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PARANOID

Black Sabbath

 

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ThrasherPT
5 stars After the sucess of their debut album 'Black Sabbath', Ozzy and the boys just kicked ass with this album, 'Paranoid'! This is a very good album, it's essential!

The album starts with 'War Pigs', a song without metaphors, very direct and very proggy. Then you get to 'Paranoid', a faster and heavier song. All those catchy riffs fit in perfectly.

After those two heavy songs, you are taken into another atmosphere; This one is called 'Planet Caravan', it's an acoustic song, very different from all of the others, very trippy, Ozzy's voice is just amazing, this song is very touching and amazing!

"I am Iron Man!!!! Yes! 'Iron Man', this is one of Black Sabbath's most important songs! The song starts with bass drum and a low note on the guitar, then you hear a voice saying "I AM IRON MAN!" and the amazing riff kicks in with Ozzy's awesome lyrics!

Another trippy song! This one has a lot of feeling, it is very very trippy, I just love the guitar effects on the beginning. The lyrics are amazing and Ozzy's voice fit perfectly on this song.Guess what song is this? Yes, 'Electric Funeral'!!!

The next song starts with an awesome bass line, it's also very trippy and the lyrics remind me iof drug addiction or something related. I have got nothing much to say about this one.

'Rat Salad', one of the most progressive songs on the album, it is so well worked, so catchy, so amazing! Those drum solos, those riffs, everything in it is just perfect, everything is perfectly fit! You can perfectly see Bill Ward's drum skills on this one, I was amazed when I heard 'Rat Salad'! This is an amazing instrumental masterpiece.

The last song, 'Fairies Wear Boots'. This song is very bluesy, very jazzy, I love the feeling on it, it's all so amazing!

The whole album is amazing, it never gets boring, I loved it! This is one of the best albums in all history. The album is almost like a roller coaster ride, you have a lot of ups and downs. You have the fast paced Paranoid, songs that sound very trippy such as Planet Caravan and Electric Funeral and an Instrumental piece of art which is Rat Salad!

I really liked this album, I wouldn't mind listening to it everyday for the rest of my life. It's Essential, a masterpiece of progressive music.

ThrasherPT | 5/5 |

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