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Black Sabbath
The End
January 2018
Released: 2017, Eagle Rock Ent.
Rating: 4.5/5
Reviewer: Celtic Bob

A band that needs no introduction….


Four guys from Birmingham that helped invent Heavy Metal end their career (well, THREE of them) where they started. For me, Sabbath is one of those iconic bands that require the original members for it to work. Without those four guys, something is missing and in this case it’s Bill Ward. You may say “He’s just a drummer” but he was part of the groove. I liken it to AC/DC without Phil, just not the same.

Soon as I got my CD I put it on and turned it up. I enjoyed hearing each and every song as I love the band. Every performance sounded great but something just wasn’t right. It sounded a little too perfect. Was it altered in the studio after the fact? Did the mighty Sabbath release a ‘Live Studio’ album? Was it something more? I believe it mostly to be the latter. Yes they may have fixed a few things in the studio but I think the issue is due to the fact that it is not the original four. I have stated on my social media account that Sabbath are Ozzy, Geezer, Tony AND Bill. I fully believe they should have at least had him perform at the last show. The fans at least deserve that much, I think. That aside, this is an enjoyable CD from beginning to end and I will be purchasing the Blu-Ray in the near future so I can see the mighty Sabbath as I was not privileged enough to see them in concert.

Yes, the CD is fantastic.

Yes, the performance is fantastic.

Yes, Bill IS missed.

Yes, you need to own this.

All hail……

Track Listing

Disc: 1
1. Black Sabbath
2. Fairies Wear Boots
3. Under The Sun / Every Day Comes And Goes
4. After Forever
5. Into The Void
6. Snowblind
7. Band Intros
8. War Pigs
9. Behind The Wall Of Sleep
10. Bassically / N.I.B.

Disc: 2
1. Hand Of Doom
2. Supernaut / Sabbath Bloody Sabbath / Megalomania
3. Rat Salad / Drum Solo
4. Iron Man
5. Dirty Women
6. Children Of The Grave
7. Paranoid


Ozzy Osbourne (vocals)
Tony Iommi (guitar)
Geezer Butler (bass)
Tommy Clufetos (drums)
Adam Wakeman (keyboards / guitar)



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