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Forbidden [Import]

Black Sabbath Audio CD
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
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Product details

  • Audio CD (10 Nov 1999)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Irs
  • ASIN: B000000QHE
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 24,764 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. The Illusion Of Power
2. Get A Grip
3. Can't Get Close Enough
4. Shaking Off The Chains
5. I Won't Cry For You
6. Guilty As Hell
7. Sick And Tired
8. Rusty Angels
9. Forbidden
10. Kiss Of Death

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars NOT AS BAD AS THEY SAY 26 Jun 2009
By SML3000
Format:Audio CD
It can't be denied that Forbidden has a pretty bad reputation. Many people and websites will tell you that this 1995 effort is Black Sabbath's 'worst' studio album. However, being the 'worst' Sabbath album doesn't mean that it's a bad album in itself... just not great when compared to some of Sabbath's earlier stellar offerings! It may seem rather uninspired and contrived in places, especially on first track The Illusion Of Power, but the band (the 1990 Tyr-era line-up reunited) do manage to produce some very good, powerful songs such as Get A Grip, I Won't Cry For You and Kiss Of Death. Tony Iommi's guitar work is top-notch as always and Tony Martin gives a fine (if not as good as on 1994's Cross Purposes) vocal performance. If you're an exclusive Ozzy and/or Dio devotee, Forbidden probably isn't for you. If you're new to Sabbath, there are far better albums to start with than Forbidden. However, if you're willing to approach Martin-fronted Sabbath with an open mind and/or enjoyed previous Martin releases, Forbidden is worth a try.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Worth a listen 8 April 2013
Format:Audio CD
If this is Black Sabbath at their worst, then Black Sabbath at their worst can still be good! Sure there is nothing groundbreaking about it and it is not very heavy but it is not the complete stinker some believe it to be. This is a solid rock album with some memorable tunes and some good lyrics. I am really talking about the first 4 songs, which are great. Unfortunately, this album really looses its way in the middle but then increasingly starts to recover as it nears the end. In fact, if you took the (still utterly amazing to this day) first song away from the "Black Sabbath" debut then I would rather listen to this album than that one!
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Eh? 7 Feb 2012
Format:Audio CD
I have just recently taken the plunge and purchased this album,albeit at a much lower price than average,and don't really understand the one star whinging!A couple of weak tracks granted,but it is still Sabbath,and Tony Martin is still as powerful on vocals,as Toni iommi is at riffage!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fobidden is an interesting album 12 Feb 2011
By mikev
Format:Audio CD
Don't listen to other reviews about how bad or weak this album is, I am a huge Ozzy/Sabbath fan and I consider myself an Ozzy historian plus I play music myself. The only original member is Iommi on this album, but it is not the worst Sabbath album without Ozzy. I would consider TYR or Eternal Idol to be the worst albums because the music and lyrics were very corny and dated. This album puts that heavy sabbath feel back into place without the cheap production of the 80's albums. Tony Martin basically wrote lyrics to the heavy riffs of Iommi's style. Since Geezer left the band, one can tell that Iommi heavily contributed to the music of this album and left the lyrical duty to Tony Martin, since Geezer wasn't around to contribute. Illusion of power, Get a Grip, Guilty as Hell, I Won't Cry for You, Rusty Angels are all good songs.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Black Sabbath Forbidden 3 Mar 2014
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Great to hear Tony Martins' voice on a Sabbath album again. All the songs are winners. Best album since Dehumanizer.
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3.0 out of 5 stars forbidden maybe ... forgotten defintely 7 July 2010
By Mr Blackwell TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
After the truly outstanding CROSS PURPOSES it is incredible that Tony Iommi could produce something as average as this,a truly average offering.

Ho Hum another album,another line up,could we keep up,could we care less at this point?,Cozy Powell returns on Drums with The poodle permed Neil Murray by his side,didnt Tony Iommi learn his lesson before?

Apart from the opening track 'Illusion Of Power' which i actually like,going against the grain of most other reviewers.However its the rest of the album that disappoints,half baked,retreads,rehashes of riffs from previous albums,there is nothing here that stands out,the band sound dis-interested and the fire that was evident on CROSS PURPOSES has been snuffed out,truly disappointing as the last studio album under the Sabbath banner.2.5 stars
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5.0 out of 5 stars not bad at all. 28 Aug 2009
Format:Audio CD
this album is not as bas as averyone is saying, in fact is really good, one of the best tony martin has done... some tracks even have the doomier sound that sabbath is famous for, if you really love black sabbath dont listen to all the people who crucify this album, just buy it and see what i mean.
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2.0 out of 5 stars A strange last album from a true super-group 12 Dec 2007
By C. Bale
Format:Audio CD
Having gone through six lead singers, the final front-man Tony Martin returned to do this album to complete his contract with the record label.
This could have been a great effort given some more engineering and a little more thought put into the tracks. Whole thing has a rushed and unfinished air. Rusty Angels, Get a Grip and Shaking off the chains are all catchy in their own way. But all tracks are made from basic chord/riff re-hashes from previous Sabbath titles (a trend that sneaked in after Seventh Star).
Worth owning for novelty and I would recommend buying for the die hard fan.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Huge Sabbath fan
been listening to Black Sabbath from a kid, but never had all the CD's
Another CD to my ever growing collection.
Published 8 months ago by Andy Cham
3.0 out of 5 stars Not all bad, but disappointing ending
The album is not all bad but a bit disappointing to end like this.
Black Sabbath are one of favorite bands, i have all their records, and i do like the Martin era. Read more
Published 18 months ago by Yaniv Riahi
4.0 out of 5 stars Black Sabbath... Kinda
This album has been dismissed by most fans, but actually if you listen to it knowing the facts you can understand why its a little poor basically its because Ernie C. Read more
Published 19 months ago by Jordan119
4.0 out of 5 stars LAST BUT NOT THE BADIST
This if a good cd from them but it souldn't have been of the music shelves as there are some good tracks. Plus COZY POWEL was on it
Published on 10 Oct 2011 by Mr. Robert Lismore
1.0 out of 5 stars Truly disappointing.
This is the last studio album by Black Sabbath under that very band name. As a Black Sabbath fan I was so disappointed when this half hearted effort by the band was released. Read more
Published on 16 July 2011 by Daniel
3.0 out of 5 stars Foreboding
Strange that when you look at the track names it almost seems as though the once great band's fate was sealed, as if through some ironic black magic. Read more
Published on 17 Dec 2010 by ratmonkey
3.0 out of 5 stars Forbidden, Not Forgotten
After the Cross Purposes line up split up after the tour, it was a wonder that there was a Black Sabbath left to do anything. Read more
Published on 18 Aug 2010 by Azz McMahon
1.0 out of 5 stars Where's the get out of jail free-card when you need it?,
"Forbidden" was the last album recorded by Sabbath during the nineties and was almost they're last one. Read more
Published on 28 Jun 2010 by Agma
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