Sound — 8
This is Ozzy's 4th solo studio album and his 2nd featuring Jake E Lee on guitar, The album was recorded with the same line up that appeared on Bark at the moon and thus sounds similar in style. The lyrics are simple but effective as are the riffs, the highlights on this album for me are Lee's quick and flashy solos however ozzy was less impressed with Lee resulting in him leaving the band soon after release.
Lyrics — 6
In terms of lyrics this album is a bit dissapointing, being as there are very few catchy tunes and most songs are indestinguishable from each other also ozzy's voice lacks the trademark wail of his earlier records aswell as the creepy drone of his later records. Overall the singing is faultless but by no means his best.
Overall Impression — 7
All in all this is an ok album similar to bark at the moon but not quite as good. I would rate it 7/10 because of it's better songs like shot in the dark, the ultimate sin and secret looser but the rest seems mostly like filler. I love the shredding and brilliant guitar work eventhough Lee was no Randy Rhoads he didn't try to be which I like about his work. The repetativeness is worst thing about this album but apart from that it's quite good. If my CD was stolen I would replace it but it wouldt be a priority for me.