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Poll Question: King'sX Gretchen vs Black Sabbath Bloodt Sabbath
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    Posted: September 22 2008 at 10:44
What album do you prefer?...there are some similarities and some differences.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 22 2008 at 11:43
As much as I love that Sabbath (its my fave of theirs), King's X is one of my all time favorite bands (and maybe in my top 3 live acts), and Gretchen is one of their best.

So...Gretchen, hands down.


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 22 2008 at 13:11
I have to got with BS. I haven't heard King's X CD.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 22 2008 at 13:20

Sabbath bloody Sabbath, the athmosphere created in that album is amazing and captivating





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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 22 2008 at 13:48
Black Sabbath, no matter how good Kings X are.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 22 2008 at 15:09
Originally posted by Abstrakt Abstrakt wrote:

Black Sabbath, no matter how good Kings X are.


They are pretty damn good and Gretchen is a masterpiece.  That's where my vote goes.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 22 2008 at 15:33

Gretchen is a hell of a lot better. But then again who really gives a F*** what I think.

Sabotage is much better than Sabbath Bloody Sabbath
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 22 2008 at 15:39
It doesn't seem quite right for someone to vote for Sabbath just because they haven't heard of King's X. I think the point of the poll was to vote for who you prefer. If you don't know one of the 'candidates' I don't think an objective choice can be made but I guess that's democracy for you.LOL
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 22 2008 at 16:45
Sabbath Bloody Sabbath was for me the beginning of BS's decline, it seems that drugs had taken too much control over them at this time (my favorite 70's Sabbath album is Volume 4)
as for King's X I liked 'em a lot then and I like 'em still now (I have most of their albums as well as sideprojects) and for me Gretchen is much better than SBS (even if it has some classic songs on it)
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 22 2008 at 18:53
Gotta be Gretchen.

I remember being blown away by Kings X when they backed ACDC (or was it Aerosmith) at the King's Hall in Belfast. Instant convert. Always a good sign when you can't remmber the headliner. Just like the time Tesla backed somebody at the Ulster Hall.

It's always good to get all your facts straight and accurate.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 22 2008 at 19:03
I know both candidates and have for years .. for me this is a very close poll Kings X win it though because of the vocal quality and over all lyrical consciousness, I find more to look into with them spiritually, their music makes me feel good and doesn't seem to make my day seem gray.   

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 23 2008 at 00:58
King's X - Gretchen Goes To Nebraska
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 26 2008 at 13:30
I agree with you Dr there are some similarities, mostly the ton of bottom end that both supply.I actually prefer the bass in KING X but prefer Ozzy's vocals and Iommi's guitar.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 26 2008 at 15:35
I think one of the big differences in the two bands is that Sabbath always portrayed the dark, occult side of things while K X has kind of a Christian outlook. Surprisingly the music has similarities.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 28 2009 at 18:44
I've heard King's X and no, just no. Sabbath all the way.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 29 2009 at 06:55
Sabbath Bloody Sabbath!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 29 2009 at 10:13
Really tough one.

Gretchen is probably the more consistent of the two but SBS has more enduring classics.

I voted for Sabbath Bloody Sabbath anyway but it's tough to separate the two.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 29 2009 at 10:56
A friend borrowed me that King's X album a year and a half ago, I listened to it once or twice and can't remember liking it much. Sabbath Bloody Sabbath on the other hand is a marvellous album.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 29 2009 at 12:11
It's a grower. Give it another spin.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 29 2009 at 12:44
I don't want to pick Sabbath Bloody Sabbath, because I plain don't like half the album. Ozzy is at his best vocally, though. Which is not saying much, but I am too lazy to listen to the opposition. I'll withhold my vote for now.
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