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Black Sabbath Review Countdown #8: Paranoid

Released: 1970 The High Points: War Pigs, Electric Funeral, Hand of Doom The Low Points: Rat Salad The Verdict: Arguably the most influential metal album still stands the test of time. The Rating: 8/10 Not much changed for Black Sabbath after recording their debut. … Continue reading

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Black Sabbath Review Countdown #9: Tyr

Released: 1990 The High Points: Anno Mundi, The Sabbath Stones, Valhalla The Low Points: Feels Good to Me The Verdict: An overlooked classic. The Rating: 8/10 Sabbath wasn’t doing so well commercially in 1990. Headless Cross had sold spectacularly in continental Europe, but … Continue reading

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Black Sabbath Review Countdown #10: Headless Cross

Released: 1989 The High Points: Headless Cross, When Death Calls, Nightwing The Low Points: Devil and Daughter The Verdict: Why didn’t this sell better?! The Rating: 8/10 Warner Brothers never even tried to promote The Eternal Idol. They’d already written Sabbath off, and just wanted … Continue reading

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Black Sabbath Review Countdown #11: Heaven & Hell

Released: 1980 The High Points: Heaven & Hell, Children of the Sea, Die Young, Lonely is the Word The Low Points: Walk Away, Lady Evil The Verdict: Overrated but still very good. The Rating: 8/10 I’m erecting a flame shield here… rating this album in … Continue reading

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Black Sabbath Review Countdown #12: The Eternal Idol

Released: 1987 The High Points: The Shining, Glory Ride, Ancient Warrior, Eternal Idol The Low Points:  Hard Life to Love The Verdict: Beats the hell out of anything Ozzy was doing at the time… The Rating: 7.5/10 Iommi learned his lesson from the … Continue reading

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Black Sabbath Review Countdown #13: Cross Purposes

Released: 1994 The High Points: Cross of Thorns, Psychophobia, The Hand That Rocks the Cradle The Low Points: Back to Eden, Evil Eye The Verdict: Bold and unique. The Rating: 7/10 When Ronnie James Dio left the band (again) and took Vinnie Appice with him … Continue reading

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Black Sabbath Review Countdown #14: 13

Released: 2013 The High Points: God is Dead, Age of Reason, Damaged Soul The Low Points:  Live Forever The Verdict: Much better than it had any right to be. The Rating: 7/10 Over the past fifteen or twenty years we’ve been having our poor … Continue reading

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