Year of the Metal Tiger (MVDaudio)

Best metal bar come-on: "Ozzy Osbourne sold his soul to the devil." As shrieked by Dangerous Toys' frontman Jason McMaster and borne out by his Austin fivepiece like Seventies hitmakers the Sweet, only heavier, "Heavy Metal Holocaust" ignites Year of the Metal Tiger: "Ozzy Osbourne's said there's no use in waitin'/The world's got a date to be raped by Satan." Futuristic graphic novel by way of Mercyful Fate, "Raiders From the Void" takes second place and six-minute fist "The Kaiser" gets bronzed. "Heavy metal holocaust – Ozzy wins, the devil lost." ***

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