Headless Cross

Black Sabbath - Headless Cross
Critic Score
Based on 2 reviews
1989 Ratings: #131 / 145
User Score
Based on 62 ratings
1989 Ratings: #35
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April 24, 1989 / Release Date
LP / Format
I.R.S. / Label
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Alright, this one is quite a bit better than the previous 3. Not great or anything, but at least it has my attention. When put next to an earlier Black Sabbath album, let's say Master Of Reality, this thing is a fart down the esophagus, but I'm used to getting gassed down the wind pipe (figuratively... of course 😶) so this is nice. It's really just more of the same late-Sabbath shenanigans, but this time it has maybe 1 or 2 bangers.
Discography Diaries #5: Black Sabbath
Album #14: Headless Cross
Genre: Heavy Metal, Hard Rock
Date: 29/08/2020
Time: 6:55 PM

It's time for the 14th album in Black Sabbaths discography, Headless Cross. So Black Sabbath just keep pumping out mediocre material on their most recent output and they haven't been doing much in the way of anything engaging or memorable, and unfortunately Headless Cross is to be added to the list of Black Sabbaths flops.

This is just the lads coming together and ... read more
This is the first Tony Martin Era Sabbath record that I've heard, and I must say, I think he does quite a good job. His voice sort of feels like a cross between Glenn Hughes, and Ronnie James Dio. I really like the energy of this project, especially on the title track.
This is probably the most underrated and overlooked project I've heard from Black Sabbath thus far.

Headless Cross is the second Black Sabbath record to feature Tony Martin on vocals. I have to say, he impressed me so much more here than he did on The Eternal Idol. While I did praise him on that album for being one of the better Sabbath vocalists, I think that it's this album that proves that he could actually rival the more famous singers of the group. His performance on songs like Black Moon ... read more
The Eternal Idol was somewhat well-liked when it was released and it developed a pretty sizeable following that stands by the album as one of their best. 1989’s Headless Cross didn’t quite develop the same following that its predecessor did, but it was still well-received. None of that really matters though because the actual popularity of the band was sinking faster and faster. The lineup changes were becoming more and more common with this album having a new drummer and bassist. ... read more
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Added on: May 14, 2013