Philip H. Anselmo And The Illegals Walk Through Exits Only on Limited Edition LP
The master of all things heavy, Philip H. Anselmo, has returned with the very first solo album of his illustrious career. Years of fronting the legendary Pantera and hard rock titans Down have propelled the vocalist to stardom and with Walk Through Exits Only, Anselmo and his backing band, The Illegals, have created a truly heavy, angry monster that merges the visceral aggression and power of Pantera with the devastating thrash and Southern sludge that Anselmo and the NOLA scene pioneered.
Produced by Philip Anselmo and Michael Thompson (Down), and recorded over the past couple of years at his New Orleans studio, Nodferatu's Lair, with his band The Illegals - guitarist Marzi Montazeri, bassist Bennet Bartley, and drummer Jose Manuel "Blue" Gonzales - Walk Through Exits Only is abrasive, aggressive, anthemic and 100% Anselmo. The album's eight songs are as unrestrained as it gets, from "Battalion of Zero" to "Usurper's Bastard Rant," to the album's crushing title track. Brash, brutal guitars cut through punishing percussion as Anselmo screams with uncompromising ferocity and uncontainable fire.
"It wasn't about doing a paint-by-numbers thrash or heavy metal record”, Anselmo explains about the project. "It's an angry album that only I could do. I don't see anybody else out there screaming about the same shit I'm screaming about. On this album, there isn't any wordplay, there isn't any hidden message, it's all right there in front of you.”
On Walk Through Exits Only and over his entire career, Anselmo hasn't just paved his own path, he's bulldozed it with his bare hands. An essential metal album from one of the genre's most iconic names!
Philip H. Anselmo And The Illegals Walk Through Exits Only Track Listing:
1. Music Media Is My Whore
2. Battalion of Zero
4. Usurper Bastard's Rant
5. Walk Through Exits Only
6. Bedroom Destroyer
8. Irrelevant Walls and Computer Screens