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Black Sabbath


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4.12 | 773 ratings

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2 stars What are many fans thinking? Sure, this is a pretty good album by a classic band, but there's not much in the way of progressive rock on the album. For sure, there's "Fluff", which is a wonderful acoustic (non- prog) guitar piece, which is a nice instance of a heavy metal band stretching its legs. There's also "Spiral Architect", which is a great hard rock track with great energy, wonderful chords, and an orchestral backing that is actually progressive in nature.

However, there is not much on the rest of the album that indicates that it is a masterpiece of progressive music. It is a collection of songs with tons of repetitive riffs all in standard rock format. Granted, this is a classic band with tons of excellent riffs. It is a very standard rock album with a couple of non-standard ideas on it. Prog fans may get bored of the repetition, no matter how great the riffs, or how high the highs on the album are. Standard rock is standard rock.

topofsm | 2/5 |


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