Ozzy Osbourne - Ozzmosis review
01. Perry Mason
02. I Just Want You
03. Ghost Behind My Eyes
04. Thunder Underground
05. See You On The Other Side
08. My Little Man
09. My Jekyll Doesn't Hide
10. Old L.A. Tonight
11. Whole World's Fallin' Down [reissue bonus]
12. Aimee [reissue bonus]
For a comeback from the eleven millionth rehab of the prince of darkness would have to expect something big, a huge success, a great album! Listening to Perry Mason you are sure this release can deal with your expectations, but quickly all your hopes will be shed to splinters.
Ozzmosis (which is good word play though) has it's highlights right at the beginning, but that are the two best shots 'Perry Mason' and 'I Just Want You'and then it's done, at least for me it is. Both these strong are strong and dark, Perry Mason a bit faster than the kind of balladesque 'I Just Want You', but still a mid-tempo song. Both earn a ten rating, but after them only 'Tomorrow' stands out a bit of a line of quite uninteresting american west-coast blues rock oriented pop-like slow songs that tend to bore the hell outta you when you compare them to 'Perry M.' and 'I Just Want You'. Especially in 'Perry Mason' you find the guitar work that makes Zakk Wylde a big name, but except the songs two and six, the whole thing is inapropriately shitty, yet somehow catching the feel of finding back the will to live But reading the big names of Lemmy Kilmister, Steve Vai, Geezer Butler as writing partners you would have thought of something bigger and better, but this record does not approximately try to please you in this way! 'Thunder Underground' could have been way better than it is and the bonus tracks on the 2002 reissue (which was produced by Bruce Dickinson) cannot erase the fact that the album is what it is: In a whole boring yet with very few very very outstanding highlights.
This album you can use to relax if necessary (or maybe better sleep when you're dead)
But 'Perry Mason' you should have heard, as well as 'I Just Want You', not necessarily 'Tomorrow'. 'Aimee' the bonus track is quite ok and 'Denial' is of the same quality, but not more.
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