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SABBATH BLOODY SABBATH

Black Sabbath

 

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4.12 | 771 ratings

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snobb
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4 stars After very average "californicated" Vol.4, Black Sabbath returned back their more clear acoustic production. Still very heavy and bluesy in moments, they turned to complex structures, many acoustic guitar intros and Rick Wakeman keyboards indeed.

Album is much more progressive, than all earlier works, and if not excellent, has many interesting moments. Sound is not so doomy and killing you with heavy pulsation, but much airy,much more melodic.

Many songs are not slow heavy doom anymore. Lighter producing, more space for Ozzy's voice ( Ozzy never had a great voice, but because of his tembres and charismatic voice he is a great singer). In this album you can hear him better than usual.

Using softer production and Wakeman keyboards, Black Sabbath didn't become Yes for sure. But it gave new nuances and interesting additions to their music.

"Fluff"is one of their greatest instrumentals ever.

Not as excellent as their debut or "Heaven and Hell", but one between their best ( at the same level with "Paranoid").

snobb | 4/5 |

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