Sabbath Bloody Sabbath
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As if their dark lyrics and wall-of-sludge sound didn't already have an epic sweep, Black Sabbath braved an even more ambitious approach on Sabbath Bloody Sabbath, adding synthesizers and even strings to tracks such as "Who Are You?" and "Spiral Architect." But even without them, the Sabbath classics "Killing Yourself to Live," "National Acrobat," "Looking for Today," and the title track pack a thunderous sonic wallop. "Fluff," a bit of ponderous musing on acoustic guitar and keyboards, adds variety to the disc but brings the headbanging pleasure of the rest of the album to a screeching halt. Beyond that misstep, Sabbath Bloody Sabbath is as slow and deliberate as a lava flow, and just as powerful. --Daniel Durchholz
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The band experimented with synthesers on "Who Are You?" they used an orchestra on "Spiral Architect" but it doesn't mean that there isn't any heavy Sabbath on it. In fact the album has one of their heaviest and best known songs with the title-track. Because a band experiments it doesn't mean they're selling-out or they suck, it certainly isn't the case with Black Sabbath, this album is one of their best. While some may say that this album isn't good or is a sell-out I disagree, I think it's a very strong album with some really great songs that every fan should like. I understand the band is known for the doom sound and all, after all I own and love those albums but I think at that point they needed something new. They did, and that's great the orchestra parts sound really good and create an ambiance without being overused and at times sounds brilliant and adds to the music.
And now for the songs. The title track is a monster, by far one of their heaviest songs and I can't imagine something this heavy for 1973! An absolute favourite and when Ozzy could do it, the end of the song was something epic. It's quite an album opener.Read more ›
The double guitar tracks in "A National Acrobat" are fantastic and I can't listen to Slayer without calling them to mind. "Fluff" is the by now standard instrumental track, whilst "Sabbra Cadabra" is a fast and lively affair, unlike the slow synth-background of "Who Are You?".
"Killing Yourself to Live" is a track whose lyrics are more relevant to the Ireland I subsist in today than at any other time. "Looking for Today" is a good track, and alongside tracks on the albums of most other groups would be the gem. It's one of the less interesting tracks on this album, not that it's bad - it's just not as brilliant as the others. The same can't be said for "Spiral Architect", which hooks you in lyrically and muscially. A fitting finale to a brilliant rock album.
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I'm sure the songs on the record are good but you can't listen to it because the quality of the record is awful. Read morePublished 2 months ago by chris scott
The Sabs highest level of songwriting and production. No metal band will ever come close to creating something like this again.Published 21 months ago by dennis tokarsky
Sabbath's last great album with the exception of 1 lame instrumental. After this album the drugs really took their toll.Published on Jan. 27 2014 by Bobo
A Classic heavy metal album, enjoyable sound quality.
I love this album and this SACD have made it really listenable.
This was a landmark album for Black Sabbath at the time of its release. After a string of successful releases from their debut album, Black Sabbath opted for a work that was, in... Read morePublished on March 16 2012 by RETIRE THE WALL...