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This review is from: 13 (Audio CD)
This sounds no different to me than much of the old stuff. So it doesn't surprise me that people are saying complimentary things about it. These I guess are the same fans who carp on about Metallica 'selling out' because they don't try to replicate Master Of Puppets. I like to see bands evolve, innovate, change.........the likes of Rush or Dream Theater (or Metallica!) pushing the envelope and being as creative as they can. The production on here is great, cheers to Rick for that, but the music is Sabbath by numbers and I will not be wasting my money, I'll just play the songs they are copying.
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Initial post: 18 Jun 2013 14:25:38 BDT
P. Wozniak says:
I am a bit confused by the closing part of your review... did you actually buy this album and listened to it or did you base your review on one or couple of songs uploaded to youtube?
In reply to an earlier post on 18 Jun 2013 15:16:37 BDT
as you will gather from my comment I have not bought the album. however I found the full album posted on youtube and listened to the whole thing, which I thought was very patient of me!!!!
In reply to an earlier post on 23 Jun 2013 20:18:35 BDT
To be fair, Sabbath did try to evolve and progress their sound after Ozzy originally departed from the band. For some listeners this may have worked or not worked in varying degrees. Where else could Sabbath go after so many years at the age they are at? If they had tried to add dubstep to their sound they would have been lambasted by the fans and the critics. I know this wouldn't happen and I'm speaking tongue in cheek with that last remark, but I'm merely asking where they may have progressed further at their time of life? This was clearly an an album for both the fans of the old school Sabbath, as well as an album for themselves to prove they can still make an album as good as they used to. The only thing it lacks for me is Bill Ward, but other than that it's a remarkable album. Far batter than what I was expecting when I first read that they were back in the studio again.
In reply to an earlier post on 24 Jun 2013 12:22:26 BDT
Fair points you make, but why bother with copies and no surprises UNLESS it's just a cashing-in exercise, in that case it seems to be working! but, I see no reason to splash out on it. Metallica could have carbon-copied Master Of Puppets - and that would be selling out, and producing the Black Album or Load, how can it be selling out to change and evolve? safe and easy to replicate successful material rather than advance in style. plus although he was the original vocalist, Ozzy is without doubt the worst in Sabbath's history. another reason for me not to invest, but plenty will be happy to spend their money so my opinion doesn't affect things.
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