Black Sabbath
Vol. 4


4.5
superb

Review

by i2 enegade USER (2 Reviews)
January 16th, 2005 | 26 replies | 4,764 views


Release Date: 1972 | Tracklist


1 of 3 thought this review was well written

o though and the length is relatively short. (4.5/5)

10. Under the Sun(5:50)- Yet another song with countless numbers of amazing riffs. A very dark and gloomy overall feel. Reminded me of Sabbaths self titled song on their debut.

Overall: 4.5/5. With the exceptions of Changes and FX, this is a stellar album(quite possibly my favorite after Master of Reality). Definitely check it out if you haven't already.


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i2 enegade
December 28th 2004



5 Comments


:angry:

ForiegnPenguin
December 28th 2004



11 Comments


Good Review. Great Album.

Scooch
January 28th 2005



6 Comments


Changes is a sick song, the only problem with it is that Kelly Osbourne butchered it when she covered it.

I Sold Me Soul For Rock N Roll
February 8th 2005



9 Comments


Nice review. the album is great. the guitar sound is far different from the previous albums, but kool none the less. Wheels Of Confusion,thats where the song puts you,a truly excellent song,great,rolling,droning riffs, a brilliant song to just listen to in the dark. Snowblind-what a riff,heavy,kool,but also has the softer high bits,followed by the main drone,excellent lyrics, Dont You Think I Know What Im Doing etc,four anthemic lines for all stoners. laguna sunrise,another to just listen to in the dark,relaxing and chilling. What lyrics in Under The Sun,a truly underrated song,and that second riff is truly a masterpiece on its own. Oh,good comment about kelly,she was the biggest mistake of Ozzys life,biting the bats head off was better than having her.

masada
June 27th 2005



2733 Comments


Vol . 4 only deserves a 2.5 or a 3. It's a fairly average album, with a lot of weak tracks.

"Changes" is great, you crazy man.

Priestmetal
June 27th 2005



542 Comments


I havnt heard the whole album but based on the songs ive heard it seems pretty good.

power_lutin
June 27th 2005



56 Comments


[QUOTE=Priestmetal]I havnt heard the whole album but based on the songs ive heard it seems pretty good.[/QUOTE]

^^^^All the five first albums by sabbath are good.

Modest Mouse
April 3rd 2006



36 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

CHanges F****** sucks(i agree a failed attempt if you like sabbath you dont like changes) this is a great Album my favourites on the album Supernaut and SnowBlind

bakdziti
April 12th 2006



13 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Ruined by Changes is true. Only time I liked hearing Changes was the end of the Sabbath set at ozzfest as everyone was trickling out to leave. Just seemed fitting, other than that I skip it every time.

FX is a good transition into Supernaut me thinks, and I much enjoy it.

Under the Sun/Every Day comes and Goes, is an amazing song, some exceptional riffs (as if thats something new)

^^
ooh, and infact, the first SIX Sabbath records are awesome.This Message Edited On 04.12.06

El_Goodo
August 16th 2006



1008 Comments


CHanges F****** sucks(i agree a failed attempt if you like sabbath you dont like changes) this is a great Album my favourites on the album Supernaut and SnowBlind


So if we like Sabbath we don't like a song they wrote?

Angmar
August 21st 2006



2689 Comments


I agree changes is weak

Thor
August 28th 2006



10168 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I rather liked Changes. It's nice to hear that they were at least experimenting.

Activista anti-MTV
August 28th 2006



3138 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

[quote=Thor]I rather liked Changes. It\'s nice to hear that they were at least experimenting.[/quote]
I\'d take Changes over many of Sabbath\'s later unispired attempts at heaviness. What do I know
This Message Edited On 08.28.06

John Paul Harrison
August 28th 2006



1014 Comments


Aren't you "digging" Black Sabbath right now? Or does Activista fool John yet again?

Honestly, though, I like Changes. Or at least, parts of it. It's an effort, at least.This Message Edited On 08.28.06

Activista anti-MTV
August 28th 2006



3138 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

[quote=John Paul Jones]Aren't you "digging" Black Sabbath right now? Or does Activista fool John yet again?[/quote]
Sorry for the mix up John Paul. I was making reference to what Modest Mouse said earlier in the thread. If you don't get it, no one will. I will edit


John Paul Harrison
August 28th 2006



1014 Comments


Oh now, don't let my ignorance disturb a perfectly fine post.



Activista anti-MTV
August 28th 2006



3138 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

[quote=John Paul Harrison]Oh now, don't let my ignorance disturb a perfectly fine post.[/quote]
Do not say such things, John Paul. It is unsettling to the lesser folk (myself included therein).

I like what I have heard from this album. Worth a buy? Possibly.

master567
August 29th 2006



36 Comments


Black Sabbath is a band i can do without

surrealshades
December 16th 2006



20 Comments


I really dig Sabbath and I'd say that this is maybe their third or fourth greatest album. By the way, I think Changes is a great song. You may find it corny, or you might just only like the really heavy stuff; but I'd defend it saying it still has the Sabbath "mood," dreary and a little haunting. Sure not quiet as ominous as others, but still one of the better tracks on the album.

Mikesn
Emeritus
December 16th 2006



3709 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

This was really disappointing. Really good at some points, but at others...



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