Shot to Hell

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Shot to Hell
ShotToHell BlackLabelSocietyalbum.jpg
Studio album by
Released12 September 2006 (2006-09-12)
RecordedAmeraycan Studios, 2006
GenreHeavy metal
ProducerZakk Wylde, Michael Beinhorn
Black Label Society chronology
The European Invasion – Doom Troopin' Live
Shot to Hell

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


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.




Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic3/5 stars[1]
Blabbermouth.net7.5/10 stars[2]
Rock Hard8.5/10 stars[3]

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, "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]

Rock Hard gave a more positive summary, stating that the band had acquired a greater sense of its own style, with groovy mid-speed hits. The review did note that there was an unneeded absence of complexity.[3]

Commercial performance[edit]

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


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


  1. ^ a b c "Shot to Hell - Black Label Society". AllMusic. Retrieved 2012-09-28.
  2. ^ a b "CD Reviews".
  3. ^ a b Thomas Kupfer. "Shot to Hell review by Rock Hard". Rock Hard. Retrieved 28 January 2019.