Didnt think this album would be THIS good. I mean I'm giving it a 5 STAR RATING here, the most I ever expected was maybe 2 or 3, maybe only finding a few good songs on the CD and no more. WRONG. Just buy this album, simple as that. Maybe it's better if you are more a Deep Purple fan than a Sabbath fan, but just be a metal fan, cause this CD is all that in spades. Someone called this heavier Deep Purple, absolutely correct. It's obvious this line-up would never have continued for all that long but it would have been nice for at least a couple of more albums. Forget production talk, forgot Gillan's dumbass lyrics, he makes Sabbath sound more evil than ever. Dio was a great vocalist but there was nothing sinister about him. Gillan's odd and death-calling screams are what make this album truly scary, ok that and Geezer's bass, it's totally cranked here for max effect. And no lie, I have never in my life heard someone scream so prominately than Gillan on "Disturbing the Priest" towards the end of the song. Sabbath hasn't had this much inspiration and great songs since Ozzy was kicked out. Forget all you ever used to know about Sabbath or Gillan, get this album because it's heavy metal, GOOD heavy metal, and thats what the world needs in 2003! Favourite Picks: Each track, althought to be honest, if I could toss one it would be "Keep It Warm" not really bad, but just ehh!