Best Black Sabbath Album of ALL TIME!!!

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Best Black Sabbath Album

  1. Paranoid

  2. Sabbath Bloody Sabbath

  3. Vol. 4

  4. Masters of Reality

  5. Black Sabbath

  6. Sabotage

  7. Heaven and Hell

  8. Mob Rules

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  1. harmonicator

    harmonicator Supporting Member

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    It's all about Sabbath Bloody Sabbath!!!!!!!!! 'National Acrobat' alone makes this the obvious choice. Too bad they didn't write 'Snowblind' later, then the album would be perfect.

    cast yer vote, mate!

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  2. djinn1973

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    We Sold Our Soul for Rock 'n Roll...
     
  3. HoboMan

    HoboMan Silver Supporting Member

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    I voted for Masters of Reality but that actual title is "Master of Reality".
     
  4. zosozep7

    zosozep7 Gold Supporting Member

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    Hands down, Black Sabbath! Ive burned out countless albums and cassettes of that masterpiece! The Warning is one of my favs of all time. "I was born without you baby but my feeling were a little bit too strong"!

    My sewcond fav is Heaven and Hell. Every fricken song on that album is awesome. Its another masterpiece!
     
  5. Mr.Hanky

    Mr.Hanky Supporting Member

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    Been listening to my box set recently, Paranoid is my choice.
    Any album that has War Pigs and Iron Man on it has got to be the sheeite.

    Insanely great riffs, way WAY ahead of their time and some of my all-time favorite guitar tone recorded.

    This music NEEDS to be listed to at extreme volume!
     
  6. Gibson62

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    Their first 6 albums are all great,but I'll go with the 1st album.That record made a big impression on me when I first started playing.I remember seeing them on Rock Concert around the time of the Sabotage album.They're such a great band.
     
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    I just bought the Black Box set a couple of weeks ago and can't believe how much better the remasters sound. I've gotta got with Vol. 4, but any of the first six could get my vote really.
     
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    fast ricky love Supporting Member

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    Vol 4.

    Followed by either the 1st album or Paranoid.
     
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    Paranoid hands down.
     
  10. amigo30

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    You have to sit down, clear your mind, and turn up the volume.

    Then play Volume 4, Sabbath Bloody Sabbath, and Master of Reality all back to back.

    Those 3 albums are SO good, you just can't pull out a clear winner from them.

    Once you've done that, listen to every other damn thing they've done...it's all good.
     
  11. It's Time!

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    I would have to say Sabbath Bloody Sabbath because of the production value.
     
  12. Redbell

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    First album for me, Wicked World, N.I.B, etc.
     
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    The 'Heaven and Hell' album knocks you right on your ass right from the beginning with 'Neon Knights'.
     
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    I voted Paranoid... and Master Of Reality would definitely be next in line.
     
  16. daveS

    daveS lefty dude on hiatus Gold Supporting Member

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    I'd go for Paranoid...with Heaven and Hell a close second.
     
  17. Brooks

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    sabs is my alltime fave band.
    i'm lazy, so i'm gonna copy my reply from a former thread;


    sabs has been my fave band since the late 70's.
    they removed the blues from zep's hard rawk and invented metal.
    the combo of power, groove, riffs, and melodic yet dark errie vocals is timeless.
    also, many miss their jazz influences
    (swing rhythms on war pigs and wicked world,
    wes type sliding octaves on faries wear boots,
    jazzy solos on rat salad and air dance, etc).

    as for my FAVE SABS ALBUM, i gotta go w/ sabbath bloody sabbath, its the best combo of tunes/production/performance;
    i spent many nights in grade school listening to the 8 track of SBS on headphones, a HUGE influence on me.
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    next i gotta go w/ paranoid. along w/ the 1st album, it actually has the best sounding guitar/bass/drums production, albeit bare bones. the most classic sabs tunes (paranoid/warpigs/ironman/faries wear boots).

    tie for 3rd w/ volume 4 & master of reality. both have classic tunes, but weaker production, esp MOR which sounds rushed (it was, judging from what i've read). MOR was the 1st major album w/ that sludegy downtuned roar, the blueprint for grunge and stoner rock.

    4th is the Dio years best of released last year (or, tie for 4th w/ heaven & hell/mob rules for those of you who say compilations don't count). but, fook that, DY has all the best dio tunes, better even than the band dio. definately iommi's best playing, amazing how far he'd come in 10 years.

    5th place is a tie for sabotage & never say die. ozzys strongest vocals, his range and power was never the same (zakk asked ozzy how he sang like that on sabotage; oz said "drugs."). they continued in the "progressive" vein that they started with on SBS, yet not as successfully. still some good stuff.

    6th is a tie for my least fave sabs albums that i still like; technical ecstasy and the 1st, black sabbath. TE has some good stuff, but is totally directionless, w/ a kiss-rip-off ("rock n roll doctor") and drummer bill ward singing a lame ballad ("it's allright"). many folks revere their 1st album, and i think it has maybe their best raw yet not too distorted guitar/bass/drums sounds. but, ozzys vocals are weak and pitchy, even for ozzy. hey, they recorded it in one day! still classic, just not my fave. interesting to hear iommi on a strat ("wicked world" & "evil woman"), and sabs displaying their blues roots ("warning").

    i never got into the tony martin/ray gillen stuff (they were supposed to be iommi's solo albums). "born again" w/ ian gillen was a GREAT tour, but the album was weak.


    PS- i find it interesting how iommi's tone evolved.
    the 1st 2 albums have the best tone IMHO;
    P90 snarl w/o too much gain, just right
    (here's a pic of the paranoid sessions where iommi also used a white SG w/ hums,
    which he didn't own very long before it was stolen. you can see his laneys, and a vox combo!)
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    MOR / VOL 4 / SBS are similar but more gainy.
    then SABOTAGE sounds like a whole new rig,
    clipping often harsh ultra-gain
    (i think this is when he retired "the monkey" (P90 gibson SG)
    and started using the 1st JAYDEE (custom SG w/ 24 frets & hums),
    AND someone here said he used a pignose on some of it?!?)...
    the tone cleaned up somewhat on TECHNICAL ECSTACY (just read he used vox amps on that!).
    NEVER SAY DIE was similar tones as SABOTAGE (ughhh).
    H&H & MOB RULES was a huge improvement, best tone since the 1st 2 IMHO
    (a switch to marshalls & mesas).

    PSS- not to be a "know it all", but the accident happened on tonys last day of work before he was to quit to be a pro musician, but this was his pre sabbath band MYTHOLOGY (w/ bill ward). i'd highly recommend the book "how black was our sabbath", which was written by sabs roadies graham wright and david tangye. i've read several books on them, but this is the only one thats accurate. its also a lot of fun, they were quite a bunch of wild partiers and pranksters.

    sorry to ramble, i could discuss sabs all day!
     
  18. harmonicator

    harmonicator Supporting Member

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    Not at all dude. Well put!!!!!!!! :RoCkIn
     

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