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In 2010 Ozzy Osbourne
released his new album entitled Scream With this new album there were many changes announced prior, most importantly the replacement of Zakk Wylde in his band. When this was announced many Wylde fans were disappointed, but it was all on friendly terms as we later found out. His replacement would be none other than Gus G., a young Swedish metal guitarist from the popular speed metal band Firewind
. Gus G’s style is a significantly than Zakk’s, which is what Ozzy wanted a different sound for his new and probably one of his last masterpieces as the prince of darkness. After listening to this album, you can really tell that Ozzy took a very different direction with his music, which somewhat displeases me. Though it is still good, I just can’t get the same feeling I would get from his past albums, though this change was slightly noticeable with his last album “Black Rain” yet the change was a lot more define , from the change in keyboard parts and different vocal effects and with the obvious change of lineup with Gus G. Scream has created a new era for Ozzy . Leaving two to three eras behind him
with Black Sabbath
, Randy Rhodes and Zakk Wylde in the flawless past which shaped him
into the icon he is today. The noticeable changes in his new style are best heard in the song. “Let it die” with a very down tempo and industrial feel to the song structure it sounds very different from your typical Ozzy song, yet the lyrics are interesting on almost every song on the album, most of them seem to be a self-reflection on his life and what he feels his reputation is to his fans. The very obvious song that leads me to that suggestion is “Life Wont wait.” Where in the music video you get a POV of his entire life with lyrics explaining the values of it speaking to the listener to not wait to do the things you want to do, or life will pass on by. With the new album Ozzy has been touring a lot more than he did with “Black Rain” and even had Ozzfest last year. Overall though this album will without a doubt make you scream for one reason or another.