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The Crow
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2 stars And suddenly, all the magic was gone!

The drugs and internal problems that the band achieved to manage in previous albums finally appeared in Technical Ecstasy, a record full with mediocre songs with just a few acceptable moments like the energetic Back Street Kids, which also contains some fine keyboards, and the good stoner riffs of The Gypsy. The rest is just boring and forgettable.

The production is fine and the band plays acceptably, but that was not enough to save this bunch of uninspired and irrelevant hard rock songs, with a style far for the heaviness and spectacular riffs of milestones like Paranoid, Master of Reality and the far superior Sabotage.

Conclusion: Technical Ecstasy is, along with Never Say Die!, the worst album of the first Ozzy era. A bland attempt to make their music more accessible, commercial and easy for the ears, but fails in every one of these goals.

For fans only!

My Rating: **

The Crow | 2/5 |


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