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Black Sabbath


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5 stars Just last weekend I purchased two Sabbath Earmark reissue LP's "Paranoid" and "Sabbath bloody sabbath",although I already have them on cd's,I couldn't resist glorious LP packaging and original masters sound that throw me back some 35 years back.Consider Sabbath as a name which singlehandedly invented ,then new,genre HEAVY METAL,and "Paranoid" along with Deep Purple's "In rock" is considered to be a crowning jewel of entire genre. T here is absolutely no major or minor band in heavy metal history that does not cite "Paranoid" as a major influence.This record stormed musical circles in 1970 in a big way and changed our perceptions about hippie culture that was still dominant in rock'n'roll.Every song on this record is classic,at least once a day you can hear "War pigs" or "Paranoid" on North American classic rock radio stations.Gloomy rifs,unprecedent heavines of Iommi's guitar,and of course,Ozzy's dope laced vocals made this record an instant million seller all over the world.The sad fact that music critics at the time thrashed Sabbath left and right, did not stop fans from buying this album and launching it straight to the legend."Paranoid" definitely shaped my teenage years .One of the best rock'n 'roll records ever.
ljubaspriest | 5/5 |


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