Review by Sonny for Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath (1970) Review by Sonny for Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath (1970)

Sonny Sonny / December 10, 2018 / 0


Forget all the revisionary bullshit that claims otherwise, metal was born in a thunderstorm under the sound of a tolling church bell. Tony Iommi's first huge riff rumbling out of the grooves of this record, is the genuine Big Bang moment for metal music. Geezer Butler and Bill Ward hammer late 60's blues rock into a new and exciting form and Ozzy proclaims "I may not be the best vocalist ever, but, fuck you, I AM the greatest"
That this record is still relevant to so many people, almost fifty years after it's release, speaks volumes for both it's importance and quality. On side one Sabbath pretty much write the Commandments of Metal as Tony Iommi begins an unrivalled, decades-long career of churning out awesome riff after awesome riff.
If you don't love this album, then you don't like metal.

Comments (1)

Daniel Daniel / May 27, 2019

Great review. Did you mean to leave a rating on this one too?