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5 stars 1. Neon Knights with Ronnie on vocals, yes it was inevitable that Ozzy would act up and leave; well you know I didn't like his voice in the group so that suits me; hard rock with the solo that goes well with it, fast 2. Children of the Sea with the delicate acoustic intro... come on it doesn't last the killer riff that comes reminds us where we are on DIO, yes finally BS but Ronnie is so sure that we're there Misunderstand, it will take the guitar solo to tilt; in the meantime, this riff is simple but it's effective plus backing vocals from up there; the return to the original verse gives the change, it feels like prog metal before its time 3. Lady Evil for the consensus hard title; good sound, good rhythm but no diversion, for proguous go elsewhere 4. Heaven & Hell and the piece with a latent musical tram; the intro which announces the minimalist verse, Geezer and Bill still providing this pantagruelical, or phallic, or dreamlike or ecstatic bass; in short, the captivating piece which denotes a progressive atmosphere through the different drawers offered inside; the central break with an aborted solo, the guitar which returns, which takes a position, Bill who gets involved to bring the riff higher, further, heaven and hell is one of the two; its finale with the acoustic guitar like at the beginning of 'Childre', hard finesse 5. Wishing Well for a good hardcore with DIO sauce, parenthesis to recall his tone of voice and his presence, the solo seems soft here 6. Die Young with its magnificent entrance from Tony, its energy, its angelic vocal break and the cover with the appearance of Geoff on keyboards, a first for BS, the 80s are there 7. Walk Away consensual hard title without much particularity except the guitar solo, latent, a climax, laying out its scales 8. Lonely Is the Word with this initiating riff reminding me of the BS from before, the original one when Ozzy was working; a characteristic catchy riff; Barely 2 minutes in and a Sabbathian solo falls upon us, a melancholy atmosphere with its share of suave notes, making us believe in sweetness, well Ronnie returns before a last exploration and final guitar-synth, pre-prog metal?
alainPP | 5/5 |


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