Tag Archives: Black Sabbath

Randy Rhoads and the Diary of a Madman

Ozzy Osbourne’s first four albums, and especially the two with Randy Rhoads, present a strange dilemma for metalheads. While they resuscitated Osbourne’s flagging career after being dumped from Black Sabbath, and though they are fondly remembered for Rhoads’ contributions to … Continue reading

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A week of Sabbath: Sabotage

Sabotage is easily the original Black Sabbath‘s most focused and consistent album, and a logical culmination of all the progressive tendencies that had been steadily creeping into the band’s arsenal. When Sabotage is in metal mode, its aim is true and … Continue reading

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A week of Sabbath: SBS

Feeling a little run over after Stateside debaucheries, Black Sabbath returned to their native England, and booked Clearwell Castle for the recording of their fifth album. As lore has it, the castle was haunted, and the band that spent the … Continue reading

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A week of Sabbath: Vol.4

What you get and what you see Things that don’t come easily Feeling happy in my pain Icicles within my brain …cocaine… So begins the first verse on ‘Snowblind‘, succinctly capturing the essence of the most unassumingly seductive of Black Sabbath classics. It is … Continue reading

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