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Classic Sabbath you cannot live without,
This review is from: Black Sabbath Volume 4 (Audio CD)
Volume 4 was my first Black Sabbath album - its predecessors followed in hot pursuit. But even after hearing the wonders of their first release - and my initiation into the dark new world of heavy metal - Volume 4 remains the all time sound of Black Sabbath at their very very best.
The precision of Tony Iommi's guitar and unusual stability of the Osbourne vocals are admirably supported by a bass and drum sound of immense strength - unique to Geezer Butler and Bill Ward. This is an album that reaches out to Sabbath fans - its captivating perfection paving the way for the inevitable decline which kicked in after their next release, Sabbath Bloody Sabbath.
For the uninitiated, Volume 4 is a metal collector's must-have, and a hard act to follow - trust me.