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Black Sabbath


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Sergey Slenkoff
4 stars Give this album a second glance. Start to listen to it with the bootleg "Forbiden. Rough Mixes" with instrumental versions of the songs before producer Ernie C changed the sound having in his mind "Cop Killer" by Body Count as a model of sound. It could be great Sabbath album. Ernie C blurred guitars in his mix and added hollow wooden sound of drums - I suppose his idea was a kind of ethnic drums with Sabbath riffs. Result is rough doomish unpolished sound. Result is questionable but interesting. It didn't work back in 1995, but it works now. Negative reviews are based on comparings with previous Sabbath albums. Don't compare - simply relax and listen. Believe the album works for the listener and it grows with each listening. It's real Sabbath sound.
Sergey Slenkoff | 4/5 |


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