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Black Sabbath


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2.95 | 363 ratings

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2 stars The final Ozzy fronted Black Sabbath album. Or to be more precise; the final Black Sabbath album with Ozzy Osbourne handling the vocals. Who were in charge of Black Sabbath at that time is not known. Neither is the purpose with this album.

The band were strung out on various chemicals and brewery products at that time and that is my only excuse for this album. It is OK to experiement a bit. But preferable with some good material and a coherent strategy. This album is all over the place with some pop rock, calypso, AOR, a bit hard rock, art rock like Roxy Music and other not particular desireable influences.

Don Airey has moved in and become the fift member here. Not officially, but he has a lot of work on this album. He does a great job on material not worthy his attention. The title track is a great song. The rest is pretty dire. This is an album where Black Sabbath lost their way. Thankfully, only for a brief moment.

2 stars

toroddfuglesteg | 2/5 |


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