Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals : Walk Through Exits Only

The man has been part of so many projects both during and after Pantera, it’s sort of astonishing to think that Phil Anselmo managed to find a framework for his first solo project that hadn’t been previously explored. And what he presents is probably one of the gnarliest, most dense sets of music that’s been around for years. To call it hardcore is to underplay it although it is most akin to Phil’s Superjoint Ritual project in construction. Fans of Tool delight in their songs because each new listen yields some new intricacy in the music previously unheard. Walk Through Exits Only will do the same but will not yield its secrets lightly. It’s mission is to crush your mind with brutality and only the hardened will survive.