BLACK SABBATH — Black Sabbath (review)

BLACK SABBATH — Black Sabbath album cover Album · 1970 · Heavy Metal Buy this album from MMA partners
5/5 ·
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The other reviewers have already stated it - this is as essential as a heavy metal record gets. I may listen to Master of Reality or Volume 4 more often; I think they show more variety. However, there's no denying the significance and basic entertainment value of this debut. I'll only add a couple of points.

First, many bands need an album or two to hit their stride. It's amazing to me how BLACK SABBATH was changing rock music from the start. Every major innovation in metal, until early death/black metal at least, was foreshadowed in Sabbath's first few albums. Second, Ozzy's public image has possibly prevented him from getting his deserved recognition as a effective, distinctive singer.
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UMUR wrote:
more than 2 years ago
Yeah probably me favorite too, although it´s a close tie with Paranoid for me.
Vim Fuego wrote:
more than 2 years ago
Personally, I like this album best of the first four.

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