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A pointless cover - 40%

dystopia4, February 12th, 2011

This song is like a seagull; it is annoying and has no real reason to exist. It really is nothing but a money grab. To start it off, the cowbell is way higher in the mix than it should be. I can't help but think of Will Ferrell. In all fairness, the instrumental is competent. It doesn't add anything to the original, but it doesn't screw anything up. The vocals do manage to screw everything up. Don't expect Sabbath quality vocals here; you will be in for disappointment. His nasally whine seems to drag on forever. And just to add to it all, there are some god awful glam backup vocals near the end. It is kind of sad really, that Ozzy, one of the god fathers of metal, is butchering a classic song just to make a few quick bucks.

This is the worst kind of cover song. For a cover song to be good it should either:
a) be better than the original
b) add something new to the song
Ozzy does neither. This version is inferior to the original and adds absolutely nothing (unless you count annoying nasally vocals.) This is a money grab kids; don't buy into it. You'll be much better off sticking to Ozzy's early albums or the first few that Sabbath invented metal with.