Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath

Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath

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Black Sabbath's debut album is the birth of heavy metal as we now know it. Sabbath's genius was finding the hidden malevolence in the blues, and then bludgeoning the listener over the head with it. Take the legendary album-opening title cut. The standard pentatonic blues scale always added the tritone, or flatted fifth, as the so-called "blues note"; Sabbath simply extracted it and came up with one of the simplest yet most definitive heavy metal riffs of all time. Thematically, most of heavy metal's great lyrical obsessions are not only here, they're all crammed onto side one. "Black Sabbath," "The Wizard," "Behind the Wall of Sleep," and "N.I.B." evoke visions of evil, paganism, and the occult as filtered through horror films and the writings of J.R.R. Tolkien, H.P. Lovecraft, and Dennis Wheatley. Even if the album ended here, it would still be essential listening. Black Sabbath is a revolutionary debut whose distinctive ideas merely await a bit more focus and development. Henceforth Black Sabbath would forge ahead with a vision that was wholly theirs. ~ Steve Huey, Rovi

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Format
CD
Artist(s)
Black Sabbath
Number of discs
1
Track list
Black Sabbath, The Wizard, Wasp/Behind The Wall Of Sleep/Bassically/N.I.B., Wicked World, A Bit Of Finger/Sleeping Village/Warning
Label
Warner
Edited
No
Brand
Anderson Merchandisers
Product Identifiers
Walmart Item #
5562937, 30472740
UPC
7599271852
SKU
10151570

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