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4 stars Master of reality followed in the footsteps of Paranoid, but less bluesy, and also showing their more experimental sound, that would reach it's peak on "Never Say Die". Pretty short album, only 34 minutes, but still manages to get through early Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Acoustic & Ballad. Starts off with Sweet Leaf, an average sabbath song with drug-related lyrics. Then comes After Forever, a more interesting song with it's synthersizer intro, tempo changes & great lyrics about Religion. It's one of my favorites, but Deeply religious people may dislike it. Embryo is a nice little dark, folky Guitar into to the next song, Children of the Grave. The first real Classic here. This is Heavy metal in it's early childhood, with led-heavy riff&drums & lyrics about well... Children of the Grave. Orchid is another nice guitar intro. This time, much lighter. Makes me think of an early springtime forest. Lord of This World, is another favorite of mine. With a nice riff & typical sabbath lyrics: " Lord of this world Evil Possessor Lord of this world He's your confessor now!". Solitude is very similar in style to "Planet Caravan" from Paranoid. A calm ballad(?) with very nice bass. Into the Void is the Best song on the album. With sci-fi lyrics, bluesy passages, heavy riffs & tempo changes. Great! So, to sum this one up: It's the end of early sabbath (Debut, Paranoid) and the very early start of more experimental Sabbath (Sabotage, Never Say Die). It's a nice mix, and i love it. Not as good as the debut, still great! 4.25/5
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