Black Sabbath - Master of Reality
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The insanity behind Black Sabbath's three album streak in the early 70's is that, in only around a year, the group had already created about five distinct metal genres on three different albums and had also influenced other similar sounds that would develop over the next decades. Although Master of Reality isn't bolstered by one of the most successful side A's in history like Paranoid before it, songs like Sweet Leaf, After Forever, and Children of the Grave still brought sweeping changes to ... read more


Black Sabbath AGAIN... With another classic. This record is a bit dirtier, a little sludgier and slower than Paranoid. A bit of a drug influence on here. Due to it's sluggish, beating nature, Master Of Reality feels far longer than it is. That may sound bad, but it actually adds to the experience. Not only did this album toy around with my perception of time, it also made me drunk! Or maybe it was the root beer - I can't tell. Uh, great album, thank you Ozman - You the man 💤


Discography Diaries #5: Black Sabbath
Album #3: Master of Reality
Genre: Heavy Metal
Date: 18/08/2020
Time: 2:30 PM

Let's see if Black Sabbath can continue a streak of great albums with their 3rd studio album, Master of Reality. The first two Black Sabbath records are great to say the least, they contained some great songs that had brilliant basslines from Geezer, excellent drumming from Ward, memorable riffs and killer solos from Iommi and enigmatic and iconic performances from Ozzy ... read more


Again classic




The History of Heavy Metal #3

Black Sabbath's 3rd album is way more dirty and sludgy showing an influence on the grunge scene. They also start to get a bit experimental with this album. I don't know about you guys but the album feels longer when you listen to it. My 2nd favourite Black Sabbath album.

Track Ratings:
Sweet Leaf 8/10
After Forever 8/10
Embryo 7/10
Children of the Grave 9/10
Orchid 7/10
Lord of this World 9/10
Solitude 8/10
Into the Void 10/10

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Added on: February 3, 2013