Release Date: 1973
Genre: Heavy/Doom Metal/Rock
1. Sabbath Bloody Sabbath (05:45)
2. A National Acrobat (06:13)
3. Fluff (04:09)
4. Sabbra Cadabra (05:58)
5. Killing Yourself To Live (05:42)
6. Who Are You (04:10)
7. Looking For Today (05:02)
8. Spiral Architect (05:32)
Total Length: 42:31
Sabbath Bloody Sabbath begins with an amazing riff, and Ozzy’s vocals work quite well. It’s immediately catchy, and the contrast with the acoustic sections are great. It’s a hell of a song, and definitely shows off the heavier side of the band very well. A National Acrobat is kind of funky and pretty fun. It’s not a resounding classic, but just a solid track.
Fluff is an obvious title for this instrumental, it’s softer than most of the other output of this band for its whole length. It sounds quite beautiful though. Sabbra Cadabra is more in line with the rock of the day, with a piano break and Ozzy even sounding like some of those other singers. It’s a pretty cool song all told though. Killing Yourself To Live has a couple distinct parts to it and they are all pretty cool.
Who Are You is very synth heavy, and has a neat rhythm to it. Looking For Today just sounds like a classic rock song, in a good way. It sticks in your head, and has enough things going on to keep you interested and coming back for more. Spiral Architect is kind of a bigger song. It’s not incredibly long or varied, it’s just really solid and never boring. There are some progressive elements here that work quite well. The whole album keeps growing on me, and it’s never boring. I do think the first track is probably the best on here, but it’s not too much of a drop-off.
Final Rating: 8/10