13 September 2022
NME: “At 73 years old and battling with his health, you might not expect Osbourne to keep
that bar particularly high. But, for the most part, ‘Patient Number 9’ does just that, it’s a fizzing piece of hard-rock magic. The superstitious metal frontman might have revealed in a recent Independent interview that he tries to “avoid looking at” the number 13, but we’re lucky to
have his magnificent 13th solo album.” Full review here. Score: 4/5.
TUTV: I’m not a devoted heavy metal fan, but to me, OZZY is the genre’s kaiser. Not only for his multiple easy-to-swallow drones but also because he’s a funny – at times hilarious – character and doesn’t really give a shit about what people think of him. He’s an all-round fab entertainer.
What about the new record? Well, it’s 100% Ozzy, howling at the moon on several sticking tunes as usual, but for my liking, he invited too many guitarists (Tommy Iommi, Jeff Beck, Clapton, Mike McCready, Zack Wilde). They all want to prove they are the best, resulting in the Oh, no fact that half of the record is filled with endless guitar solos. Still, OZZY RULES!
Singles/clips: Degradation Rules / Nothing Feels Right / Patient Number 9
– DEGRADATION RULES –
– NOTHING FEELS RIGHT –
– PATIENT NUMBER 9 –
Stream full longpplayer pn Spotify.
OZZY underwent complex neck surgery last June.
Just a couple of days ago he did his first interview
about it, along with Sharon, his wife of 40 years.