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THE ETERNAL IDOL

Black Sabbath

 

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3.17 | 219 ratings

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snobb
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3 stars More Iommi solo project than real Black Sabbath, this album has it's strong sides. First of all, new vocalist Tony Martin is strong enough and has a bit similar voice and singing techniques with Ronnie James Dio. I believe, that Tony Martin is third best Black Sabbath vocalist after Ozzy and Dio.

Iommi plays in his classic style, but it guarantee excellent guitar line on this album. all other musicians ( I just seeing them mostly as Iommy support band) came from different pop- hard-rock or AOR bands, and you easy can feel in album's music.

Still having some Black Sabbath sound signature, I easily can hear huge musical pieces sounding as middle-period Rainbow. Rhythm section is simpler than usual ,and all music is more AOR oriented.

Having two-three strong songs, album isn't serious return to form. Just look on it as first step for reformation. At least, Tony Martin will be important member of Black Sabbath for some more years.

Between two and three.

snobb | 3/5 |

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