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A shadow of their former selves
on 16 May 2007
Some wit once said the Black Sabbath has endured more facelifts than some Hollywood stars. This album is one of the finest examples of why Black Sabbath became a parody. Eternal Idol went through 3 producers,3 singers, 2 bass players and 2 drummers. Tony Iommi being the only stability.
Tony Martin finally took over as vocalist. No one can dispute his singing ablities, but it's hard to appreciate them on this album. How a group that has produced such classics as Sabbath Bloody Sabbath, Volume 4 and Heaven And Hell offer such a sub standard album
It is lightweight, samey and boring. I find it hard to tell one song from the other. It actually starts of quite well with The Shining, but it is seriously downhill from there.I really advise you not to waste your money.