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2 stars "Seventh star" holds a mysterious grip on me. I do want to think it's a great album, made at a time of difficulties. Born out of all this (drugs, personel upheavals etc) came a great album, overcoming all those difficulties. But no... I'm afraid that's not the case.

I cannot count the times I've listened to this album. It has so much going for it. There's (obviously) Iommi, Glenn Hughes and great song titles. Yet it falls apart. Or rather stays in the shadows, only partially visible (or listenable). When listening to it I find myself nodding, saying "It's not that bad after all" and when it's all over I wonder what I listened to. Besides a few tracks nothing remains in clearmemory.

Apart from "In for the kill", "No stranger to love" and the epic and wonderful title track "Seventh star" there's little for the mind to remember. It's all very bland, I'm afraid. Though I wish I could say otherwise "Seventh star" remains a not totally uninspired but sadly bland piece of work. Better times were still to come though.

GruvanDahlman | 2/5 |


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