Black Sabbath – Heaven and Hell

Part 10 of a series that will run every Friday throughout 2012 as I discuss records that have affected me throughout the years – Flashback Fridays

I have to admit to something – when I think of the band Black Sabbath, my mind’s eye instantly conjures up visions of Ozzy Osbourne. Perhaps playing into the whole “Sabbath IS Ozzy” game, yes – but it’s true. When I was first discovering older heavy metal bands, Black Sabbath was the first band that I really got into. Each of their records with Ozzy gave me something to enjoy (yes, even Technical Ecstasy). I moved on to Ozzy’s solo career, read blurbs about how Black Sabbath were never the same after he left, and considered it a case closed – nothing left to explore.

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