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THE ETERNAL IDOL

Black Sabbath

 

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3.16 | 196 ratings

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b_olariu
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4 stars I was very surprised to see Black Sabbath here, because in my opinion they are pioneers of heavy metal, in fact the first heavy metal band that emerge from gloomy Great Britan.I choose to review random the Sabbath albums. Here are the first review of mine on this band. Eternal Idol relese in 1987, was much better then previous one, still very heavy with great keys added by the master Geoff Nicholls, but very discret, only background. The main man Iommi did a great job here, great riffs on maybe the best tracks of Sabbath third period (first - Ozzy, second - Dio) , and two of my fav pieces from entire Sabbth history:The Shining and Ancient Warrior, super pieces of hevy metal. The rest is very enjoyble to me. First album with Tony Martin on voice. Much powerfull than Hughes, make Sabbath to survive another 4years and 3 albums till his first departure in 1991. He will recome in Sabbath in 1993 to do the vocals on Cross purpose - 1994 and Forbidden - 1995, but that is anothe story. Iommi change the musicians on every album in the '80, Bev Bevan from ELO, Eric Singer from Alice Cooper and later same year on Kiss, Bob Daisley ex Rainbow, but this formula only for Eternal Idol, for next one another musicians. So in conclusion this is a pure heavy album, and nothing to do with prog. 4 stars for sure to me. One of my fav Sabbath albums.
b_olariu | 4/5 |

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