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LIVE EVIL

Black Sabbath

 

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Crimson Animals
4 stars For me, this is the best, if not one of the best, live album I have ever heard. Ronnie James Dio's voice is superb, and his spin on Ozzy-Sabbath classics make it very interesting. Vinny Apice's drumming is amazing, and old Geezer is still a master of the bass. Tony Iommi proves that he is a god among metal guitarists. What's better is that this was made with lots of tension in the band, and it still came out on top.

E5150- Very great opener to the concert. I always think a band should have a short opener, such as Metallica with Ecstasy of Gold. Very nice.5/5 Neon Knights- Probably the most forgettable of the songs, but it is still great. 3/5 NIB- I like it a lot. Dio singing an Ozzy song is a very good idea. The only problem is that the bass solo is too short. 4.5/5 Children of the Sea- Dio's voice shines here. 4/5 Voodoo- Like Neon Knights. It may be because I haven't heard the studio versions of Dio songs, because I haven't been able to buy Heaven and Hell or Mob Rules yet, but the Dio songs just kinda don't live up. 3/5 Black Sabbath- Tony puts a little guitar solo to open the song, and the rest just astounds. Once again, Dio proves to be the voice of Metal. 6/5 War Pigs- I didn't even think this song could get better. But it did. Dio singing in harmony with the guitar riff is beautiful. Plus, a 2 minute drum solo at the end makes everything better. 5/5 Iron Man- I still prefer the original, but this one comes close. The drums just aren't as good as the original for me. 4/5 The Mob Rules- A very very good song. I could listen to it repeatedly. 4/5 Heaven and Hell- The ultimate Dio Sabbath song. Tony here shows that he is one of the best guitarists in metal and rock with his extended solo that brings the song to over 11 minutes. 5/5 Sign of the Southern Cross/Heaven and Hell continued- Sign of the Southern Cross is pretty lackluster, but Heaven and Hell makes up for it. 4/5 Paranoid- A good version, and they continue playing a bit of Heaven and Hell at the end to close the show. 4/5 Children of the Grave- The encore. One of my favorite Sabbath songs made better. 5/5 Fluff- Audience noise that could have been taken out. Not really even a purpose in rating it.

Crimson Animals | 4/5 |

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