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Black Sabbath


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Chris S
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5 stars Essential listening, essential procurement. A must have for any avid prog metal collector from the 70's. Volume Four is widely underrated however it delivers ( in total contrast) to it's title, a conceptual masterpiece of such masterly skill, simplicity and an underground deluge of succinct crisp rock that it left many albums by Black Sabbath before and after in it's wake, perhaps with the exclusion of Sabbath Bloody Sabbath.

'Wheels of Confusion' is a hypnotic dirge of insatiable sound. All four members kicking some serious butt in every department.' Tomorrow Dream' another stirling classic track but often overlooked on this album but beautifully connected to the whole album's delivery.' Changes' is a lazy glance at reflective metamorphosis of the psyche, beautiful and touching, reminiscent of ' Solitude' from their previous album.' FX" some interesting psychedlic filler before the drug induced ' Snowblind" and the speedy ' Supernaut' take their respective positions. Again always demonstrating continuity of a studio concept.The rest of the second side is equally as good' St.Vitas Dance' especially but the all time BS masterpiece has to be the closing ' Under The Sun/Everyday Comes and Goes". They have never reached such dizzy heights as they did on this ending track. Volume Four is Black Sabbath at their absolute best. Enjoy it if you have not already taken this trip.

Chris S | 5/5 |


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