Black Sabbath – Cross Purposes (1994)

Cross Purposes is yet another Sabbath album in the seemingly endlessly bland Tony Martin era. I don’t blame Martin for this per se, but every album he fronts just happens to be some different variation on the theme of boring stadium rock. That being said, Cross Purposes is definitely the heaviest output to feature this line up thus far (not counting Forbidden) and notably includes Geezer Butler back on bass, even though he was not too pleased about this music being released as a Sabbath album. I mean, can you imagine how that situation even unfolded? Hahaha

There are far better offerings in the Black Sabbath canon, as well as far worse. I couldn’t possibly be more indifferent about this. I will probably never listen to it ever again.