Ozzy Osbourne
Scream


2.5
average

Review

by Henomeister USER (7 Reviews)
July 10th, 2011 | 20 replies | 4,612 views


Release Date: 2010 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Ozzy Osbourne really tries on this album, but his optimism can't save him from being mediocre.

1 of 1 thought this review was well written

Optimism is a character strength nearly every one possess. Nearly everybody has an urge to try something new, or to try something again. This is Ozzy Osbourne's attempt on getting back on the wagon into mainstream metal and although he shows everlasting optimism on this album, everything just turns out corny and mediocre.

In my opinion, Ozzy's solo career has been quite rickety when it comes to music. He hasn't really released a high quality record since 'Diary Of A Madman' in 1981. Ever since then his albums have been average or bad. This album is borderline average and continues the his combo of disappointing albums.

Scream is pretty much what you've heard for the last decade from Ozzy again. The opening track 'Let It Die' is pretty much just a presentation of his ego. His first single 'Let It Scream' is pretty much a weak metal song and 'Life Won't Wait' is pretty much him just telling people not to do drugs. Whatever Ozzy is trying to do here, it's not working.

But not everything is bad here. 'Soul Sucker' is quite catchy providing a hard hitting chorus, along with 'Fearless' and 'Latimer's Mercy'. These are quality metal songs from Ozzy, but these are really the only ones.

Songs are often overly song here and quite boring. Ozzy really only sings in one tone here, letting auto tune do the rest for him. This becomes annoying in most of the tracks because you are still able to hear Ozzy's worn out voice under the weird effects auto tune does to his voice here. This creates one weird and annoying vocal effect. I can understand him being 62 but I've heard these songs live and he sounds a lot better doing them without the auto tune.

Instrumentals are also quite boring here. Guitarist Gus G is nowhere as talented as the legendary Randy Rhoads or as any of Ozzy's other guitarists from previous albums. Gus G's solos are often quite boring providing the same old solo on every song. The Bass is almost invisible here and the drumming is boring as well. Keyboardist Adam Wakeman provides some nice effects here but nothing else really.

Although Ozzy Osbourne really tries to make a quality album here, he might just not have the power to do that anymore. Optimism is a respected character strength, therefore I respect Ozzy, but he'll just need to push harder to provide another quality album.



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Comments:Add a Comment 
Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
July 10th 2011



30882 Comments


Ozzy Osbourne really tries on this album, but his optimism can't save him from being mediocre.


Here's a metaphor that could be suitably applied to this review

Digging: FaltyDL - In The Wild

ZombicidalMan
July 10th 2011



1726 Comments


"Pretty much. Pretty much. Pretty much. PRETTY MUCH."

Use something other than this in the third paragraph. Please.

Pharoh
July 10th 2011



3326 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

WORST album in existence.

Pharoh
July 10th 2011



3326 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

Why wont he just give up,

Emim
July 10th 2011



26506 Comments


SHHHHHHAAAARRRRRROOOOOOONNNNNNNNNNN

Emim
July 10th 2011



26506 Comments


What's a Bieber?

Pharoh
July 10th 2011



3326 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0



Pharoh
July 10th 2011



3326 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0



Pharoh
July 10th 2011



3326 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

who is

fish.
Contributing Reviewer
July 10th 2011



21576 Comments


combo breaker

Digging: Septicflesh - Communion

fish.
Contributing Reviewer
July 10th 2011



21576 Comments


Cos of the string of 1s?

fish.
Contributing Reviewer
July 10th 2011



21576 Comments


no

insomniac15
Staff Reviewer
July 10th 2011



3336 Comments


dude, stop reviewing all day long and read other reviews, then try to spend more than 30 minutes on each of them. try to make each review better, not following the same pattern with any improvement. this way you'll just go through the whole website on a month and it will seem you'd just changed the names of the bands and songs.

Digging: Anberlin - Lowborn

TommyT
July 10th 2011



13 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0 | Sound Off

I agree with the main point - scream is a bad album, and quite boring. But I think his last consistently good album was 1991s 'No More Tears'.

fish.
Contributing Reviewer
July 10th 2011



21576 Comments


But the riffs

trymedude
July 10th 2011



151 Comments


"Optimism is a character strength nearly every one possess."

That's a bit of a generalization, don't you think?

Henomeister
July 11th 2011



22 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

Yeah, thanks for the advice. I didn't actually realize how much I used pretty much in the third paragraph, haha. But I will stop constantly reviewing and read some others.

fish.
Contributing Reviewer
July 11th 2011



21576 Comments


actually, listening again, they are

maybe a 3.5 is too high

JustSomeRandomGuy
October 30th 2011



3 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

I thought it was an average album, nothing great, but not that bad. I will say that it certainly didn't live up to the hype

Pharoh
October 30th 2011



3326 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

horrible



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