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VOLUME FOUR

Black Sabbath

 

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Gatot
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3 stars The album was actually to be titled as "Snowblind" but Warner disagreed due to its reference to drugs. Through this album actually the band was partying hard and a bit of losing its focus. The recording was made in unfriendly circumstances as Iommi and Osbourne did not get along really well.

Despite bad reviews written by rock critics at that time, they did not really care about it and they moved ahead with their music. I have to admit personally that this album is not bad at all as the opening track "Wheels of Confusion" can be considered as progressive music in terms of its structure and relatively long duration. "Under the Sun Everyday Comes and Goes" is a composition full of guitar melody instead of power chords - the main characteristic of Black Sabbath's music. "Changes" is a very nice ballad and it was major hit in my country - even most people in my country knew Black Sabbath from this song. "Snowblind" is one of my favorite Sabbath songs. It has a powerful and catchy guitar riffs combined with dynamic drumming and catchy melody.

It's obvious that musically this album still maintain the existence of their early albums music even though this album is not as popular as the first three. However, it does not necessarily mean that this is a bad album -not at all. It's a very good heavy metal band who had been consistent with their music direction. Keep on rockin' ..!

Peace on earth and mercy mild - GW

Gatot | 3/5 |

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