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Heavy Rock Comes Of Age,
By A Customer
This review is from: Black Sabbath (Audio CD)
This is a blinding debut from the Godfathers of Metal. From here, they went on to conquer the world with a quartet of metal masterpieces -Paranoid, Master of Reality, Vol 4 and Sabbath Bloody Sabbath - which set the agenda for all aspiring heavy rockers for the next 20 years.
Each song on this album is a classic. My favourite is Behind The Wall Of Sleep, a dreamy, dank tale of drugs and death. The riffs are splendiforous, elegaic and very, very heavy. The lyrics are sparse and taut, with Ozzy's unmistakable whining rising up like a phoenix from the flames. This song is a relatively unknown classic, and one of many anti-heroin songs that the band wrote. Others include the fabulous Hand Of Doom from Paranoid, which prove that they were, in fact, a bunch of quiet and loveable cider drinkers...
If you're into Soundgarden circa 'Superunkown' or Metallica pre 'Load' then get into this. It'll make your ears bleed and you'll love every second of it. I guarantee you'll fall in love with this album.