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Review: Black Sabbath stir up lots of head-banging fun at Tampa's MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre

Ozzy Osbourne and Black Sabbath perform at the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre on Monday, July 29, 2013.

Will Vragovic

Ozzy Osbourne and Black Sabbath perform at the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre on Monday, July 29, 2013.

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Oh, Ozzy, you demented, utterly profane rascal.

With Black Sabbath's original guitarist (the forever-underrated shredder Tony Iommi) and original bassist (secret weapon Geezer Butler) making a glorious racket by his side, Ozzy Osbourne threw a head-bangin' party on Monday at the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre in Tampa

It was lyrically, musically dense, Satan spreading his wings and all that foofaraw. And yet, the two-hour show was also fun and, oddly enough, light-hearted, never mind the blood-splattered footage and haunted-house backdrop that seemingly sprang from the mind of Tim Burton.

Ozzy's voice alternated between untouched by time (the life-affirming Iron Man) and a lifeless drone (the head-scratching Into the Void). And yet despite his hit-or-miss vocal delivery, he's such a magnetic personality, he never lost the vociferous crowd of nearly 14,000 fans.

For Sean Daly's full Black Sabbath review, click here.



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