As an avid Sabbath fan, I have everything all the various line-ups have recorded. Looking back at the entire Sabbath catalog, Forbidden is truly a great Sabbath record regardless of all of the negative publicity it has received over the years. This is the same line-up that recorded TYR in 1990 featuring Tony Martin on vocals, Tony Iommi on guitar, Cozy Powell on drums, Neil Murray on bass and the one Sabbath mainstay through innumerable personnel changes, Geoff Nichols on keyboards. Interestingly enough, Body Count guitarist Ernie C. produced this record and even brought Ice-T along to assist with lyrics and vocals on the great opening track Illusion of Power. Iommi's playing seems particularly inspired on stand out tracks Sick and Tired and Get A Grip. If you are a post-Dio Sabbath fan, you will enjoy this album. Highly recommended to Tony Martin-era Sabbath fans as well.