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Black Sabbath


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3.25 | 225 ratings

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5 stars Headless Cross is by far one of Sabbath's greatest albums and is criminally underrated. The album should be seen as more of a 'Hair Metal' effort from the band, who's musical style at the time had been drastically evolving since 1986s 'Seventh Star'. The musical content is virtually floorless; masterful and addictive riffs, awe-inspiring vocals and epic choruses make what is all-in-all a great metal album. The lyrics are cheesy, but there's no denying the sheer power of the title track; a simple yet confident and powerful riff (think Paranoid) sets the scene to this dark and explosive record. Tony Martin is by this time setting himself up as one of Sabbath's finest vocalists (there have been many) and Tony Iommi shows that he still has the gift of producing amazing riffs. Many people put this album down, and they do it wrongly, and it's fair to say that this 'Satanic Hair Metal' may not be everyone's cup of tea (it's certainly not prog), but if you're into the music of this time (bands such as Dokken, Magnum) or even just Metal and melodic rock, this album is for you.

Top Three Tracks:

1) Headless Cross 2) When Death Calls 3) Devil & Daughter

dalekvilla | 5/5 |


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