Top Ten Metal Songs from Black Sabbath's First 6 Albums
The Top Ten
The best Ozzy era song and their most metal song. And insanely heavy for 1971.
This is my favorite BS song from Ozzy era. I agree it's one of the BS songs that sound like metal songs.
I wouldn't say it's "insanely" heavy though - there were heavier and more aggressive songs even before 1971. In fact, this song isn't aggressive or loud at all. Also, melody with vocals is pretty soft and again - there's no aggression it them. - Metal_Treasure
The first doom metal song.
The part between 3:04 and 3:35 rocks.
Yes, it's less overrated than War Pigs and Paranoid but it's still extremely overrated compared to songs by other bands of the 70s. Moreover, it never sounded like a metal song to me - neither the riff nor the vocals. Overall, a very simple song. - Metal_Treasure
Now I already agree with you. My first comment... the folly of the beginners...
Unlike War Pigs and Paranoid this song is not disgustingly overrated and it's quite great. The riff is definitely metal...
A part of the song is resemblance to DP's Flight of the Rat.
Not a metal song for me - actually it's a pretty soft mid-tempo rock song. It lacks aggression, vocals are very soft and the chorus is extremely poppy for a metal song, etc. - Metal_Treasure
The main riff Crushes you. It is extremely heavy. - Rambles
Not much metal, but if metal it's a doom metal song.
It's not a metal song.
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