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Favorite Black Sabbath CD

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Solarmist, Feb 2, 2013.

Pick Two

Poll closed Mar 4, 2013.
  1. Black Sabbath

    24 vote(s)
  2. Paranoid

    19 vote(s)
  3. Master of Reality

    13 vote(s)
  4. Vol. 4

    12 vote(s)
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. What are your favorite Black Sabbath CD's out of the first four? You can pick 2, and no carrots.

    I only used the first four because they all had the same musical feel to them. For me this is a really hard choice.
  2. didn't vote because i like them all....although i call them "records"...:D

  3. Arial Bender

    Arial Bender

    Oct 28, 2012
    Largo Fla.
  4. DiabolusInMusic

    DiabolusInMusic Functionless Art is Merely Tolerated Vandalism Supporting Member

    Well I would pick Mob Rules... probably followed by either Technical Ecstasy or Never Say Die.

    Out of the first four... probably going to go with Master of Reality.

    And yeah, they're albums... or even LP's.... and I am old.
  5. Sabbath Bloody Sabbath should be up there too, but I'd still have picked Black Sabbath.
  6. Liv3rman


    Dec 28, 2012
    The self titled debut by a country mile. :)
  7. I know... We Sold Our Soul for Rock and Roll.

    That about covers most of the important songs.
  8. MrMeacham


    Nov 5, 2006
    The First. Black Sabbath
  9. speak2planets


    Oct 25, 2012
    Sabbath Bloody Sabbath is my favorite just because the synth at the beginning of Who are You
  10. pacojas

    pacojas "FYYA BUN"

    Oct 11, 2009
    ya can't beat that first effort!!!:hyper:
  11. icecycle66


    Feb 4, 2009
  12. I like the drum sound on black sabbath. I don't believe it was ever captured the same way in subsequent albums.

    i feel the album Black Sabbath is an awesome landmark in so many ways and in its entirety because it laid the foot print for what still stands today.

    The intro and

    'What is this that stands before me'....

    Stark and menacing surely :) LOL ;)

    It still effects me to this day..dark room, head phones, eyes closed....and then back it up with the Wizard....and on it goes.!! ...

    Paranoid same but it was produced after Black Sabbath.

    Admittedly Paranoid achieved a number one but I am voting on what the album did for me rather than what was or may have been more popoular, so to speak.....
  13. steamthief


    Jan 25, 2006
    Mentone Beach
    To me, side 2 of Paranoid is the essence of classic Sabbath. Beavis and Butthead agree:
  14. Growly Lytes

    Growly Lytes

    Dec 4, 2009
    Downunder Oz
    Bass player
    Heaven & Hell has some great stuff from ol Ronnie.
    Just got a copy of 'Heaven & Hell ' The Devil You Know' that was done in 2009 but had V. Appice on drums.I know it anit Sabbath but it is except for the drums.
    This sounds so good & heavy from these old fellas.It sorta spins my mind how good they can sound without even trying.
    They cd`s are all good.
  15. PWRL


    Sep 15, 2006
    I remember at my local library, amongst the Olivia Newton John and the Dan Fogleberg was nestled Black Sabbath's Greatest Hits, complete with The Triumph Of Death cover. I was about 11 years old when I found it. How it lured me in with its daring cover art.
  16. catcauphonic

    catcauphonic High Freak of the Low Frequencies Supporting Member

    Mar 30, 2012
    Seattle WA
    These are really hard choices!

    1st, Paranoid, & Master are ALL KILL NO FILL. Vol 4 has some great stuff, but one or two cuts that I can live without. I guess I chose S/T & Paranoid cuz Master has more of a predictable timing feel to all the songs, whereas the first two just rock all over the freakin' place :bassist: Geez & the band at their finest!
  17. mellowinman

    mellowinman Free Man

    Oct 19, 2011
    Paranoid is the best Heavy Metal album of all time.
  18. Nashrakh


    Aug 16, 2008
    Hamburg, Germany
    Hard time deciding between BS and Paranoid... Generally I like the songwriting on paranoid better but their first is just too damn good not to get my vote.
  19. Tituscrow

    Tituscrow Banned

    Feb 14, 2011
    NW England
    Hard choice. I'd probably go with either the first record it the second record. For me, however, its the back-to-back genius of 73's SBS followed by 75's Sabotage that I keep going back to.

    And yes, another oldie here with all these albums gathering dust in boxes :)
  20. notverygood


    Feb 11, 2010
    Paranoid and MOR for me. Like said before no filler at all. Never could like Ronnie J Dio era Sabbath outside of the song Heaven and Hell.