Ozzy Osbourne, "Let Me Hear You Scream"

Ozzy Osbourne's first single in three years debuted on "CSI: New York"-the show's dark and grisly tone made "Let Me Hear You Scream" a fitting choice. Atop a buzz-saw guitar riff (for the first time since 1986, not provided by longtime guitarist Zakk Wylde), Osbourne pulls no punches. "I'm black and blue, beat up and scared," he sings before declaring, "It's do or die, only the strong survive." After a powerful pre-chorus where Osbourne pushes the limits of his vocal range, the track gives way to a disjointed chorus that fails to pack the punch the Prince of Darkness probably intended. "Scream" might have considerably more hard-rock bite than Osbourne's other recent offerings, but it doesn't go anywhere new.

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