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Black Sabbath


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4.00 | 9 ratings

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4 stars I think Black Sabbath might have the most warmed - over discography in heavy metal history. I counted at least 10 releases in the Singles/EPs section of the Black Sabbath page under the title "Paranoid"! I am probably in the minority in feeling that the Paranoid album is the least interesting of their first six masterpiece albums. I find it rather disjointed and meandering, especially the second side.

However, this EP groups two of the best songs from the original Paranoid album with "Sweet Leaf" and "N.I.B". I think most of us could agree that these are four of the most revered songs in the history of original heavy metal. The Metal Music Archives site doesn't even list this EP, so it may be very difficult to find. It's without a doubt a 4 or 4 1/2 star release in my book. If you can find these four songs grouped together, it's fully worth the time and effort.

thwok | 4/5 |


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