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5 stars That`s why we called it Sabotage, because we felt the whole process of being totally Sabotaged by these people ripping us off - Geezer Butler

A Black Sabbath concept album? A reminder that you don`t rip rock stars off. Money can take a walk but at the same time keep your paws off ours, we are artists and legal interruptions just make us angry.

The prophetic Symptom of the Universe, one of the heaviest tracks recorded by the Sabs is by far the strongest track on the album. It prophesizes the direction in which mankind is heading and can be tied in with the greed of their management which had been ripping them off left right and center. The whole band is on the top of their game here. The Writ, Megolomania are extended tracks which reflect the band`s anger towards all the con artists who have taken them for a ride. Megolomania sort of touches on the insanity of the whole mess. The popish Am I going Insane asks the musical question Tell me people, am I going insane ? The Thrill Of It All is another popish albeit more extended track where singer Ozzy Osbourne has a chat with Jesus. Hole in the Sky also has religious conotations and is another full out heavy Sab track. Supertzar is perhaps one of one of the most unusual tracks recorded by the Sabs an instrumental with orchestrations that even feature the English Chorale.

Despite the behind the scences legal battles Sabotage turned out to be of the Sab`s finest and the last album of the first lineup to follow the hard edge formula established on 1970s Paranoid as Technical Ecstacy and Never Say Die took different musical directions. It was also probably one of the heaviest albums recorded up to 1975 both in terms of lyrics and music. Should hold the same appeal as Sabbath Bloody Sabbath for progheads everywhere. A masterpiece of rock music.

Vibrationbaby | 5/5 |


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