Black Sabbath is the debut studio album by the English rock band Black Sabbath. Released on 13 February 1970 in the United Kingdom and on 1 June 1970 in the United States, the album reached number eight on the UK Albums Charts and number 23 on the Billboard charts. Black Sabbath is widely considered the first heavy metal album. Additionally, the opening track of the album-Black Sabbath-is widely considered to be the first doom metal song.
Black Sabbath's debut album is the birth of heavy metal as we now know it. Compatriots like Blue Cheer, Led Zeppelin, and Deep Purple were already setting new standards for volume and heaviness in the realms of psychedelia, blues-rock, and prog rock. Yet of these metal pioneers, Sabbath are the only one whose sound today remains instantly recognizable as heavy metal, even after decades of evolution in the genre.
Best Black Sabbath album to have ever been recorded! Best lineup of Black Sabbath, by far: Ozzy Osbourne - vocals Tony Iommi - guitar Geezer Butler - bass Bill Ward - drums. Black Sabbath’s masterpiece is Master of Reality. The 1st album that Tony Iommi detuned his guitar on to give that classic Sabbath sound. While Paranoid might have more recognizable hits, Master of Reality is better start to finish. Don't just automatically pick "Paranoid" as the best Sabbath album because it has two "hits". Put on your diplomatic hat and listen to these two albums back to back. You'll see that the riffs on Master kill the riffs on the Paranoid album.
Heavy Metal Black Sabbath. This was the first heavy metal album, it was hugely influential to a vast array of musicians from many different genres of rock. The whole album doesn't live up to their dark name, but it was all that the naive public could handle, back in those days. It sounded a little bit rough, because they weren't allowed a lot of studio time. They were a young band, with some controversial themes, so they didn't start out with a lot of support.
Almost 43 years after Black Sabbath debuted on the Billboard 200 chart, the iconic rock band earns its first No. 1 album this week with the arrival of "1. The set starts at No. 1 with 155,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan . As for the Lonely Island, their latest set starts slower than their last effort, 2011's "Turtleneck & Chain," which launched at No. 3 with 68,000.
Is there any singular musical entity in heavy metal as far-reaching and as influential as the genre's progenitors? No, there's not. Metal may not have existed would if not for a mishap at a metal factory where guitarist Tony Iommi (who turned out to be a metal factory of his own) lost the tips of his fingers during his last day on the job. With plastic tips outfitted on his fretting hand, he down-tuned his guitar as the slack on the strings made it easier to play with the impairment and there we have it - metal was born. On the other end, the band has been responsible for a few duds, all of which have their respective ups and downs.
Black Sabbath are the forefathers of heavy metal, says Rick Rubin, the producer of the band’s most recent album 13. They may well be the heaviest band of all time. And I don’t know of a more influential band other than The Beatles. Sabbath are gearing up for impeding retirement with an appearance at the Download festival, though their influence has carried across generations, through era-defining bands such as Judas Priest, Metallica, Slayer, Guns N’ Roses, Pantera, Soundgarden and Queens Of The Stone Age.
Band name: Black Sabbath Album title: Black Sabbath Song title: Black Sabbath The first heavy, dark and doomy heavy riff song. Released on Friday the 13th, February, 1970. Sure, there are many heavy rocking bands, albums and songs pre-dating this, but they’re not even close to this kind of heavyness and darkness with a name like this. June 18, 2012 at 11:56 pm. this album has a special meaning to me along with paranoid. raw sound, bells, rain and the dark riffs slow tempo of the title song at the beginning that would be the trade mark. wonderful or as we brasilians say maravilhoso! the beginniing of metal.