BLACK SABBATH — Black Sabbath (review)

BLACK SABBATH — Black Sabbath album cover Album · 1970 · Heavy Metal Buy this album from MMA partners
4/5 ·
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Without question BLACK SABBATH have been the most influencial band when we're talking about the style of music that this site celebrates. It's a huge accomplishment to create a style music that didn't really exist before. The taboo lyrics about hell, Satan, Wizards, the occult and the like made the music on this debut sound like a soundtrack for a horror movie. These guys were trailblazers and while i feel the two albums that follow are much better than this one, i also could never go below 4 stars for such a defining moment in Metal history. The cover art is creepy just like the music. I remember as a teenager seeing this album cover in the record stores many times but never having the nerve to buy it until many years later. Of course the opening title track sets the tone for the record in such a dramatic way that i'm sure it's given many a listener goose bumps.That dark figure pointing at him as he turns away to run scared out of his mind. My favourite is "The Wizard". The harmonica works so well in this song. I don't think the rest of the album is on par with the first two tracks but it's all very solid.
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