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BLACK SABBATH

Black Sabbath

 

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snobb
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4 stars Black Sabbath debut album is absolute rock classic.

It happened, that my first contact with Black Sabbath music started from "Heaven And Hell", their absolutely great album ,but from Dio era. I was almost hypnotised and my next supply was the release of the same year - "Live At Last". It was a low quality cover print Yugoslavian LP, and I just decided, that it is a fake. No way - Black Sabbath I loved never could sound so terrible!

Later I found all the story about last Ozzy release ( not last recorded, but last released) of eighties with BS. But at that time I just hated it and it killed all my interest for Ozzy's Sabbath for years.

I discovered Black Sabbath early Ozzy albums much later. And I fell in love with them!!!

Heavy blues-rock with overweight in bass, light jazzy drumming, solo guitar touches here and there, many impossible rhythm changes. Heavy metal is born, but this album gave birth not only for huge army of hairy four-accords bands with screaming youngsters and stereotype guitar solos in places you're waiting for it. They gave a birth for all concept and philosophy of doom, heavy and dark music in it's best!

And still very bluesy, this album is very progressive in key of proto heavy-metal. So free using of rhythm breakes, unusual sound mixing and instruments combinations in when playing! Did you notice, Ozzy has no great voice in classical understanding at all? He just screams, but voice tembre and intonations made him a great singer!

I believe that for some RPI lovers or Marillion fans this album could sound as Devil's work. Can't help, but just remember - rock was born not like sweet candy for middle class teens, so it has many faces. Including the great one like this!

Absolute classic!

snobb | 4/5 |

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