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Black Sabbath


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2 stars Some BS purists think only Ozzy is real vocalist for Sabbath. It looks like Soviet time Communist party member position :)

I think we are there because of music, not because of musical religion. So, BS with Dio on vocal isn't better or worst of BS Mk.1 ,with Ozzy. It just another group, and I think - just another musical evolution step for great musicians.

Ozzy was really Great at his time (first half of BS Ozzy's years), after some troubles he found his way again as solo vocalist, I can say great solo vocalist.

Dio get to BS new blood and new life. "Heaven and Hell", first BS album with Dio, is absolutely perfect! It returned BS to the top (OK, heavy metal world's Top). Unhappily, it started fast and strong, but was finished soon. Even second Dio album show, that all ideas and qualities Dio bring with him to BS, were used during first perfectly concentrated album. "Mob Rules" is just the pale shadow of "Heaven and Hell". Nothing new at all, sorry, but even nothing the same!

It is not very bad album, no. It is just very faceless one. You can listen it, and after you can remember almost nothing. I can recommend it for Dio (not BS) heavy fans only, just because of Dio vocals, or ,OK, BS collectors.

Starting from that point, BS will change some vocalists, some musical styles, but will never return back to form ( as during few Ozzy's first albums, or "Heaven and Hell")

snobb | 2/5 |


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