ monster on this album, peeling off high-pitched fret shrieks galore, most notably on “Battalion of Zero” and “Irrelevant Walls and Computer Screens”. Those with pets are advised to keep them clear out of the room when this dude’s jerking out his solos, which come in serious heaps amongst “Irrelevant Walls”‘ twelve-minute running time.

Phil Anselmo, more than ever, rips his throat clean out while his band alternates between slow march patterns and random thrash or grind intercuts. The scheme is repeated all throughout “Walk Through Exits Only”, yet despite a lack of dynamics, the eruptive experience is filled with precise mayhem and enough dirtiness to keep the album at a constant fever pitch. Perfect din scapes for Anselmo to bellow “Insult!” and “Revolt!” like shoved-out mantras on “Betrayed”, “Tantrum!” on “Bedroom Destroyer” and “Rant!” on “Usurper’s Bastard Rant”. Onstage, it’s a guarantee Anselmo will have his audience wailing “(We are) going…going…gone!” from “Battalion of Zero” back at him.

While Anselmo has a bio book on the way, consider “Walk Through Exits Only” a blistering preview. This is a noisome portal into his tortured id that was obviously wrung out to bits during his brief sojourn from music. “Bedroom Destroyer”, “Betrayed” and “Bedridden” gives listeners a candid view of depression via Anselmo‘s wolfing tirades and confessionals. He also sounds off about the dumbing down of man in the digital age with “Music Media is My Whore” and “Irrelevant Walls and Computer Screens”.

Remarkable that Jose Manuel Gonzalez can play both in whiz-bang mode and more tempered rhythms, yet spill as much sensory overload that’s not already hijacked by Marzi Montazeri and Bennett Bartley, much less Phil Anselmo‘s imposing outcries. Put together, “Walk Through Exits Only” is seriously busy as it is seriously fierce.

If Henry Rollins was a walking time bomb on “My War”, Phil Anselmo is likewise here, only he’s set on a much shorter timer.

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Warbeast will be touring with Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals later this summer, but the band has now checked in with the following announcement about seeking replacement dates for the planned Canadian shows: “Because Warbeast is unable to get into Canada (please don’t ask why)… we are obviously not able to do the 2 Canadian dates with Phil’s new solo band on our upcoming tour with them in August. “So we are still looking to add a show or 2 or 3 on those off dates

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When we posted the link for the Walk Through Exits Only album stream, you would think the response on Facebook was well…schizophrenic. It was either "Yea Phil Rules!!!" or "Holy shit, this sucks!!!", and I think my favorite reaction was, "Omg, seriously what is this?" I pick this comment in particular because, to be perfectly …

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Finally, after much anticipation, we can hear the masterpiece that is the first solo album from former Pantera frontman Phil Anselmo. Under the moniker of Philip H. Anselmo and The Illegals, Phil will be releasing his first solo album, Walk Through Exits Only this Tuesday, July 16th on Housecore Records. You don't have to wait …

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Uncle Phil: still fresh

We’re streaming the new Phil Anselmo album in full, right here! We should probably also stick a notification here that this album is so heavy it’ll make your ears fall off and run screaming for their lives. Seriously. Don’t say we didn’t warn you.

Wrap your ears around Walk Through Exits Only below…

Philip H. Anselmo And The Illegal’s debut album Walk Through Exits Only lands Monday July 22 via Season Of Mist.

Find out more below:

www.facebook.com/philipanselmo www.facebook.com/seasonofmistofficial

http://e-shop.season-of-mist.com/en/predefined-search/37372

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Uncle Phil: still fresh

Pantera and Down legend Phil Anselmo releases his first ever solo album next week, and we’re stoked to be able to bring you the exclusive European debut for his brand new video!

Lose your shit to Bedridden below. It has Phil Anselmo eating a banana in it. You don’t get to say that often.

Philip H. Anselmo And The Illegal’s debut album Walk Through Exits Only lands next Monday (July 15) via Season Of Mist.

Find out more below:

www.facebook.com/philipanselmo www.facebook.com/seasonofmistofficial

http://e-shop.season-of-mist.com/en/predefined-search/37372

Come back on Friday at 4pm GMT when we’ll be streaming the whole thing in full

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Releases July 16 via Housecore Records (MRI/Megaforce) Man I really wanted to like this album. I was so looking forward to this album being the triumphant return of Phil Anselmo, where he showed us all that Down and Superjoint Ritual were mere side projects, warm ups for the sonic devastation that he and The Illegals

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Philip Anselmo, legendary frontman of Pantera and Down, will release his career-first solo album, Walk Through Exits Only, on July 16 via his own Housecore Records (MRI/Megaforce).  Walk Through Exits Only will be available digitally, on CD and on vinyl. Produced by Philip Anselmo and Michael Thompson, and recorded over the past couple of years at his

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Philip H. Anselmo will take to the road for his first-ever solo tour, “Technicians of Distortion,” which will kick off July 31 in Tulsa, OK. On the tour Anselmo will be joined by his back up band The Illegals – guitarist Marzi Montazeri, bassist Steve Taylor and drummer Jose Manual Gonzalez. Anselmo’s debut solo album Walk Through Exits Only will be released July 16. Opening bands on the tour will be Warbeast and Author and Punisher.

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The lineup has been finalized for the first ever Housecore Horror and Music Festival, happening this Halloween weekend in Austin, TX and curated by Philip H. Anselmo and author Corey Mitchell. The lineup of bands has been locked in and wow, what a fucking bill: Down GWAR Goblin Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals Eyehategod …

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