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Black Sabbath


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3 stars The unthinkable happened and Ian Gillan jumped aboard Starship Sabbath and the voyage began. What voyage? Well, the voyage away from Genius, landing on planet So-And-So. "Born again" and the following two albums weren't as inspired or enjoyable as the Dio-era. Not totally bad, just not that great.

"Born again" suffers not only by way of the songs but also from bad reputation. It's really not that bad as some people say, in my opinion. There are highlights. In general "Born again" is a doom-laden, led-heavy, chaptig, frightening album and quite unique in the Sabbath canon. It's literally like climbing down into the depths of Hell. Gillan's typical screaming adds alot to this feeling,coming like rays of devilish yells of fear and insanity through a haze of doomy, murky music.

Some songs are great stuff (Disturbing the priest and Zero the Hero, for instance), some are enjoyable and atmospheric (the title track is one) and othersare easily forgotten (like Stonehenge and Keep it warm).

In short "Born again" offers some great music, it's just not that great an album.

GruvanDahlman | 3/5 |


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