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Friday, June 28 2013

Counterbalance No. 135: Black Sabbath’s ‘Paranoid’

Day of judgement, God is calling. On their knees the war pig's crawling, begging mercy for their sins. Satan laughing spreads his wings, probably listening to the 135th most acclaimed album of all time. Oh lord yeah!


Thursday, June 13 2013

Black Sabbath: 13

Thirty-five years after its last Ozzy Osbourne-fronted album, Black Sabbath return with 13. With career re-energising producer Rick Rubin on board, and Sabbath promising a return to its roots, expectations are understandably high. Best prepare to be disappointed.


Monday, August 1 2011

10 Albums That Supposedly Suck (But Don’t)

Some of these are hopefully no-brainers, others may be head-scratchers. All of them are albums that deserve a fresh appraisal.


Born Again, Again

Critically panned 28 years ago, Black Sabbath's bizarre 11th album, Born Again, has gone on to earn a cult following of its own.


Wednesday, July 13 2011

Five Songs About Wizards, Witches, and Other Spellcasters

The final Harry Potter film is upon us, so why not spin these magic-tinged tunes to commemorate the occasion?


Thursday, August 19 2010

Hey Gibson, Let’s Talk Guitar Albums: An Alternative Top 10

When it comes to matters of taste and ranking (a particularly combustible combination), there is no pleasing everyone. In fact, there is no pleasing anyone, since the list makers themselves are invariably disappointed or frustrated. And yet...


Tuesday, July 13 2010

Black Sabbath: Classic Albums: Paranoid

Black Sabbath's classic second album is given a throrough dissection on one of the best releases in the Classic Albums series.


Wednesday, June 30 2010

Black Sabbath 1968 - 1979: A Lyrical Reassessment

Black Sabbath, during Ozzy's original tenure, had at least as much in common with the 1960s counter-culture that preceded them as they did with the waves of metal bands that followed them in the 1980s and beyond.


Monday, May 17 2010

Fade to Black: R.I.P. Ronnie James Dio

Ronnie James Dio kicked off the '80s by helming Black Sabbath after Ozzy Osbourne's departure. During the '80s, he routinely shunned temptation to soften or commercialize his sound. 20 years later, metal is immeasurably the better thanks to his efforts.


Paint It Black (Sabbath) (Sound Affects) [2.Dec.09]
See Me, Feel Me, Touch Me…Sell Me (Sound Affects) [23.May.09]
Heaven and Hell (Reviews) [27.Apr.07]
Black Sabbath: The Dio Years (Reviews) [23.Apr.07]
Black Sabbath: Past Lives (Reviews) [21.Jan.03]
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