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Never Say Die!
 
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Never Say Die!

28 Mar. 2014 | Format: MP3

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This is possibly the most under-rated of all Sabbath albums. It was made at a painful time for the band, Ozzy split with the group half way through the album but came back to complete it.
The product of all this angst is a diverse album unified only but the distinctively metallic sound of Iommi’s guitar (you’ll have to listen to the album to see what I mean). Sabbath still rocked, with tracks like Never Say Die, Johnny Blade and Shock Wave about as full-on any in the early catalogue. Running alongside this are what can best be described as metal fusion (only about 14 years before the then-ground breaking Images and Words, by Dream Theater.) There are some amazing funk bass riffs in Junior’s Eyes; some blues influence in Swinging the Chain; progressive leanings in Hard Road, and some I-don’t-know-what big band experimentation in the aptly named Breakout. All this with no perceptible depreciation in quality – in fact this is probably the most consistently good of all the early albums (I can’t really think of a dud besides Shock Wave).
My personal favourite though has to be Johnny Blade: pure 24 carat 70s hard rock. Opening with some wonderful interplay between synth, drums and guitar, it then rocks into all out metal. When you add to this some cold yet haunting lyrics from a mature song writer and a, frankly, unbettered guitar solo finale from Tony Iommi you’ve got something pretty special. It’s never off my Sabbath playlist.
This album really needs to be rediscovered by Sabbath fans.
This is the last album of the Ozzy era. Just over a year later, Sabbath would release a new album, Heaven and Hell, fronted by the diminutive (in height only) Ronnie James Dio.
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The last Ozzy era Sabbath album is better than it is reported to be, as the reviewers here say. It is a very diverse album, not sticking to any particular sound. The title track and A Hard Road are classics, Johnny Blade, Juniors Eyes and Shockwave are all worth listening to and Air Dance starts with the most amazing riff then becomes something completely different. The whole album has a strange dark and sinister sound to it, but in a different way from the first album. Even though the music is good, you can almost hear the tension in the band.
For me though, the album falls of the wagon for the last three tracks and leaves me thinking would this have made a better EP?
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In response to the critics on here.
Granted this isn't your usual Sabbath album and not as good as their early ventures. But! it has so many variations, early influences and light and shades, with Iommi experimenting, it can be hard to take in, because it isn't your normal Classic Sabbath doom n gloom ( well not really that doom n gloom). I think this album is verging on the experimental and dare I say it, progressive side. Yeah you might say the band lost it's way, which is probably true.But you still get the vibes that the band still worked very hard on this album. I still think Iommi should experiment more instead of playing even gloomier music, which can get very tiring. Anyway don't want to wander off the main topic.
This isn't your normal classic Black Sabbath work, but still very good.
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This is one of my favourite Sabbath Albums. It has a lot of suggestions as to what was to come for both Ozzy and Sabbath. There are some great melodic features that show up in Ozzy's later career, as well as some scorching guitar solos (compare the sound of the solo in Shockwave to that in Over and Over from Mob rules). Other bits are almost prog rock, see Air Dance. Much as I love the Dio era stuff, I find myself wondering what the next Ozzy/Iommi Sabbath album would've sounded like.
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Well from the reviews on Amazon only one or two dismiss this album all together; even so I am here to counterbalance that negativity, for me it is the greatest Sabbath album of them all, yes that's what I said..the greatest of them all! It also has quite possibly my favourite artwork of any album ever. It brushes aside the cliched and boring satan stuff (yawn) and takes the music somewhere new yet still manages to be essentially Black Sabbath in much the same way as Van Halen's Diver Down managed too. This is the only Sabbath album that fully stands the test of time and the one I still play regulaly. Don't get me wrong I am not anti the other early albums I just think this had the most maturity and freshness of all of them . Even though Ozzy didn't like it he did a wonderful job on the vocals and no one could ever replace Ozzy's fab voice for me in the group . I'm sad they didn't stick together and progress musically as on this album.

I didn't like Technical Ecstacy however which was poor and I only liked its artwork and name which unfortunately isn't enough! Fortunately we all have different opinions and I know a someone who thinks exactly the opposite to me regarding these two albums ...oh well c'est la vie!
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The last of the albums by the original lineup might not match the sheer brilliance of earlier works like Sabbath Bloody Sabbath, but it's still well worth a listen, even for Shockwave and Junior's Eyes alone. The latter track begins as though its been taken straight off the sessions tape but builds to a beautiful crescendo culminating in a devlishly good Iommi solo.
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