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on August 22, 2002
There are only two songs I like and those two songs are War Pigs, and Faries Wear boots. I think those two songs show the real talent of Black Sabbath. This is my least favorite of the first six Black Sabbath albums, simply because the songs are to radio friendly. If you wan't the best of Black Sabbath check out there debut or Sabbath Bloody Sabbath, those two records show there brilliance. If you like Catchy rock songs this album is for you but I prefer other Sabbbath records over this.
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on February 23, 2000
The first truly awesome heavy metal album ever, Paranoid is from start to finish the greatest thing to ever come from what people today consider to be "classic rock" era, meaning AC/DC, Hendrix, Zeppelin, Purple..etc. The title track alone makes this worth purchasing but with songs like War Pigs and Iron Man in there also this is even more of an amazing album. And after you listen to this go and get Reign in Blood from Slayer, the greatest album of all time.
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on April 11, 2004
Though it does contain some great songs, Paranoid is not a huge must-have. There are only 8 tracks, two of which are mediocre. But this is definately worth buying for songs like "War pigs", "Paranoid" and "Iron Man". So, there is some great stuff on here, it's just the mediocre material that brings this album down.
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on January 25, 2003
This is an excellent album, but it is most certainly not their best. If you're looking for the classic Sabbath album I recommend Master of Reality. Don't get me wrong, the first side is classic Sabbath but the second side is a bit patchy. If you Don't own this album I would still highly recommend it, but you should get MOR or Vol.4.
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on August 5, 2004
This is an amazing cd and illustrates Black Sabbath at their best. With the exception of the song "Planet Cavern" (who decided that bongos and acoustic guitar belonged on a metal album?),the cd is great. This album combines riffs going at the speed of light with eerie vocals. This is a must have for any metal fan!
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on July 24, 1999
Arguably the most well known sabbath album having 3 of their biggest hits Ironman, Warpigs, and Paranoid. Other intresing songs on the album are Planet caravan more well known by Pantera's version. And a very strong drum solo on rat salad. Also of intrest is the lyrical message in hand of doom.
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on February 10, 2014
Even if you already own this album this is worth getting again. It comes with a fantastic booklet about the making of the album, along with a 2nd disc that has a quadraphonic mix which is different from the original and sounds great! As well u get a 3rd disc of 5.1 mixes. A true classic .
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on November 3, 2014
A Classic Album is best listened to in its original form, this Vinyl record sounds as good today as it did the day it came out all those years ago. If you like the Metal this is a must have. It is in my opinion that this is the first true Metal Band, and this record is their best album.
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on November 6, 2009
I compared this deluxe edition to the Rhino remaster and the deluxe edition has more tape hiss and less over all level, which is probably closer to the original vinyl. Rhino sounds good, it has noise reduction to bring down the hiss and compression/limiting to make everything sound at the same loud level. Which is best? I prefer the good old analog sound, less compression which gives more of dynamic range to the music, but the Rhino release isn't bad like some might say. The bonus tracks are fun to listen to once or twice and the quad mix isn't great but interesting to hear surround sound from back then. The artwork and packaging are nice too. Enjoy!
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on May 16, 2013
It is what I expected, and still have a raw energy today. I am going to take my son to the Gorge, his first concert, Black Sabbath, so a little primer before we go!
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