Here we go, my first review.
John "Ozzy" Osbourne - Vocals
Tony Iommi - Guitar
Geezer Butler - Bass
Bill Ward - Drums
Black Sabbath is one of my favourite bands, while i was in the store, i happened to come by this, so i bought it. Then i went on my computer and popped the CD in, and wow, what a great greatest hits album!
Black Sabbath - 10/10: Here it is, their self titled album, what a classic! It starts of with church bells, lighting and rain. Then after that, the guitar and drums come right in, it sounds awesome, even with the church bell still in play! after that its pretty silent when ozzy sings, then the instruments come back in. After more than half the song, the guitar starts doing an amazing solo! then it ends. A Classic and amazing, and what a way to start off the album!
N.I.B - 9/10: Great Song, The song starts off with a Wah-Wah bass, then the chorus starts with the guitar doing the same thing, the drum beat keeps the song going on great! The only thing wrong with this song in this album is that they took out the 30 second bass part, which i found catchy. Overall great song and should definatley be heard.
The Wizard - 9/10: The song starts off with a harmonica by itself for 20 seconds, then the instruments come in. After that there is a little solo for both both drums and guitar that happens for about 10 seconds, then goes back to the chorus. This song is catchy, i love the harmonica that gives this song an old time feeling.
War Pigs - 10/10: One of the greatest songs of all time. The song starts with a guitar riff and a bass riff that gives it a little tune, which sounds great. After this it gets quiet when ozzy sings. This goes in a pattern for a little while, then behold, the great solo (otherwise known as "Lukes Wall"), And it is just incredible. One of my favourites, this song is groundbreaking, thats all i have to say.
Paranoid - 10/10: Ah, here is a excellent song! This one goes faster than all the other, and is definately catchy. I love the guitar work in this song, definately the solo too. The beginning chorus repeats itself even when the solo happens. Amazing song, i recommend you listen to this one!
Iron Man - 10/10: Another favourite, the guitar is one of the best riffs i heard in a while. Great verse and chorus! The solo in the song is one of the greatest solos i've ever heard too. The outro is a great to end this outstanding song.
Sweet Leaf - 9.5/10: This song starts off with Iommi coughing, then it gets too a good guitar riff. Good singing by Ozzy too. Then after it does this for a little while, the drums get better as the go fasten, then the guitar does its solo, sounds really good! then it goes back to the chorus. Nice work.
Children Of The Grave - 10/10: The song starts with a good bass riff, then the drums starting pounding, then the guitar comes in with its riff, the beat is awesome. Excellent track, One of my favourites. Lyrics are good.
Changes - 8/10 - This song starts off with a beautiful piano that goes on for the whole song, pretty good singing too, but it's kinda repititave, good listen though.
Snowblind - 10/10 - Awesome song! love the guitar in this one, i also know that one of my other favourite bands, System of a Down, did a cover song for this, and its really good. The System Of A Down version of this song is faster by a long shot, but that doesnt make a difference for this song, this a good slow song to listen to. I really recommend this song.
Supernaut - 9/10 - Nice cymbal sound a the start, then a good riff from Iommi, then the chorus comes in, sounds really great. I love this beat, its just too good, and the solo, wow, really awesome!
Sabbath Bloody Sabbath - 9/10 - Nice guitar riff that starts, then it gets to the good beat for this, then after that, it stops and goes to the soft part which sounds cool. Good solo to go with it too. Good track.
Hole In The Sky - 8/10 - The intro starts with really tiny sounds from the drums and bass, then it gets to the riff. Very catchy also, I cant really hear the bass in this one, due to Iommi's high riffs. Pretty good song, it goes on for a while though, might lose interest to some people.
Rock 'N' Roll Doctor - 7.5/10 - The bass sounds good in this one, the riff is pretty good, the drums sounds really great. I think this is one of the pretty average tracks in this album, sounds the same throught, until near the end, which sounds good with a mini solo. Pretty Good track.
Never Say Die - 10/10 - This one is pretty fast, I think the drum and guitar work on this is great, the bass is awesome too. This one has really amazing lyrics, and amazing singing by Ozzy, you can't skip this track, i recommend it, you won't regret it.
Dirty Women - 9.5/10 - Here is the outro song to the album, this one is a slow song, amazing instrument work on this, Ozzy's voice sounds different during the beginning. The solos are a great work in this one. Around 5:00, it goes faster, the drums bass and guitars all go faster and it sounds really, really good. Then it slows down but the guitar still keeps doing a slow solo. After that, it ends, thus closing a Classic greatest hits album. Well done, Black Sabbath, Well done.
Album Rating: 10/10 - Classic, should be owned by all Black Sabbath fans.
Pros: Mastering makes the songs more clearer, great tracks.
Cons: Took out some parts from some songs, should add more stronger tracks that people loved (ex: Electric Funeral, etc.)
(i recommend every song but these are the ones i listen to most)
I hope you liked my review, and i hope you enjoy this great album :)
Reviewed By: Imaperson