philip h. anselmo and the illegals Choosing Mental Illness As a Virtue (LP, £19.95)
PHIL ANSELMO is an iconic artist – maybe a little bruised, scarred, singed, and solo somewhat battered by time, himself, and others. But the Texan vocalist remains proudly standing, unbent, and still angry. Loved and hated, attacked and praised, Phil is not ready to go down into the archives of musical history without a fight. After the crushing 'Walk Through Exits Only' (2013), the second full-length album recorded with his band THE ILLEGALS takes the mega-heavy, angry monster born out of mating the visceral aggression and power of PANTERA with the devastating thrash and Southern sludge that Phil and the New Orleans scene pioneered. 'Choosing Mental Illness As A Virtue' stands as a new benchmark for extreme heaviness.
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