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Black Sabbath


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3 stars Yes, Black Sabbath were the pioneers of Metal and it all began all those years ago on this their debut album. This dark , cold landscape of sound hit the nerve in progressive sound from the UK in 1970. The opener ' Black Sabbath' with the church bell sounds spelt doom for many teenagers as far as parents went. What? Listening to demonic, derranged music? Yes and why not, King Crimson gave us a hint with 21st Century Schizoid man and Black Sabbath were very able participants. the best lineup was the original four piece with Osbourne with his hard but powerful nasal voice, Iommi's methodical guitar riffs, Butler's bass and Ward's pounding drums made for a very ethnic ' Underground' sound.' The Wizard' is excellent as is ' Sleeping Village' and the closer ' Warning'. The best was yet to come from Black Sabbath but this hard edged simply created dark album was a superb start for 1970.
Chris S | 3/5 |


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