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Black Sabbath


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5 stars


this is it...the beginning of all started Friday, 13th, 1970 and it all started with a rain...

four kids from miserable and industrial Birmingham, poor, having to do any possible job to make a living, formed a band and after trying to make it even with polka music... then, guitarist/mastermind Iommi lost his fingertips in an accident at work and had to play with the bass strings cause otherwise it was painfull... in addition to this they changed their name and sound to a more doom/heavy one so that they would sound spooky and macabre and ultimately gain a contract... little did they know, they would create an entirely new genre: doom metal.. indicative of their ignorance was that their vocalist, Ozzy Osbourne was/is a great Beatles fan and when the record came out, he called his mother filled with excitement to tell her about it as if he was a little child...

for sure, the most influential album in the history of metal, a shock to the music world of the 70's... apart from its importance, though, it contains only flawless songs.. "Black Sabbath" and "NIB" are more than classics while "Behind The Wall Of Sleep" and "Warning" are the carpet where the riffmaster, his Majesty, Mr Iommi lays his excellent guitar work, sth that will continue for at least 3 decades after... "Wizard" and "Warning" are simply hard rock dynamites.

few albums can be proud that they achieved what this one did... a cornerstone? of course... it changed everything... had they not existed, personaly, i wouldn't be here... metal fans, these are your routes..RESPECT!!!

toolis | 5/5 |


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