Scream - Ozzy Osbourne
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  • Summary: Ozzy's is a scream heard around the world. The former Black Sabbath frontman returns with his 10th studio album of menacing heavy metal.
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  1. Positive: 5 out of 11
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  1. By shaking things up like he has here, he's made a record that sounds vital and refreshed. [19 Jun 2010, p.50]
  2. Most impressively, Osbourne's new band displays a tempo-shifting aptitude similar to vintage Black Sabbath.
  3. The Dark Lord of Rock and famed mumbler sounds strong - and intelligible! - on Scream.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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]
  7. Like most of his recent efforts, there isn't much to get excited about on Ozzy Osbourne's 10th studio album.

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  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
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  1. 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 Expand
  2. 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! Expand
  3. Aug 16, 2010
    9
    I tried not to like this. Really. I'd made-up my mind even before it hit the CD player. But 30 seconds into the opening track I realised thatI tried not to like this. Really. I'd made-up my mind even before it hit the CD player. But 30 seconds into the opening track I realised that this is Ozzy Osbourne of Black Sabbath!! And the material here stands up against any Sabbs album. Expand
  4. 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. Expand