Heaviest moments in Heavy Metal #5832 – Ozzy Osbourne – The Ultimate Sin

First off, this album has about as *Metal* a cover as you can get – vampire chick in hot leather pants with 8-inch spike heels, Ozzy as a dragon with blood coming out of his mouth, a nuclear explosion, Gothic font – what else do you need?

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Oft forgotten, Jake E. Lee supplied guitar lines to two blistering Ozzy albums, of which this one is my favorite. The title track has a simple but seriously heavy riff (downtuned a half step and riffing over an open D string). There are plenty of transcriptions out there of this riff and this one is as good as any.

However, few transcriptions have done the lead break justice, so I’ve spent some time listening intently to it and figuring it out – I think this transcription is pretty accurate notewise at least, though Jake may have used different positions. The transcription was documented using PowerTab 1.7 – the best tab tool out there IMHO.

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You can hear the song here. The solo break above occurs from about 1:53. Don’t forget to downtune half a step.

Another great track on this album is Killer of Giants. Awesome acoustic/clean electric intro with a cool fingerpicked technique. Great solo and just a great song all round.

Here’s me playing it, not quite at full speed:

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