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Black Sabbath


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5 stars Black Sabbaths debut was one of the first CD's i ever bought, and that was a good choice, since still today, i think it's top 5 on the best rock albums ever made! This album still carries the very bluesy roots of earlier pre-sabbath bands, and the guitar playing & music style sometimes reminds me of Jethro Tull's debut. Notably on the 10-minute blues song "The Warning", which features a long, free guitar solo by the magic hands of Iommi. Also, some improvisational bits that includes the whole band (except Ozzy). Those bits really reminds me of Tull's debut, and a song on it that i can't remember the name of. But it wasn't all blues, this album also Created heavy metal. It comes quite clear, listening to the evil title track with the dark lyrics, and the Intro riff to N.I.B. N.I.B. is one of the best songs on the album, while the whole album is fantastic. The title does not mean "N-something-in-black", which some might think, but it comes from Ozzy saying to Bill: "Hey, your beard looks like a pen nib", while high on opium. Somehow the dots came there, and now to the music/lyrics: It's a blues-rooted Heavy metal song with a Heavy Riff, great rhytm section, a nice bass introduction by Geezer playing the Bass through a Wah-Wah pedal & great lyrics. The lyrics is about the devil falling in love, and i can't help but love it! Other great songs, is well... Every other song on this album. Standouts are "The Wizard", that really shows their bluesy roots, with Ozzy playing harmonica in the intro riff.

To sum it up, there's not many, if Any album that can top this. I absolutely love it, and probably, always will. It never gets boring! 5/5

Abstrakt | 5/5 |


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