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Just made for Ozzie's and Nostalgia's Sake!!!!! Very Dissapointing!!!,
This review is from: 13 (Audio CD)
The long awaited album from Black Sabbath 13 is a tale of two Black Sabbath Re -Unions.
There is the one here with Ozzy and the Ronnie James Dio Heaven and Hell(Black Sabbath all in Name) and the two could not be more distant from one another.
13 tries too hard to be like the first few albums that Sabbath made which were classics but the Band under Tony Iommi had moved a lot more forward than those days with Ronnie James Dio.
The problem here is that the Band are trying to recreate the old days with Ozzy Osbourne and it all fails dismally and it all comes across that it has all been done for nostalgia's sake.
End of the Beginning and God is Dead are not a patch on Bible Black or Heaven and Hell with Ronnie Dio and the riffs all seem like that are trying to hard to recycle the old riffs from the first three Black Sabbath Albums and all seems rather downbeat and tired.
All this Album does for me is to tell me how much Ronnie James Dio is missed as he would be turning in his grave if he ever heard this.
Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler are the driving force behind Sabbath and i wouldn't mind betting that in reality even they are disappointed by this release and are thinking what direction do we take now for the Band as Ozzy Osbourne still has a voice but it is nowhere near as powerful as it was and we wish Ronnie Dio was still here as we could have made a much better album.
All in all it all seems like a Black Sabbath Nostalgia Trip which has failed disastrously.
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Initial post: 12 Jun 2013, 11:24:55 BST
Stevenski Chan says:
I couldn't agree more!
Posted on 12 Jun 2013, 14:04:38 BST
S. Thomas says:
i agree also.
Posted on 12 Jun 2013, 19:59:07 BST
hensel 3000 says:
Posted on 12 Jun 2013, 21:08:46 BST
Rubbish. The review, not the album.
Posted on 12 Jun 2013, 21:32:37 BST
Mr. S. M. Hodgkins says:
music history suggests that's it's a bit early to say an album has failed disastrously on day 3 of it's release. fair enough if you don't like it, but 1 star? not for me, but hey, your building up a nice pile of replies.....
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Andrew Goodman says:
Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler were doing fine with Heaven and Hell but i can't for the life of me fathom why they would want to work with Ozzy Osbourne again as the guy is like a loose cannon and are trying to recreate the Nostalgia of the first 3 albums for nostalgias sake.eg they are not 20 anymore but are all nearing or are in there 60's.
Compare "Devil You Know" Album by Heaven and Hell (Black Sabbath all in name) with 13 and " Devil You Know" wins hands down by a country mile.
Ozzy Osbourne is virtually finished and by the latest reports sounds like he has fell completely off the wagon and i think because of the death of Ronnie James Dio, Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler had nowhere else to turn but to agree and bring back Ozzy because of his fame and go back to the original line up just to keep the cash rolling in.
I think the only one who is laughing is Bill Ward who must be glad he never got involved with this album.
Posted on 18 Jun 2013, 06:27:40 BST
Failed disastrously? It reached No 1 in the album charts so it kinda blows your opinion (and that's all it is!) out of the water. The people who purchase it ,presumably, want it to sound like an early Sabbath album. It does! There's been enough clamour for an Ozzy reunion for long enough. Hopefully they keep it together long enough to complete the tour!
In reply to an earlier post on 18 Jun 2013, 12:32:16 BST
Andrew Goodman says:
The only reason it is number 1 is because they have got Ozzy Osbourne back on board and has been bought by nostalgia fans.
It was always going to be number 1 no matter what but it is nowhere near as good as any of the other Black Sabbath Albums that feature Ozzy in the 70's and definitely nowhere near as good as Ronnie James Dio's tenure with the Band.
I suppose people will now be saying " It's there Greatest Ever Album" which it most definitely is NOT!!!!!!.
The trouble here Mr Booth is that you are one of those guys that Believes all the Hype!!!!!!!!!!!.
It may be Number 1 but it is still one of the poorest Sabbath Albums to date.