It's hard to believe that it had been 6 years since the definitive
Black Sabbath vocalist brought out an album. Guess he's been busy with his Ozzfest metal tours, showcasing new and more seasoned talent in the hard music arena. Faith No More drummer Mike Borden is back and so is the trademark pitch harmonic axeman Zakk Wylde (who also stars as the Steel Dragon guitarist in Mark Wahlberg's cool 80s Metal movie Rock Star). Suicidal Tendencies bassist Robert Trujillo rounds up the quartet on bass. Ozzy will remain a total Rock & Roll rebel with well deserved cult status. A family man in stead of demon (as some poor ignoramuses still believe), Ozzy is a bastion of persistence and a die hard proof that rock & roll is a part of the musical landscape for good, even though it sometimes gets unceremoniously overshadowed by over-hyped spineless, artless & gutless poptrash.

4 / B
- PB


6 - Volcanic
5 - Blistering
4 - Hot
3 - Smolder
2 - Room Temperature
1 - Fizzled
0 - Extinguished

A - Multiple Listening Possibilities
B - Deserves Another Spin
C - Once Should Suffice