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on 19 December 2003
If you're a Sabbath purist, avoid this album like the plague.While the playing is acceptable, it comes across as 3 very good session players going through the motions.The intensity and foreboding of Sabbath's music is missing here.The guitarist Brad Gillis(think wannabe Eddie Van Halen) meanders aimlessly over every chord change and treats us to 2 handed tapping and wammy bar overkill in every solo.Contrast this to a player like Zakk Wylde's intuitive reading of Sabbath's music.
Ozzy was under contract to release an album under his former management and this is the hastily released result.If you want to listen to sabbath check out "War Pigs","Black Sabbath",or"Master of Reality".