New Releases: March 25, 2022 – Dream Widow

Dream Widow Foo Fighters


Fans of Dave Grohl’s (metal) work have been clamoring for a second Probot album since the star-studded self-titled album dropped eighteen years ago. The Foo Fighters had been dabbling in various “side projects” these past few years, like the Dee Gees’ Hail Satin album. At the time I thought, this is cool, but man I’d love to hear the Foos do something heavier.

The last great album released by the band in my opinion was 2011’s Wasting Light. There has been good music released by them since, but not quite on the same level.

Once they announced their horror movie, Studio 666 would be released alongside an album that would fit the mood of the project, I began to hope. Would we finally get something closer to the Probot album?

Let me take you back and mention some clickbait-worthy headlines some sites tried to cash in on a few years back. When Ozzy Osbourne was recording his 2001 studio album Down To Earth, Sony brought in a bunch of outside writers to work with Ozzy. The list of people brought in included Dave Grohl.

Zakk Wylde at the time blasted the label for doing so. This was due to the fact that he was pissed they didn’t want Ozzy’s band to write material for the album. At the time he went after Grohl in some interviews. These comments were brought back up a few years back by the “gotcha” click-bait press so many people have come to love. What they didn’t mention, is Wylde retracted his statement years ago. He had also performed Black Sabbath covers with Grohl and the Foos’ Taylor Hawkins at the L.A. Forum several years before. Embracing on stage to further show things were cool between them. This is rumored to be the inspiration for Zakk’s Black Sabbath cover band called Zakk Sabbath.

Being the music fan he is, the songs Grohl wrote with Ozzy in mind ended up on the Probot album. The songs were deemed “too Black Sabbath” by the label. When Zakk heard the album, he walked his statement back, after alluding to the fact that he enjoyed the album. So why bring back up a misunderstanding that had been quelled years ago? Ah yes, the power of the click!

I mention all of this because the Dream Widow album sounds a lot like Black Label Society. Yes, it has that distinct Grohl compositional touch to it. This makes Dream Widow feel at times like the Probot album. But his singing sounds a lot like Ozzy in places, which is very similar to what Zakk does in BLS.

The eight-track album has some cool tracks on it that people who are into BLS, stoner, or doom metal will probably appreciate. It is a fun listen if you are a fan of Probot or the Foo Fighters, and enjoy the heavier side of the band.

Here is The Offspring with the track "Cold" off of the self-titled album by Dream Widow.

Interested in checking out Dream Widow by Foo Fighters and Dream Widow before picking the album up?

Pick your poison, check out the album on either Spotify or Apple Music here.


Abbath – Dread Reaver

BillyBio – Leaders And Liars

Animals As Leaders – Parrhesia

Architects – For Those That Wish To Exist At Abbey Road

Hardcore Superstar – Abrakadabra

Placebo – Never Let Me Go

Ignite – Ignite

Michael Romeo – War Of The Worlds, Part 2

Capricorn – For The Restless

Paleface – Fear And Dagger

Desolate Shrine – Fires Of The Dying World

Åskväder – Fenix

Lost Tribes Of The Moon – Chapter II: Tales Of Strife, Destiny, And Despair

Deathbell – A Nocturnal Crossing

Spill Your Guts – The Wrath It Takes

Volcanova – Cosmic Bullshit

Luzifer – Iron Shackles

Bomber – Nocturnal Creatures

Absent In Body – Plague God

Reckless Love – Turborider


Killing Joke – Lord Of Chaos

Pist.On – Cold World


Flotsam & Jetsam – Iron Tears/Metal Shock

Beartooth – Below Deluxe Edition

Crystal Viper – The Last Axeman


Night Demon – Year Of The Demon

Various Artists – Legacy: A Tribute To Leslie West

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