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on 18 August 2017
Starting to complete my Sabbath collection on CD. As alas during moving and down sizing got rid of my vinyl collection bad decision. So moved on to Volume 4 now just another of the early classic Sabbath album's great stuff. Next stop "Sabbath Bloody Sabbath".
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on 27 March 2017
my fav sabbath album.
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on 2 August 2017
HAPPY WITH CD AND DELIVERY! THANK YOU.
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on 5 August 2017
Classic Album
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on 28 August 2017
Good
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on 23 September 2017
Classic
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on 9 March 2017
had it when it came originaly
best Sabbath album
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on 12 October 2014
great.use to have it on vinyl
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on 7 September 2010
This album alone represents some of the most pivotal sounds that have spawned so many to follow. Black Sabbath are the true masters of metal. Having the original vinyl album I found that I could not be without this album on CD. From it's opening track Wheels Of Confusion to such great tunes as Cornucopia and St. Vitus Dance this album is a must for all Metal fans. For those who have only just found rock and metal as a music form then this album should be one of the first to invest in.
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on 31 January 2007
To say that Vol 4 was the beginning of the end for Sabbath, the start of the long downward spiral into break ups and infighting, as some have commented is a bit of an overstatement.

The year was 1972. The band had only been going as a professional unit, with albums under it belt for 2 years ! If anything, Vol 4 consolidated everything that the band had put into previous efforts, tweaked the problems and brought the good stuff to the fore.

If you want to hear it start to go wrong, or at least go awry, buy `Sabotage'.

Vol 4 is in my opinion a monster of a record. From the opening distraught guitars of Wheels of Confusion, to the last notes of Under the Sun, this album shows Sabbath doing what they do best, experimenting with sound and pulling it off.

Sure the inclusion of tracks like `FX' and `Changes', are all a bit unnecessary, the former track being regarded by Tommy Iommi now as a complete waste of time.

Vol 4 has after all some of Sabbath's greatest live songs on it. Supernaught, not only a distinctly "Sabbath track" but one of rocks all time best tunes. Snowblind, again, shows off Sabbath's knack of going from pretty mid paced, melancholic ramblings, to all out vehement aggressive rock. And that's what makes them great.

Iommi's crushing guitar riffs, Butler's bass punching the music out of the speakers, bill Wards drumming, strangely furious in places, in others almost stoned. And of course Ozzy's strangled, some times sorrowful, sometimes violent vocals.

The riffs on tracks like Supernaught and St Vitus Dance just reaffirm why Sabbath are the true granddaddies of modern metal. With songs like the ones mentioned above, and Tommorows Dream as another great example, its very hard not to want to tap your foot or nod your head to the infectious "groove" and thick slab riffs.

Not Sabbath's heaviest album featuring Ozzy, that accolade goes to `Master of Reality', and maybe not their most dynamic or spontaneous effort, (Their debut and Paranoid both pip it) but certainly an amazing collection of songs, certainly 100% Sabbath.
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