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Black Sabbath: Sabbath Bloody Sabbath (Warner Bros.)

Ken Barnes, Phonograph Record, March 1974

SABBATH BLOODY Sabbath was an album I was eagerly anticipating. I'd become convinced that Master Of Reality was deserving of the heavy medal for highest honors, and unlike many I thought Volume IV was quite impressive, full of attractive tunes and compelling riffs inserted without really compromising the overall manic metal intensity. I was considerably intrigued as to their forthcoming direction, but I had no idea it would be headed straight down.

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