Scream

  • Record Label: Epic
  • Release Date: Jun 22, 2010
Metascore
63

Generally favorable reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. In truth, all of Ozzy's solo albums are patchy, but Scream lacks the killer that drowns out the filler. When lead-off single Let Me Hear You Scream is the most dynamic song on offer, you know you're in for an uneventful ride.
  2. Producer Kevin Churko has processed his riffs to the point that they sound like generic active rock. It's a shame, because Ozzy shows signs of life on the six-minute Diggin' Me Down and on Crucify where he compares himself to Jesus.
  3. Like most of his recent efforts, there isn't much to get excited about on Ozzy Osbourne's 10th studio album.
  4. Scream might be a near-miss, but it's still a huge improvement over the embarrassing Black Rain, and that alone is reason for optimism.
  5. Uncut
    60
    Guitarist Gus G plots a decent course through the riffing, but for all the pukka heaviosity, the band never quite swing in the way Ozzy's best material historically has done. [Aug 2010, p.91]
  6. Q Magazine
    40
    Scream is the usual routine: Ozzy plays either mad or bad; guitars grind and skid to order; nobody gets hurt; job done; cheque, please. [Aug 2010, p.126]
User Score
7.1

Generally favorable reviews- based on 26 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Sep 10, 2011
    5
    Ozzy puts his usual effort into this album, but somehow, it's not as good as his 80's stuff. As he said in his previous album, "I don't wannaOzzy puts his usual effort into this album, but somehow, it's not as good as his 80's stuff. As he said in his previous album, "I don't wanna stop"...maybe it's time he does. Full Review »
  2. Sep 14, 2010
    10
    This album made me so happy. I didn't want to like it because i am a huge fan of Zakk Wylde but after putting it on i just felt an energy thatThis album made me so happy. I didn't want to like it because i am a huge fan of Zakk Wylde but after putting it on i just felt an energy that I haven't felt from an ozzy album in a long long time.No offence to Zakk or any of the other musicians ozzy has worked with lately but this line up just works for him. Gus G is young and full of energy and it comes through in the music. I can only imagine how good songs like "Let me hear you scream", "Let it die" and "Soul Sucker" would sound live. Welcome back ozzy and i cannot wait til the next album Full Review »
  3. Aug 19, 2010
    10
    The Prince of Darkness is now The KING of Darkness!!! Ozzy Osbourne is better than ever!!! His music is heavier than his previous albums andThe Prince of Darkness is now The KING of Darkness!!! Ozzy Osbourne is better than ever!!! His music is heavier than his previous albums and he has proved all other heavy metal bands, that this is how it should be! Full Review »