Planet Caravan is the best Black Sabbath song. Only teenagers and neckbeards disagree.
It's completely off the wall, snowflakey and unrelated to anything else they made. I assume some record producer told them that psychedelic music and space sci Fi were in so whip something up.
Not that it's not decent, but cherry picking it is basically saying you don't like black Sabbath. Which is fine.
Fuck off, you don't know how good and cold it feels to listen to Snowblind on c
>mfw someone listens to Paranoid and Master of Reality and thinks they've figured out all there is to Sabbath
>2 of 19 or 20 albums
>1 of 5 singers
I love Mor. I also love Mob Rules, Headless Cross and Cross Purposes. But neither is as great. MoRs biggest failure is that, acoustic interludes aside, it's a very one-note album.
the best song is A National Acrobat or what >>62040127 said
>mfw the first half of Thrill of it All
>One note album
Are you deaf? Shit's got more variety in riffs than any Sabbath album. Like shit yeah you can say you don't like the riffs as much or w/e, but saying it's one note is just straight up not factually true.
Not really, it's all mid-paced Hard Rock and Heavy Metal that was Sabbath trademark. Their debut had folky bits, a stronger late 60s hard rock influence, and a lot more blues influences.
Paranoid had, again, a really bluesy track, a really psychedelic track and Hand of Doom, the most 60s track they ever recorded.
MoR is just Heavy Metal, it's them consolidating that sound they had been edging on the last few albums. But that's all that is, you can hear the blues but it hasn't blues songwriting like Black Sabbath or War Pigs, there's no wacky folk or psychedelia, and the 60s influences haven been superseded and dwarfed by their heaviness.
Yeah the tracks didn't have surface level variety like their previous stuff. It had real variety: the one in songwriting. Paranoid had way too many songs that had like only a couple riffs and that's it. Style over substance.
Both are songwriting and both are a matter of substance. But I'm just not a fan of albums that don't leave the same sound for the entire duration of the record. Don't get pissy with me, I'm not even saying it's bad.
>love Black Sabbath's riffs and shit but think that the lyrics are stupid as fuck
>Planet Caravan is the only passable one
Nope. Gimmicks are just that, gimmicks. War Pigs is an 8 minute long song for example but has so few riffs there's really not a lot of variation in songwriting there. It's also especially bad on the title track which is just three riffs. Planet Caravan repeats the same thing over and over and over again until the solo shows up then only the guitar does something different with some piano coming in; again little variety in songwriting. Iron Man splits like 3 riffs for most of the song till the end part which is admittedly good; not much variation for something that's six minutes long similar to War Pigs. Electric Funeral is my favorite being the most like Master Of Reality style straight up riff attack though still not as varied as songs on MoR. Hand Of Doom practically repeats one riff for two whole minutes, then switches between two different riffs till a solo then segues into the original riff; cool stuff happens but not enough for the song to warrant being 7 minutes long.
Paranoid's not a bad album, it just lacks variety in riffs and songwriting as a result.
>Making more than one style of song is a gimmick
Not him but this is why /mu/ is going to shit. You can't have a discussion about anything with a little criticism without people breaking out the buzzwords.
No, its Into The Void you fucking loser.
Into The Void
Symptom of the Universe
A National Acrobat
Under The Sun
Lord of this World
Sabbath Bloody Sabbath
If it affects the songwriting (which it has in the album; shit HoD repeating one riff for two whole minutes wtf), it is a gimmick. It's not like they have not done songs in different styles and not made it good (NIB for example is mad psychedelic and barely metal but still has good songwriting to go around.)