Master of Reality

Black Sabbath - Master of Reality
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Based on 3 reviews
1971 Ratings: #41 / 105
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Based on 301 ratings
1971 Ratings: #15
July 21, 1971 / Release Date
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Vertigo / Label
Heavy Metal / Genres
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Black Sabbath continue their streak of fantastic early metal albums with Master Of Reality. I do think this is a slight step backward from Paranoid, but that's barely saying anything considering how amazing that album was and how this is still pretty much just as great.

There was so much that I loved about this album. To be honest, I liked every track; there wasn't a single dud on here. This was really their most consistent record up to this point in that regard. The opener, Sweet Leaf, is a ... 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
8. Lord of This World
7. Orchid
6. Embryo
5. Solitude
4. After Forever
3. Sweet Leaf
2. Into the Void
1. Children of the Grave
Black Sabbath continued to twist heavy metal into their own image with Master of Reality, and while their third LP doesn't boast the signature songs of their predecessor, it's remains a worthy entry in their frighteningly consistent onslaught of classic heavy metal.

Grade: A-
the gold standard
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Added on: February 3, 2013