Black Sabbath - Vol. 4
Black Sabbaths Vol. 4, the cover with Ozzy Osbourne posing in his almost patented posé. Holding his arms in the air and nodding to the crowd. A classic album-cover and whats more important, classic songs from the pioneers of heavy music.
Vol. 4 where recorded at Record Plant, Los angeles. Engineered by Colin Caldwell and Vic Smith. The recording took place between a UK tour in early -72 and a north American tour before it was out in September -72. Regarding to the albums booklet, the band suffered from booth physical and mental illness after all intensive touring, during the studio sessions. Well that´s something that havent left any scars on this recording. Vol. 4 has a more varied sound than, for example Paranoid and Masters Of Reality.
Perhaps not the best of Black Sabbath albums, but with immortal ones as Tomorrows Dream, the superb ballad(!) Changes, Supernaut and Under The Sun. A good album that gives groovy vibes for at least 43 minutes and 23 seconds. Black Sabbath with both heavy and progressive groove, a album to check out if you already havent. When it comes to the nostalgic issue, I must say that I´m a bit to young to be the judge of that...so its a bit hard, but a real good album anyway.
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