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Down To Earth
November I do
So, the Ozz-man is back with his first new album since ’96. Has touring on Ozzfest with so many shitty mallcore bands affected his Ozzness’ ability to produce a great metal album? In my opinion, hell no! And what’s even better, this album isn’t chock full of ballads like OZZMOSIS was. And don’t worry, the dreaded collaboration with Dave Grohl is nowhere to be heard. Indeed, there is more power in this album than Ozzy has displayed in almost 10 years.
Though he’s been there almost the whole time, I gotta give the credit for the heaviness on the album to Zakk Wylde. His guitar work on this album is simply awesome and metal as all hell, trademark squeals still intact. Lyrically, Ozzy is as honest as ever, tackling his druggie past (“Junkie”), aging (“Running Out Of Time”), as well as fame and attacks against him by his detractors (hit single “Gets Me Through”). Still, there is a fire in his vocals on this album that haven’t been heard since the song “No More Tears”.
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