BLACK SABBATH — Sabbath Bloody Sabbath (review)

BLACK SABBATH — Sabbath Bloody Sabbath album cover Album · 1973 · Heavy Metal Buy this album from MMA partners
4.5/5 ·
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Metal bloody metal...

Genre: hard rock / heavy metal

"Sabbath Bloody Sabbath" is yet another great album by metal pioneers Black Sabbath. Given that this album was released in 1973, it's actually quite well produced, and musically, it's mostly a solid hard rocking effort.

The title track and "National Acrobat" are both heavy and melodic, and with a sense of melancholy to them, and they are among some of my favorite metal and hard rock tunes ever, and Ozzy's vocals are exceptionally good on "National Acrobat" I think. "Killing Yourself to Live" and "Who Are You" are also heavy and doomladen with riffs that only the likes of Iommi could come up with. The latter also makes use of rather spacy synths, which workd fine. The acoustic tracks on the album are also very captivating, but I must admit that I think that the hard rockers "Sabbra Cadabra" and "Spiral Architect" are a bit mediocre by Sabbath's standards (althouhg I do like the uplifting main riff od the latter).

"Sabbath Bloody Sabbath" is a nearly perfect metal/hardrock album which belongs in any metal and rock collection.
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