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Never Say Die!
Never Say Die!
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4.0 out of 5 stars SHOCKWAVE ROCKS, 6 Jun. 2012
This review is from: Never Say Die! (Audio CD)
I love the sound Tony Iommi's Black John Birch SG guitar got him on that track.
So much, I named my band and cd after it. No guitar has that sound since.
Bill Ward's English style of drumming is great once again. Love it at the end of Shockwave.
Geezer used a Rickenbacker bass guitar on this album, it could of been louder in the mix with Bill's bass drums as well.
It was very cold when they recorded this album up in Canada, even though
they put out a hot album that sounds nothing like their prior work.
I like the album art work as well.

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5.0 out of 5 stars MY FAVORITE BLACK SABBATH ALBUM, 6 Jun. 2012
This review is from: Sabotage (Audio CD)
This album has many great musical accomplishments.
Lets start with Tony Iommi's guitar sound. The introduction of John Birch Pickups, give tracks like Symptom Of The Universe a guitar sound that resembles a Heavy Metal Chain Saw. In fact Tony has never duplicated that guitar sound since.
The Writ & Megalomania are more iconic statements made by the entire band, achieving technically advanced Heavy Metal Music.

I wish Bill Wards great drumming was enhanced by the double bass production processes of today, as they are very low in the mix. Many do not realize Tony Iommi used an MXR Phase 90 & a pig nose amp on tracks on this album he told me while they were recording their next album in the studio.
Geezer played his new John Birch 8 string bass on this album.
You can hear it in the last 2 minutes of the writ, also Geezers bass playing for the last 3 minutes of Megalomania is just Sterling.
Ozzy's double & tripled tracked voice throughout slices through this entire album. A state of the art production for a Heavy Metal band of this time period.
If you notice Tony Iommi gets a different guitar sound for every album Ozzy sang on. His guitar style, solos & tone today have changed dramatically compared to this Iconic album.

Iron Man: The Best Of
Iron Man: The Best Of
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Another Chance to Capture Greatness, 6 Jun. 2012
This review is from: Iron Man: The Best Of (Audio CD)
Why tracks Like Shockwave & Symptom of the Universe were not added is beyond me.
Two great tracks with Great guitar sounds & great drumming.

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