Ozzy Osbourne’s ‘Straight to Hell’ video sees Prince of Darkness incite riot
The video features a rather intimidating Ozzy and a group of protestors rioting against the police and breaking into all-out chaos. "The Prince of Darkness" wears a long, black, hooded robe with dark makeup and appears almost as a diabolical entity, coaxing the nearby riot
Black metal legend Ozzy Osbourne is making a glorious comeback and turning heads... again! The singer released another music video January 6 and they just keep getting darker.
The single 'Straight to Hell' had a release November 22 and is the second single off his forthcoming album, 'Ordinary Man', which will see a release early 2020. According to NME, Sharon Osbourne revealed a January release for the new album.
The first single 'Under the Graveyard' released November 8, the video on December 19, and has already gathered much attention. The music video is already sitting at over 1.7 million views on YouTube.
Now, with 'Straight to Hell', Ozzy Osbourne's revival is already coming into fruition, as there are already "reaction" videos on YouTube. We can easily guess that his new music video will also spark a lot, if not more, attention than 'Under the Graveyard' as it features a rather cryptic Ozzy Osbourne who appears to be enjoying scaring his viewers.
The video features a rather intimidating Ozzy and a group of protestors rioting against the police and breaking into all-out chaos. "The Prince of Darkness" wears a long, black, hooded robe with dark makeup and appears almost as a diabolical entity, coaxing the nearby riot with lyrics like "I'll make you scream, I'll make you defecate" and "We're going straight to hell, straight to hell tonight", followed by villainous echoing laughs and heavy guitar riffs.
Osbourne arrives at the enraged scene in a limo and sits unharmed on a bench before the warfare breaks out, and both the protestors and police facing down each other. It is easy to see where this is all leading as the protestors psych each out into a frenzy before the battle.
We witness swords, a chainsaw, explosives and a lot more and it quickly turns into what looks like a climactic scene out of a 'Purge' movie, even including an angry, bald, middle-aged man stripping down into his (censored) birthday suit as he taunts the police!
Ozzy Osbourne has proven time and time again that rock never dies and that truly talented artists are not limited to age, as the metal singer's vocals are delivered perfectly and more than convincingly in the song. It is all the more satisfying to listen to as the music compliments the vocals superbly with quality that is rich and powerful.
It lives up to modern production value with added layers of chilling choir backing vocals and effects. Ozzy Osbourne's vocals have added layers with backing harmony ranging between high, mid and low vocal ranges, which just adds to the creepy factor of the video.
The Prince of Darkness has not failed to deliver with the two new single releases and as usual is putting on a spectacular show for fans so far, teazing his glorious new album. The future looks bright, metal fans... or should I say dark?
You can watch the music video for 'Straight to Hell' here.