Monday, January 21, 2008

Black Sabbath

While the Misfits were the first of the "Horrorpunk" genre, Black Sabbath were and still are the undisputed kings of Dark Rock. The band has had several incarnations, but the original line-up from 1970 - 1978 with Ozzy Osbourne is the most widely recognized incarnation of the band. Ronnie James Dio came in to fill Ozzy's vacancy in 1980 to usher in their second era. While the music was good, I hated to see Sabbath live during this time because Dio always seemed to be a pompous posturing twit on stage. Dio was with the band until 1982 when some sort of backstage politics got him out of the band. In 1983, Sabbath sort of became like Spinal Tap in the same respect that the vocalist spot seemed to be a revolving door with even Dio coming back and then leaving again in a childish temper tantrum. Now Dio's back with some of the original band, who's now performing as "Heaven & Hell". Enjoy the sound of Sabbath's greatest hits....

Symptom Of The Universe Disc One
Symptom Of The Universe Disc Two

Black Sabbath - The Dio Years

Black Sabbath - The Sabbath Stones


alex said...

Symptom Of The Universe Disc Two is the sames as one, please check