Black Rain - My Review
Ozzy Black Rain:
Initial impression. CD and cover art look nothing like what I have seen on the net. Very simple design. Looks awesome. First Cardboard cd cover from Ozzy (unless you count Live and loud with the grill)
Stream of conscience review
Not going away – Great guitar solo. Lyrically ok. Good heavy song
I don’t wanna stop - another great guitar solo from Zakk. Love the bass line and underlying beat.
Black Rain – Harmonica start – cool. Odd beat to it. Think this one will grow on me but first impression not the best Ozzy I have heard. Like the outtro.
Lay your world on me. Slow song. Like the melody line. Has got a Momma I’m coming home type of feel to it.
The almighty dollar – fun bass line. Down and dirty Ozzy vocals. Not sure I like the bridge but the rest of it is great. Very different Ozzy song. Synth outro. Like it. Very Beatlesque feel to it but heavy.
11 Silver - BLS feel to this song. Sounds like crowd noise in the background. Like at a concert – chanting Yeah, yeah yeah. Good guitar work by Zakk. Definitely a Zakk song. Like the bass too.
Civilize the universe – more BLS (which is a good thing) . Ozzy sounds great. Like the attitude in the lyrics and vocals. Ozzy singing with conviction. Post solo drum and guitar, great rhythm.
Here for you – Zakk on paino? Power Ballad. Love Ozzy’s voice on this.
Countdowns begun – Nice heavy intro. Down beat guitar work. Armageddon. Think this could be faster but pretty good. Zakk starts the solo even before the solo is set to begin, like he can’t wait to get into it. Like the enthusiasm… Ultimate sin?
Trap door – Heavy. Hope this keeps up!! Great beat. Ozzy is awesome on this. Best song on the album?!? Absolutely!! Awesome heavy song. Wish there was more of this on here!
The end. No bonus tracks or anything.
Can’t wait to get this home and on my home stereo.
Not the best review I know but initial, untainted impression. Very different Ozzy album. Does have a NO more tears feel to it but less polished. Trap door is awesome. Civilize the universe and not going away are good too. Favorite is Trap door and Almighty Dollar. Which is saying something because I really like I don’t wanna stop but these two are unique for Ozzy.
Anyway, my opinion. Take from it what you will