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Black Sabbath


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4.05 | 727 ratings

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3 stars It is almost pointless to write a review of this album. An album that is so highly influential and whose fruits is enjoyed by millions of fans around the world every day. I am off course talking about the heavy metal scene. A brotherhood of extreme loyal people who has kept many bands alive. It can be argued that this album has a lot to answer for in this respect.

Black Sabbath ditched their prog rock influences on this album and went hard rock. No long songs and no long trippy instrumental work outs. Ozzy Osbourne gets a lot of vocals to do here. And the result is very good. Mostly very good.

Sweat Leaf and Children Of The Grave is the classics here. Into The Void is the third highlight here and a classic in it's own right too. The rest of this album is not that particular good. More or less fillers, in fact. Black Sabbath had an absolute punishing schedule back in those days with studio and tours end to end without any rests. The less good songs here are probably the result. How Tony Iommi came up with the classics in this exhausting period, I do not know. A miracle, nevertheless.

This is a good album, but nothing more. There are too many fillers here and that is a pity. But this album has rightfully a classic album status in the metal scene and is almost an essential purchase, no matter what I write. But on the music alone.........

3 stars

toroddfuglesteg | 3/5 |


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