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SABOTAGE

Black Sabbath

 

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4.02 | 567 ratings

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snobb
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4 stars After successful experimentation on "Sabbath Bloody Sabbath" the band made next step. If previous albums was quite interesting mix of their heavyness,some doom and Wakeman's keyboards,acoustic guitar and complex song structures, "Sabotage" is bag full of everything.

I really like experimentation in music, especially when it gave interesting,unusual and innovative result. In Sabotage there is not many of that all. Few still strong (and mostly heavy rock) songs and full list very average ones. Everything is everywhere here - longer compositions, psychedelic sounds, soft long (and boring) arrangements and even Chamber Choir. But common result for me is not new melted sound, but chaotic mixture of different sounds and pieces, without idea, system or target.

Possibly, for some listeners it sounds like kind of experimental creative. Not for me. it just not Black Sabbath anymore. Not their music, not their way of experiments even. It sounds like they were pushed just to play experimental symphonic prog band there, and they have done it ( like they were able to do it).

Some separate moments are interesting, few songs are good, but album in total for me is first their serious step to future decrease.

snobb | 4/5 |

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