Black Sabbath - Headless Cross (1989)
The last of Sabbath's 80's albums again features a decidedly 80's style in both the production & song-writing departments. This is understandably not to everyone's taste but being a child of the 80's myself... I don't mind it! There are certainly a couple of tracks where they veer too close to Whitesnake territory (see "Kill In The Spirit World" & "Black Moon") but the rest of the album is generally pretty enjoyable. The epic title track is the clear highlight with it's ridiculously memorable & highly anthemic chorus but tracks like "Nightwing", "When Death Calls" & "Call Of The Wild" are all quality heavy metal/hard rock songs. Tony Martin's vocals really soar at times & Tony Iommi again shows that he's not willing to be left behind by the 80's young guns as far as shredding lead solos go. "Headless Cross" is definitely worth checking out if you're a fan of the band or 80's heavy metal in general.