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Black Sabbath


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2.06 | 8 ratings

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3 stars A Great Example of that Sabbath didn't die after Sabotage, or Never Say Die, or Mob Rules. Thought the messy lineup changes and the music far below the magic moments of early Sabbath, it's still very good Heavy Metal. My favorite tracks here are the songs from "Headless Cross", "TYR", "Cross Purposes" & "Forbidden". Notable songs are "Headless Cross", "Devil & Daughter", "The Sabbath Stones" & "Virtual Death". The albums remaining is, well, not even to be compared with the rest, which then again isn't to be compared to early Sabbath. More simple: It just doesn't do it for me, even as the Sabbath-Fanboy i am.

The music here is pretty far from the Dark Bluesy Hard rock from the golden days. This is 80's Heavy Metal, Sabbath style. So if you're new to Sabbath, or stuck in the 70's, Stay away from this one. If you are curious, i recommend you to get this collection instead of seperate albums. Not only because most of them are out of print and only can be found on Ebay&Used CD-stores, but because here you get the highlight from all 80's and 90's albums (Well, mostly Highlights). Me, as the Sabbath-fanboy i am, really like atleast half of the tracks here. It's tough to rate, since it has some excellent songs, but the Material from "Born Again" & "Seventh Star" drags it down for me. Still, it's a 3.5/5 from me!

Abstrakt | 3/5 |


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