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Black Sabbath


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4.30 | 891 ratings

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3 stars I've had this album for a while now, and I only got around listening to it.

I've never been a massive fan of Sabbath, but I do like them enough, they do have some amazing songs. But aside from that, I have to be a little critical.

I respect what this album did, and it really is a stepping stone in the world of metal, and even the proto doom can be heard for bands like Cathedral & Candlemass to take influence from?and it can be heard.

But asides that, the album really isn't perfect, well in my opinion it isn't. At times Sabbath can annoy me, and I think this album had the most Sabbath songs that annoy me?

Besides my dislike to some songs, the rest are great and pretty good at times, so don't take my word as Gospel, but as a guys opinion. It's very unique as well to say the least, well for its time.

1. War Pigs ? One of Sabbaths best songs in my opinion. Great riffs, and is it me, or does Ozzy's vocals sound a wee bit like Captain Beefheart. The lyrics are pretty good for Sabbath as well. 10/10

2. Paranoid ? I have a bad past with this song?I'm not going to get into it. 6/10

3. Planet Caravan ? A wee bit too bluesy at times, and can be a wee bit repetitive, but the atmosphere makes up for it. Pantera do a good cover of this song. 9/10

4. Iron Man ? I really don't like this song, the riff is boring and repetitive. The only good thing about it is the middle section. 6/10

5. Electric Funeral ? Great doomy riff, but the lyrics at times can be forced. 9/10

6. Hand Of Doom ? The most experimental song. Odd changes in tone, but great riffs and atmospheres. 9/10

7. Rat Salad ? Nice wee instrumental. 8/10

8. Fairies Wear Boots ? One of their best riffs in my opinion. Great song, with some odd lyrics?about drugs. 10/10

CONCLUSION: Annoying at times, but it does make up for it?

arcane-beautiful | 3/5 |


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