Sabbath Bloody Sabbath

Black Sabbath - Sabbath Bloody Sabbath
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By the time Black Sabbath reached their fifth album, Sabbath Bloody Sabbath, they were tired. The group had just come off a world tour promoting Vol. 4, they had released at least one new album every year since 1970, and the group were living a hard and fast lifestyle along with all of it riddled with coke and alcohol. After self-producing their previous album, the group decided to do the same here, and that additional load of work would have to make the album creation process that much more ... read more


But if Black Sabbath were bloody, then wouldn't they be Red Sabbath? 🤣🤣🤣 Seriously though this one was really damn good. I'd say almost as good as their self titled debut. The guitars sound really nice, but Ozzy is sort of lacking his signature voice. It's still there, but it's more smoothed out. Actually, this whole album feels like a smoother Paranoid or Master Of Reality. Even though I loved the roughness of those records, I think this works fine as well.


Discography Diaries #5: Black Sabbath
Album #5: Sabbath Bloody Sabbath
Genre: Heavy Metal, Hard Rock
Date: 20/08/2020
Time: 6:25 PM

So yeah, we're continuing on with the dive through Black Sabbaths discography with the bands 5th album, Sabbath Bloody Sabbath. So far Black Sabbaths output has been nothing but great, they keep pumping out solid project after solid project and I would hope they'd do the same with Sabbath Bloody Sabbath. I'd also hope that they'd try to toy with new sounds and ... read more


Black Sabbath is legendary, Ozzy has exceptional vocals, it's a very good heavy metal/progressive rock album. I love their creativity and their amazing riffs. My notes:
1. "Sabbath Bloody Sabbath" - 10/10
2. "A National Acrobat" - 7.5/10
3. "Fluff" - 7/10
4. "Sabbra Cadabra" - 8/10
5. "Killing Yourself to Live" - 9/10
6. "Wgo Are You?" - 6/10
7. "Looking for Today" - 7.5/10
8. "Spiral Architect" - 7/10


Sabbath Bloody Sabbath is just boring. Nothing about this is memorable. The band’s raw and robust energy seems to be lost on this album. Most of these songs are typical stuff for the ’70s and aren’t anything to write home about. The vocals on this project can sound like shit too. Ozzy’s voice sounds dingy and metallic at some points. And the mixing doesn’t help, everything is super quiet and condensed. This project isn’t one that I’m eager to come back ... read more


Honestly extremely well done, and a great album to follow up Vol. 4
The doom metal sound stays strong with this release and the vocals are just as great as before
Killing Yourself To Live is a personal top 5 Black Sabbath track for me

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Track List

  1. Sabbath Bloody Sabbath
  2. A National Acrobat
  3. Fluff
  4. Sabbra Cadabra
  5. Killing Yourself to Live
  6. Who Are You
  7. Looking for Today
  8. Spiral Architect 
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Added on: May 14, 2013