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TECHNICAL ECSTASY

Black Sabbath

 

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2.70 | 275 ratings

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imnotfashioned
2 stars So here we are, with 7th Sabs studio LP. I must admit, that so far that was the poorest musical achievment delivered from this Birmingham's band. All arrangements became more consisting (orchestration, violin, and those keyboards...) but the sound hasn't got its power. Album started with Back street kids - fast opener, with typicall Iommi's riff, a little bit motorial. Next, You won't change me - another good work from Iommi (stunding solo), Osbourne sang about...woman (suprise!) and her influence on a man. Third track, it's a typicall ?!, (since Changes from BS IV) ballad - nothing special. Then we go to the one of the best - Gypsy - crazy lyrics, electrify musical section with leading role of keyboards - which sound like typicall american band in the second part of 70' - and the best guitar work in this album from Tony Iommi (that sobbing and and discontinuous guitar is unbeliveable!). Further,nothing happening. Tracks are boring, with no leading idea. Rock and roll doctor - casual rock, but we hear that doctor is needed.... She's gone brings us ...violin - what a creapy stuff, too indistinct! Dirty woman, beside Gypsy the best track. I started to hear bass guitar and percussion. Interesting melody, tempo changes - this sopund nearly as an old Sabbath. Not particurarly a good album, but after I remembered Tony Martin's era I give it 3:)
imnotfashioned | 2/5 |

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