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SABBATH BLOODY SABBATH

Black Sabbath

 

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b_olariu
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4 stars BLack Sabbath was and is a big influence for many bands, doesn't matter if they are prog bands, heavy, doom, etc, because of their manner of interpretation and stunning ideas made them to be one of the best bands ever and one of the most respected in music circles. Now it may sound strange for some of you but I don't considered this album release in 1973 named Sabbath bloody sabbath to their best as amany claim here, is just another typical album for them, maybe in places a little light then previous works but not the best for sure, at least not for me.The music remain on same coordonates like on Master of reality for ex, but in places is more sophisticated , even more proggish than on those albums mentioned before. Here are everything from changing moods, heavy riffs, great choruse, nice keboards arrangements, Ozzy's voice shine on every piece, so a good album for sure. Master of reality and Vol 4 are the best Sabbath albums with Ozzy no doubt for me. Anyway this album is the peak of their career, leaving the listner with no regrets after purchase him. The sound was clearly more crystal than on previouses works and even lighter, but keeping that doomy atmosphere on almost all pieces, they even collaborate with one of the best keybord players ever from prog music - Rick Wakeman - this collaboration turn to be very good - th example is the piece - Sabbra Cadabra. No doubt a solid album, not only for them but to '70's music, many musicians have this Sabbath bloody sabbath as main influence in their music. All the pieces stands as strong and very well written, the band is in their most accompliced moment of their career, but with all that not better than previouses works and not better than Sabotage, the next one from 1975. To me this is a solid 4 stars, recommended to anyone intrsted to discover the sound of the best band from the gloomy Birmingham.
b_olariu | 4/5 |

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