Classic influential album from the gods of hard rock
Joker | Michigan | 02/18/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Black Sabbath's Paranoid (1970) is...well, a classic. Really no more can be said, though I will elaborate.
The music is hard and heavy and even mellow at times, but all eight of the tracks on this album will fit your dark moods. The lyrics are dark and evil. The first track to the last, it's all awesome. Such classics as War Pigs/Luke's Wall, Paranoid, Planet Caravan, Iron Man, Electric Funeral, Hand Of Doom, Rat Salad, and Jack The Stripper/Fairies Wear Boots are songs that have stood the test of time and will continue to stand the test of time because hard rock and heavy metal will never go away. This album (and this band for that matter) have been hugely influential to so many artists in the last four decades, even artists in other genres.
This album is considered by many to be Black Sabbath's best album, though they do have many other great albums that can claim that title. Personnally, it's at least my second favorite, maybe my favorite.
If you wanna rock, buy this album. You'll be so glad you did. This stuff is way better than some of the stuff that's out there these days. Trust me - you'll wear this CD out by playing it so much."