OZZY OSBOURNE

(UNITED KINGDOM)

PATIENT NUMBER 9

(2022)
LABEL:

EPIC

GENRE:

HEAVY METAL

TAGS:
Epic, Old School
"Ozzy Osbourne offers a musical monument as tortured as hypnotizing with this "Patient Number 9" in the bewitching darkness."
LOLOCELTIC (15.09.2022)  
4/5
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Since the beginning of his career, Ozzy Osbourne has never left anyone indifferent. Pioneer of heavy metal within Black Sabbath, legendary for his excessive consumption of illicit substances which led to many anecdotes engraved in the history of rock, enemy of the leagues of defense of animals and particularly of bats, the madman never does in half measures. However, in recent years, his fight against Parkinson's disease has made him an endearing character. The success of "Ordinary Man" was further proof that he was more than just an artist. But while many of us thought that this opus would be the last of the prince of darkness, here he comes back with a "Patient Number 9" that will reinforce his legend.

Seeing the man so assured despite his illness is amazing, so much so that Zakk Wylde, however close to the singer, was himself surprised to see how much Ozzy Osbourne regained all his abilities when it came to interpreting his new songs. And since we quote the bearded guitarist, we will also note the list of participants to this opus. This one would make some of his colleagues jealous who would be satisfied with half of the stars who come to support the godfather of heavy metal. And among these stars, the most outstanding are those struck by the seal of reunion, starting with Tony Iommi who had never played with Ozzy until now in his solo career. It is moreover bluffing to note to what point the magic always operates between the two men on a monumental 'No Escape From Now' with the black heaviness of Sabbath. Leaded riff, oppressive melancholy and formidable final acceleration make of this title one of the summits of this album which does not miss any.

Indeed, it is not possible to take refuge behind the guest-list of "Patient Number 9" to justify the success that it will not fail to receive. The tracks follow one another like so many metallic bombs, often heavy, sometimes lighter, but always of a flawless efficiency. And to the quality of the titles comes to be added their variety. Of course, the whole moves in a general half-light that sometimes comes to tear the cries of an artist always so disturbed, as well as the luminous soli of the various guitarists, but at no time the least feeling of boredom can let appear the end of its hooked nose. Faced with the impossibility of quoting each piece of this dark monument, we will nevertheless retain the eponymous track that opens the hostilities in a tormented and unhealthy atmosphere, totally inhabited by the master of the place's vocals and by a solo giving life to the demons that have haunted the madman for decades.

If we except the UFO that represents a 'Darkside Blues' closing the set on less than two minutes of a blues at the same time southern and spectral, it is indeed twelve black diamonds which offer themselves to our ears. So much so that after more than an hour's stay in this tortured and hypnotizing environment, you will be convinced that Ozzy Osbourne is telling the truth when he announces that he is immortal on the title of the same name ('Immortal') whose energy and efficiency are a pleasure to hear. At 73 years old and eaten away by the disease, the prince of darkness seems to enjoy the benefits of a black magic whose effects we hope to see for a long time to come if he continues to offer us albums of this kind.
- Official website

TRACK LISTING:
01. Patient Number 9 (feat. Jeff Beck) - 7:22
02. Immortal (feat. Mike Mccready) - 3:04
03. Parasite (feat. Zakk Wylde) - 4:05
04. No Escape From Now (feat. Tony Iommi) - 6:46
05. One Of Those Days (feat. Eric Clapton) - 4:40
06. A Thousand Shades (feat. Jeff Beck) - 4:26
07. Mr. Darkness (feat. Zakk Wylde) - 5:35
08. Nothing Feels Right (feat. Zakk Wylde) - 5:35
09. Evil Shuffle (feat. Zakk Wylde) - 4:10
10. Degradation Rules (feat. Tony Iommi) - 4:10
11. Dead And Gone - 4:32
12. God Only Knows - 5:00
13. Darkside Blues - 1:50

LINEUP:
Andrew Watt: Guitares / Claviers
Chad Smith: Batterie
Josh Homme: Guitares
Ozzy Osbourne: Chant / Harmonica
Robert Trujillo: Basse
Chris Chaney: Basse / Invité
Dave Navarro: Guitares / Invité
Duff McKagan: Basse / Invité
Eric Clapton: Guitares / Invité
Jeff Beck: Guitares / Invité
Mike McCready: Guitares / Invité
Taylor Hawkins: Batterie / Invité
Tony Iommi : Guitares / Invité
Zakk Wylde: Guitares / Invité
   
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KINGEDDIE
16/10/2022
 
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Pour faire court : pas de polémique sur les compos de cet album qui sont plutôt très bonnes ( avec des pointures pareilles c'était prévisible !) si on excepte les 3 dernières ( “Dead and Gone”, “God only knows” et l’incongru “Darsike Blues “) , pour ma part je préfère “No Escape From Now ” avec ses arpèges en intro et final et son accélération centrale avec une belle évolution du riff ( qui me rappelle”un peu ” Heaven and Hell !).. pour la voix d’Ozzy, cette "quasi"perfection peut dérouter même si on devine qu’il y a un gros boulot en studio pour obtenir ce résultat, ce qui fausse un peu la performance du Madman..
Mais pour les fans,il n’y a que le résultat qui compte et il faut bien reconnaître qu’il est plutôt réussi…
KINGEDDIE
20/09/2022
 
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@loloceltic
Et ça donne quoi au niveau auditif ? Chro ou pas chro ?
LOLOCELTIC
17/09/2022
  0
Effectivement, ce n'est pas l'endroit pour ce sujet. Néanmoins, tu m'as donné envie d'y poser une oreille ;-)
KINGEDDIE
16/09/2022
 
209
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Rien à voir avec Ozzy, le nouvel album de Dead City Ruins "Shockwave" est bien sorti mais je ne le vois pas dans les chroniques à venir.. normal ?ou bien oubli ? Je suis en train de l'écouter et ça envoie sévère....
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