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
I don't know if it's sacrilege to say it but I much MUCH prefer 'Sabbath Bloody Sabbath' to its predecessor. This album does seem to mark an evolution for the band; it's grand, it takes instrumental risks, there's a widescreen feel to this material.

The opening title track is immense and I'm not sure the band have ever switched between 'light' and 'dark' passages as well as they do here. It's also one of Ozzy's most inspired moments - the 'you bastards!' never gets tiring and always raises a ... read more
What a complete total bitchin' album, I scream Looking for Today at least once a day. Who doesn't love them some sabath. From start to finish a rockin, fun album, defiantly worth a listen.
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Added on: May 14, 2013