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Master of Reality is the third album by the British heavy metal band Black Sabbath, released in 1971. It is sometimes noted as the first stoner rock album. Master of Reality was certified double platinum after having sold over 2 million copies.

The slow and heavy songs that comprise most of the album are interspersed with quiet ballads written by Tony Iommi. Two of these, "Embryo" and "Orchid", are short instrumentals serving as interludes. The third, "Solitude", is much longer… read more

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  • Avatar for Myobscureshiz
    Рецензия на данный альбом представлена здесь: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0WyJJHFuGTQ
  • Avatar for Gaffes
    It all started here
  • Avatar for shanextaylor
    after forever is almost too preachy for me
  • Avatar for gwynplaine1928
    Master of Reality means Master of DOOM!
  • Avatar for fredsonbaker
    oh god i love it :)
  • Avatar for Alchedoc
    Children of the Grave all the fuckin way
  • Avatar for MisterJunior
    The only Psychedelic Rock I can think of that early Sabbath sounds at all like is Blue Cheer and maybe a bit of Iron Butterfly and Steppenwolf. And by the time of Master of Reality they were pretty far removed from that; this is colossally heavy, chugging music that sounds far more similar to the Doom/Sludge Metal of the mid- to late-80s and early-90s than it does anything previous or contemporary. Not only is this an incredibly influential Metal record but it also sounds much more recent than 44 years old.
  • Avatar for Doppz
    favorite sabbath album. Very raw sounding, it's hard to believe they recorded this a little over a year after their release, it's a pretty big change in sound.
  • Avatar for pteronophobic
    I love Geezer Butler's bass tone on this album, especially on "Into the Void".
  • Avatar for VadiushaKomarov
    rating 9.5/10

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