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Never Say Die: Black Sabbath - The end of a hard road,
This review is from: Never Say Die! (Audio CD)
The eighth, and last, album from the classic Sabbath line up Osbourne, Iommi, Ward and Butler is a sad affair. Osbourne quit the band before recording, and was lured back somehow to make the album. The band was in sharp decline by now, with tensions between the members and substance abuse affecting the music, and a rather anodyne affair results.
Following a little from `Technical Ecstasy', in which a lighter tone and a wider musical palette was employed, this is another album that feels overproduced and unspontaneous. All concerned seem quite uninvolved, and the band no longer works as a solid cohesive unit as they once did. Osbourne in particular sounds like he just phoned his contribution in.
The worst of the classic line up releases, and a sad whimper for such a mighty band to go out with Never Say Die: Black Sabbath - The end of a hard road