Ozzy Osbourne vs. Motley Crue – Metal Madness 2017, Round 1
Round 1 of the March Metal Madness tournament is bursting with high-profile matchups and Ozzy Osbourne's Blizzard of Ozz against Motley Crue's Too Fast for Love is one of them! These two camps famously toured together where Ozzy and Nikki Sixx were involved in a gross-out war that led to some of metal's most infamous tales and they're competing once again, this time to advance in our competition to find the Best Debut Metal Album of All Time!
Ozzy's split with Black Sabbath led to one of the most successful solo careers of all time. With Blizzard of Ozz as the launching point, the album, armed with songs like "Crazy Train" and "Mr. Crowley," helped define heavy metal guitar playing throughout the decade thanks to the imaginative mind and fleet-fingered fretwork of the great Randy Rhoads.
Motley Crue were instrumental in the development of glam on the Sunset Strip. Funneling their hard-partying ways into sonic form, the band self-released their Too Fast for Love debut which was later re-released by Elektra. Fully stocked with roaring riffs and an unrepentant attitude, this album started a revolution.
So which album will move on to Round 2 of March Metal Madness 2017? Vote below for either Ozzy Osbourne's Blizzard of Ozz or Motley Crue's Too Fast for Love as the Best Debut Metal Album of all time in the poll below!
(Voting in Round 1 will end on Friday, March 17, at 10AM ET. Fans are able to vote once per hour, so keep coming back to make sure your favorite debut album advances to the next round!)