Zakk Wylde was the third guitarist for Ozzy Osbourne. He made a few albums with Ozzy Osbourne such as No Rest For the Wicked and No More Tears before he started his own group called Black Label Society. Black Label Society was a death metal group formed at the end of the 1990s with a focus on Zakk Wylde’s guitar shredding abilities.
Zakk Wylde left Ozzy Osbourne after they had a falling out during the making of Ozzmosis. He then made a solo album, but it did not do too well. He then formed his own group called Black Label Society. Many members would shift through the group, but they eventually settled on a line up. They then played at Ozzfest. They made around ten albums over the next ten years such as my favorite albums by them; Mafia, Shot To Hell and Order of the Black.
In the late 2000s they made a compilation album called Skullage and an acoustic album featuring songs from previous albums called The Song Remains Not the Same, which is a parody of The Song Remains the Same, a live album by Led Zeppelin.
Black Label Society is probably the best group in the last ten years for guitar shredding, and I think they are doing a good job keeping 1980s metal alive with their retrospective sound. They are the darkest and heaviest music group I listen to, and they really rock.