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BORN AGAIN

Black Sabbath

 

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2.78 | 320 ratings

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snobb
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2 stars I am old fan of Black Sabbath and I am sure that they are one of best heavy metal band of all times. The question is are they proggy enough to be represented on this site? I think no way, but it's good that we have possibility to speak about their music once again even there.

Now the album. I had listen for almost all BS albums during years and years. It's very different music there when playing with different vocalists: doomy heavy bluesy Ozzy's period is absolutely different from melodic Dragons heavy metal of Dio's. But both they are absolutely the best. After the band started endless change from one unsuccessfull experiment to another.

The experiment with Gillan was the weak point, only plus - it wasn't very boring. Gillan is singing in his usual manner of that period ( more Ian Gillan band then Deep Purple style), what means that he likes to scream instead of singing in any possibility. His voice is still strong enough, but it just doesn't go good with BS music.

In fact, the album looks as unhappy mix of BS playing and Gillan vocal line is put on from just another recording in another studio. Both together sounds STRANGE.

There are few positive moments in all album, but common feeling is raw and unacceptable.

snobb | 2/5 |

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