Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals: “Choosing Metal Illness As A Virtue” Album Review

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Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals: “Choosing Metal Illness As A Virtue” Album Review

Let’s be clear upfront. I’m a huge Phil Anselmo fan and have been since Pantera. Whether it’s Superjoint, The Illegals, or anything else he decides to put his  sandpaper vocals to, I’m listening to it. The man is metal incarnate. Fuck, I even live in his old neighborhood here in New Orleans! So, a new album with The Illegals? I’m down like a clown, Charlie Brown.

Choosing Mental Illness as a Virtue from Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals shows so much growth from their first album it’s downright awesome. The fact that two of The Illegals also play with him in Superjoint certainly has something to do with this. In fact, it’s a tough choice choosing which album is better, this one or Caught up in the Gears of Application. I know, right? But, it’s a close race between his two projects, so I am voting for Superjoint Illegals. You heard it here first!

I love Phil. You love Phil. We all love Phil. So, show some love and give a listen to Choosing Mental Illness as a Virtue. Because, let’s be honest, we’re all a little mentally ill.

Choosing Mental Illness as a Virtue is out January 26 on Housecore Records. Buy it here!


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