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Just remember to steer clear of 'Down To Earth' okay ?
on 9 October 2002
His last record before he decided "OH NO proper metal isn't working any more, i'll jump ship and get in with the pu-metal kids instead", what you get is basically a continuation of the 'No More Tears' sound. It starts off pretty killer; Zakk Wyle, a strapping young lad indeed of a guitarist shreds his guitar with the precision of an ancient mongolian killer cod fish caught in the great river Zambisi (with lots of sharp pointy teeth). Putting atrology aside then, you need only examine the first track 'Perry Mason' to see what I'm talking about. With a riff that's so addictive it could dent the walls of fort knox with a meer peanut, you'd be easily fooled into thinking this could be the best release of Ozzy's career. > > > > > SauSage FacTory
However some of the later material is less a case of 'No More Tears' as opposed to 'know more ideas'. The production values are amazing, with many ideas and layers running through the tracks, but for some reason after 'Tommorow' the album just forgets to rock. It's like they took a load of filler sessions from 'No more Tears' and stuck them on the end of it. Still, with Motorhead mainman Lemmy co-writing on a few of the tracks, the ones that do work, work really well. The first two power ballads 'I Just Want You' and 'Ghost Behind My Eyes' will send 80's nostaligia freaks into a weepy frenzy, whilst metal heads can rejoice to the riffs of 'Tommorow' and 'Thunder Underground' knowing that (and you can take my word for this) a record was made in the 90's which didn't incorporate any alterna metal influences (more commonly known as dog poop - no offense to dogs). It's a well produced, and always intellectual album. Too bad it runs out of steam bout half way through. Still it's a hundred times better than 'Down To Earth' (which you should avoid like Vanessa Feltz)