[[caption-width-right:225: Strength. Determination. Merciless. Forever.]]

What do you get when you put Music/BlackSabbath, Music/{{Metallica}}, and Music/LynyrdSkynyrd in a blender? You get Black Label Society: an American HeavyMetal band formed in 1998 by former Music/OzzyOsbourne guitarist Zakk Wylde. Although the band is not well-known among mainstream music fans, they are quite well-known among [[MetalHead metalheads]] and have been quite successful, releasing 11 studio albums, a live album, and 3 compilation albums. The band has a very vocal and passionate fanbase, who have been nicknamed "Berzerkers."


'''Studio Albums:'''
* 1999 - ''Sonic Brew''
* 2000 - ''Stronger Than Death''
* 2002 - ''1919 Eternal''
* 2003 - ''The Blessed Hellride''
* 2004 - ''Hangover Music Vol. IV''
* 2005 - ''Mafia''
* 2006 - ''Shot To Hell''
* 2010 - ''Order Of The Black''
* 2011 - ''The Song Remains Not The Same''
* 2014 - ''Catacombs of the Black Vatican''
* 2018 - ''Grimmest Hits''

'''Live Albums'''
* 2001 - ''Alcohol Fueled Brewtality Live!! +5''

'''Compilation Albums'''
* 2005 - ''Kings of Damnation 98-04''
* 2009 - ''Skullage''
* 2010 - ''Black Label Berzerkus 2010''

!!Black Label Society has examples of the following tropes:

* TheAlcoholic: Zakk Wylde used to be a very heavy drinker, until he was nearly killed by a blood clot caused by years of alcohol abuse. These days he's sober.
* AllBikersAreHellsAngels: The stage outfits worn by the [=BLS=] musicians resembles those worn by outlaw motorcycle clubs. Biker imagery also features heavily in the band's merchandise.
* AntiLoveSong: "Stillborn" is about a man who has been treated so poorly by his woman that the feelings he once had for her are completely dead.
** "Spoke in the Wheel" is about a man who has had his heart broken by being callously dumped ("shattered, cast aside, stripped of your pride like you were never nothing special"), and he warns his former lover that someday the same thing will happen to her.
* BadassBeard: Zakk Wylde has sported one of these for several years now.
* BadassBiker: The [=BLS=] musicians use this as their image.
* CountryMatters: Used in "13 Years Of Grief."
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: ''Sonic Brew'' was pretty much "Pride and Glory Volume 2." ''Stronger Than Death'' moved away from southern rock and into a heavier metal sound where they've been ever since.
* GreatestHitsAlbum: So far they've released three of them.
* GriefSong: [=BLS=] has two of them: "In This River" is dedicated to [[Music/{{Pantera}} Dimebag Darrell]], and "Layne" is dedicated to [[Music/AliceInChains Layne Staley]].
* MadLibMetalLyrics: Describes most of their songs.
** WordSaladLyrics: Describes the the rest, particularly ballads.
* MetalBandMascot: The [=BLS=] Skull (sometimes nicknamed "Skully").
* MetalScream: "Stillborn" opens with an extended one of these.
* MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness: For the most part, 6-7. Some of the band's softer, piano-centric ballads can drop as low as 2 on the hardness scale.
* MoodWhiplash: ''1919 Eternal'' is heavy metal... until the final track which is an acoustic guitar rendition of "America the Beautiful."
* NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly: Zakk's playing style is a mix of a wide assortment of influences. His lead playing in particular is a mixture of jazz, country, classical and metal derived from the likes of John McLaughlin, Duane Allman, Esteban, Randy Rhoads and Eddie Van Halen.
* NewSoundAlbum: ''Hangover Music Vol. VI'' is an album that's mostly acoustic ballads. It sounds quite different from Black Label Society's usual sound.
* RatedMForManly
* RealMenLoveJesus: Zakk Wylde is a devout Irish-Catholic, and refers to himself as "a Soldier of Christ."
* TakeThat: Zakk has been known to spice up live versions of Super Terrorizer with the phrase "Limp Bizket sucks dick!"