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PARANOID

Black Sabbath

 

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4.25 | 650 ratings

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unarmedman
5 stars One of my favourite bands of all times and one of their most celebrated albums. An instant classic in the metal community, although Toni Iommi discards that terminology. For him Black Sabbath os a heavy rock band. This album proves that the canterbury influences off their previous band are all but gone and instead there's a Dark, monolythic sound created by Geezer Butler's bass lines that follow and amplify the monstruous guitar sound of Tony Iommi complemented by the explosive drumming of Bill Ward. When they are working in synchronicity (no pun intended!) its like having a bulldozer chasing you down a ravine while you are trying to escape the rocks from a landslide. Since then their sound as been copied again and again but I can't begin to imagine the chock that it was when some listeners firs heard this music. It's Ironic that a band that was so influencial on the grunge movement of the 90's is featured so prominently in a Progressive Rock site, but that's the beauty of music. I Believe that when the music is good, and made from the heart, with honesty it's good whichever it's provinence. A terrific albuma and indispensable not only for prog fans but for people who are interested in the evolution of this beautiful thing called Rock 'n' Roll.
unarmedman | 5/5 |

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