Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies
Label: Vertigo Berlin
Despite gunslinger-flavored themes and the Morricone touches on "Let's Shake Some Dust" and "Lonesome Rider," Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies doesn't necessarily sound like a rock-star-as-desperado affair a la The Eagles (or Mason Proffit, for that matter). Rather, it's another solid mix of grunge and groove metal from the Danish masters of all things heavy. As for new guitarist Rob Caggiano, he makes his presence felt all over the place, but especially on "The Hangman's Body Count," "Dead but Rising" and "Black Bart." Look out for the cameo from metal icon King Diamond on "Room 24."