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10 Albums That Supposedly Suck (But Don't)
1 Aug 2011 // 4:00 PM
Some of these are hopefully no-brainers, others may be head-scratchers. All of them are albums that deserve a fresh appraisal.
Black Sabbath 1968 - 1979: A Lyrical Reassessment
30 Jun 2010 // 4:00 PM
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.
Born Again, Again
1 Aug 2011 // 4:00 PM
Critically panned 28 years ago, Black Sabbath's bizarre 11th album, Born Again, has gone on to earn a cult following of its own.
Into the Void: John Darnielle on Sabbath, Extreme Metal, and Indie Rock
17 Apr 2008 // 5:00 PM
Begrand dives into metal fandom with the Mountain Goats' John Darnielle, who discusses the Mighty Riff, the uneasy relationship between indie and metal camps, and the life experiences behind his new book on Black Sabbath's Master of Reality.
British Summer Time at Hyde Park
13 Jul 2014 // 9:00 PM
Black Sabbath, Faith No More, Soundgarden and more: a tale of music and Independence.
Dio: Magica (Deluxe Edition)
18 Jul 2013 // 5:04 PM
Magica is a standout among albums of its kind and a great listen for fans of artistic metal. With no less than 52 years in the music industry, it's impossible to choose a masterpiece among Ronnie James Dio's releases. That said, Magica is much more than for completists only.
Blood and Thunder: Black Sabbath’s ‘Sabotage’ at 40
30 Jul 2015 // 8:02 PM
In 1975, with lawyers in the studio and a financial empire crumbling, Black Sabbath fought back with their last classic album of the decade.
Counterbalance No. 135: Black Sabbath's 'Paranoid'
28 Jun 2013 // 12:00 AM
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!
Black Sabbath Says Farewell
25 Jan 2016 // 5:45 AM
Black Sabbath threw itself a going-away party Friday at Chicago's United Center, and more than 20,000 of its closest friends packed the place.
Heavy metal icon Ronnie James Dio dead at 67
17 May 2010 // 12:13 AM
Heavy metal lost one of its icons Sunday when singer Ronnie James Dio died at 67. He was being treated in a Houston hospital for stomach