BLACK SABBATH — Master Of Reality (review)

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As with their first two albums the bulk of the songs that would appear on "Master Of Reality" were gradually honed during live shows before eventually being taken into the studio and honed even more. Bill Ward states ""Master Of reality" is my favourite SABBATH album.I think it's the encore album after two brilliant albums that are historically proven in Metal today.The sound and quality of production, i think were our best so far. Our playing was becoming defined as not before, and a true musical progression from everyone was emerging." This is my favourite SABBATH album as well and without question the heaviest one they did during the Ozzy years. In the studio for this one Butler lowered his bass tuning to match Iommi's sound and Ward followed suit in adapting his technique and playing two bass drums. This is a heavy album ! There are four absolute killer tracks on here. First is "Sweet Leaf" which is a love song to Mary Jane of course and it opens with a loop of Iommi choking on a joint. "After Forever" lyrically sounds like it might have been written by a Christian band. A bit of a head scratcher actually but i love it. "Children Of The Grave" is probably my favourite track on here. This one smokes ! "Into The Void" is slow and heavy to start but it does picks up as they rip it up after 3 minutes. Ward is incredible on this album but to be honest they all are.
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