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Black Sabbath


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1 stars Why do the worst possible albums keep claiming seven stars?

One wouldn't think it would be possible to create an album worse then Technical Ecstasy, but this album is proof of the contrary.

Tony Iommi isn't in too bad a shape though, his riffings and soloing on the opener In For The Kill isn't all that bad, but Hughes commercial FM-rock melodies turn the track into a horrible experience. The commercial soul blues of No Stranger to Love tells the same story. Cheap. Very, very cheap. Turn To Stone is not only tacky, it's also a shameless rip-off of fast Rainbow songs like Spotlight Kid, other songs like Seventh Star try to get the cheese from Led Zeppelin. No, there's really nothing here you would want to hear.

Quite surprisingly, Iommi and Hughes' 2005 corporation Fused worked out really well. So the reason for this rating is not that I am a Glenn Hughes-basher. It's the awful song writing and execution. The next album would continue some of the AOR tendencies that appear here but executed much better.

If Bryan Adams or Bon Jovi are your thing you might like this, but since those bands represent the deepest level that rock music can possibly dwell in for me, one star is still flattering really.

Bonnek | 1/5 |


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