So it’s that time again. Another head first dive into the years best albums courtesy of Classic Rock’s Top 50 albums list. Just like last year this is more about me discovering new music and bands instead of giving in-depth reviews of each album. I’ll try to give a brief over view of what the albums are like so that you can check them out if you wish.
Apart from Iron Man and Faith No More’s version of War Pigs I’ve never got into the Black Sabbath sound. Ironic as they hail from my home city. I really didn’t think that the new album would change my mind and it hasn’t. I know there are a lot of fans out there so I won’t be too harsh but I found this album dull and monotonous. Iommi’s guitar sound is instantly recognisable but, to me at least, it sounds the same as it did 30 years ago. Maybe that’s the point, I don’t know. I’ll probably get slated for this as well, but, I really don’t like Ozzy’s vocals either.
– Earth Rocker