Black Sabbath – Paranoid (1970)

April 6, 2023
Black Sabbath – Paranoid (1970)

What can I say that has not already been said before. Often times when confronted with reviewing something as gargantuan as this I can find myself lost for words. Luckily, the music more often than not will speak for itself and do most of the work for me.

Black Sabbath’s self titled record changed everything, at least in my opinion. It set the entire world of rock music onto a different course. One cannot understate the importance of that early record, but it was on the quick follow-up record, Paranoid, that Black Sabbath perfected their early sound. There is a good reason why people still listen to this thing religiously, even 53 years later. Fuck – that’s a long time ago.

I won’t list stand-out tracks. I don’t need to. This entire thing is an absolute MUST for any fans of music, be it heavy metal or the wider gamut of musical styles. This is more than just a recording – this is a piece of history.

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