OZZY OSBOURNE — Blizzard Of Ozz (review)

OZZY OSBOURNE — Blizzard Of Ozz album cover Album · 1980 · Heavy Metal Buy this album from MMA partners
5/5 ·
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This is one of the greatest heavy metal albums of all time. Simply put it is an absolute masterpiece. This was Ozzy's first album with Guitar God Randy Rhodes, and it is simply jaw dropping! The opener, I don't know sets the stage for a musical tour deforce. Crazy Train, probably Ozzy's best known song is that for good reason. The guitar work that Rhoads offers is phenomenal. The sweet ballad Goodbye to Romance is one of Ozzy's best, and the guitar solo drips with emotion. Suicide Solution returns to the metal and is a heavy riff fest about the dangers of alcohol abuse. This track was used in a court case saying it had subliminal messages telling people to 'get the gun' and 'shoot'. All rubbish, but a good track anyway. Side 2 begins with Mr. Crowley, One of the BEST on this album. The outro solo alone is worth buying the album for. No Bones Movies is a sleazy jaunt dealing with the joys of pornography. Probably the weakest track on the album. Next is the Epic Revelation Mother Earth. This neo-classical masterpiece is highlighted by a piano interlude before the bombastic climax. The album closes with Steal Away the Night. A somewhat poppy and catch tune with another set of blistering guitar jems courtesy of Randy Rhoads. If you haven't yet purchased this album, try and find an original, the latest have re-recorded bass and drum tracks.
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