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NEVER SAY DIE!

Black Sabbath

 

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2.93 | 338 ratings

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b_olariu
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2 stars The bottom line

Ozzy's final album with Black Sabbath. While Sabbath was going down in that period, leaving place and space to a newer generation of hard/heavy bands with a fresher sound and a more solid aproach of thier music like Judas priest, AC/DC, UFO, Thin Lizzy , Scorpions, just to name a fiew , not to mention the explosion of a new genre - NWOBHM (New Wave of British heavy Metal) who realy took everything from Sabbath dream to catch new fans with thir new musical aproach on Never say die from 1978. To me this is the worst studio album of them along with Born again, realy, almost unlistenable, totaly unintristing, the band realy struggle to keep the fans together, not to mention the tension between members were at the highest lefel. The conclusion is easy : a mediocre album made by one of the most heavier and doomy band in history of music, with real contribution to the music and a real influence for thousands of bands from the next decades. In oposite with Sabbath career Ozzy will go solo after this deseppointig final release of his mother band and create a real solid albums in the early to mid '80's, leaving again Sabbath in shadow. Anyway this is worst then previous one Technical ecstasy (who aswell was not a milestone in their career but was not a bad album at all), not to mention from early albums and is 100 times worst than the excellent next couple of albums with DIo. Not a piece stand as realy good, so 2 stars for this one.

b_olariu | 2/5 |

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