Master of Reality

Black Sabbath - Master of Reality
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1971 Ratings: #46 / 118
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1971 Ratings: #18
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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
I mean, they pretty much invented Stoner rock with “Master of Reality”... Unbelievable. It seems so many prominent Metal sub-genres spawned from Sabbath. Their debut gave us Doom Metal & Sludge, “Paranoid” made Heavy Metal what it is & this one gave the riff heavy Stoner Metal genre the blueprint to success. Ahead of their time as always, Black Sabbath are pioneers in every way possible.

The most obvious precursor for the stoner metal world single-handedly comes ... read more
This album has the same energy as that one Stephen King movie where trucks brutally kill people
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
It may be crazy that Black Sabbath can deliver one of the greatest metal album of all time, but it's absolutely insane that Black Sabbath here have released the second greatest metal album of all time.

Favorite Jams: Children of the Grave, Solitude, Into the Void

Lest Favorite: Embryo
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Track List

  1. Sweet Leaf
  2. After Forever
  3. Embryo
  4. Children of the Grave
  5. Orchid
  6. Lord of This World
  7. Solitude
  8. Into the Void  
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Added on: February 3, 2013