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Ozzy Osbourne: The Ultimate Sin (Epic)

Caroline Sullivan, Melody Maker, 22 February 1986

WHEN I MET the editor of Kerrang! the other week, I asked him why he liked heavy metal, assuming that here, at last, was someone who could explain the appeal of all that overkill-musculature and megawattage. Surprisingly, when it came to articulating his sentiments on why he quivered like jelly to songs with names like 'Smash Your Skills With Power', he was as ineloquent as the lowliest Slayer fan.

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