After weeks listening to this record (and falling in love with it) I have the impression that the real trick here is what they do with the drums. It is not that the rest of them are irrelevant, not at all, they are actually great but the drums are impeccable. And be careful, it is not about how ponderous are the drums, it is about how they choose to put the drums, there are multiple times during this album where you are not going to listen any ... read more
If you are curious about why people call Black Sabbath the fathers of metal, this (and maybe the previous one) is the record to understand why they do it.
Eight incredible songs (three of them being part of the most well known metal songs ever), most of them (6/8) avoiding the verse/chorus/verse formula, massive riffs, effective drum fills (and a whole song that basically is there to clarify you what is ... read more
I know many people usually points at Ill Communication as their best work (and for sure there is no need to choose "the best one" but it is a fun exercise to do) which is a marvelous record, no question about it, but when you listen Hello Nasty you can see where the band made some improvements.
Probably the most obvious point is the inclusion of Mix Master Mike in the scratch which could sounds like meaningless for some of us but it makes a huge difference ... read more