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What is Black Sabbath's best song?

other27
War Pigs16
Children Of The Grave14
Black Sabbath8
N.I.B.6
Paranoid6
Iron Man6
Symptom Of The Universe6
Sweet Leaf3

Total votes: 92


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Posted by Aristarchos on 20.12.2011 at 22:32
I'm interested to see what you consider the best song by Black Sabbath. For me N.I.B. is the best. I only brought '70 songs because I thought they were the most popular ones.

If you vote other, please comment below which.



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Aristarchos

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  15.11.2012 at 17:39
Written by Dentura on 28.10.2012 at 08:14

I know Ozzy doesn't sing it (that may be one reason why I'm choosing this), but Sign of The Southern Cross from the Dio era is an awesome song. The intro is haunting, the riffs are delectable, and Dio's performance is amazing as usual.

It's ok to have a non-Ozzy era Sabbath favourite. My favourites from Dio era are Heaven And Hell, Children Of The Sea and Lonely Is The Word.
Aristarchos

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  03.12.2012 at 17:36
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 30.10.2012 at 19:24

Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 30.10.2012 at 19:15

Written by Alex Fenger on 30.10.2012 at 18:40

Black Sabbath off Black Sabbath by Black Sabbath... by far.
That song is an absolute classic and will forever be my favorite BS song.

Agreed, probably with Fairies Wear Boots coming second, followed by N.I.B., Paranoid and Supernaut in some kind of random order.


And someone named the filler again Btw Paranoid is also one of my fav songs but it is a filler in the true sense of the word. The band wrote it in the studio because they needed a couple of more minutes of music to fill up the album

It is really funny that a filler laid the ground to the entire heavy metal genre. Blue Cheer's "Summertime Blues" was earlier and is what I consider to be the first heavy metal song, but that song still had a significantly blues element, and "Black Sabbath" is a doom metal song, not a heavy metal song. "Paranoid" started the evolution to what would be traditional heavy metal, an evolution they of course continued a year later with "Children Of The Grave". Probably "Paranoid" could be considered the second most influential metal song ever after "Black Sabbath".
Aristarchos

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  29.12.2012 at 14:16
Written by Void Eater on 01.11.2012 at 04:48

Megalomania is still one of my favorite metal songs, and my favorite Sabbath song. Ozzy actually sounds really good throughout the entire song (even if he does get loaded with effects during the intro), and writing a 9 minute long progressive metal song that feels half its length (in a good way) before metal as even a thing is pretty incredible.

I'm surprised so many people mentions Megalomania as their favourite song, although I agree it is a great song, but I didn't know it was considered among the true classics, since it isn't featured on any of my compilations or live albums by Sabbath, and the Sabotage album is rarely mentioned as one of the very best Sabbath albums, and when talking about Sabotage, it is often Symptom Of The Universe that is mentioned. Perhaps I should have included Megalomania on the poll too.
Azarath

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  31.12.2012 at 04:07
I'm going with Die Young - love that song.

Picking an Ozzy era favourite song would be pretty difficult.
D

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  02.01.2013 at 04:07
I love Hole in the Sky!

What a riff, what a song...
YesferalCuevaSanchez

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  07.01.2013 at 23:34
I like
Iron man - OZZY
Die young - DIO
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  10.01.2013 at 07:20
Voted "other" because Supernaut is my favorite. That riff is in my head all day
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  10.01.2013 at 12:13
I currently enjoy Snowblind. The main riff I think is one of Iommi's best and Ozzy's vocal performance is ridiculously good. Vol. 4 is an amazing album.
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Aristarchos

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  14.01.2013 at 13:20
Written by Valentin B on 10.01.2013 at 12:13

I currently enjoy Snowblind. The main riff I think is one of Iommi's best and Ozzy's vocal performance is ridiculously good. Vol. 4 is an amazing album.

Vol. 4 is my least favourite album by Black Sabbath.
Aristarchos

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  23.01.2013 at 15:42
I could add that I still like Vol. 4, but I like all of their first six albums. I just find it difficult to find any true stand-out track on Vol. 4. like on the other albums. My favourite song on the album is Tomorrow's Dream, but Snowblind is of course good too.
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  25.01.2013 at 13:23
Written by Aristarchos on 23.01.2013 at 15:42

I could add that I still like Vol. 4, but I like all of their first six albums. I just find it difficult to find any true stand-out track on Vol. 4. like on the other albums. My favourite song on the album is Tomorrow's Dream, but Snowblind is of course good too.


but it is easy in second album find out one song who totaly is 100% diferent how rets of album tracks
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Aristarchos

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  05.10.2014 at 12:11
What I have found most interesting is to see how many different favourite songs people have, although there seems to be two songs more popular than others. "Children Of The Grave" is one of my favourites too, but "War Pigs" is probably my least favourite track among those on the poll.
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  05.10.2014 at 16:10
Written by Aristarchos on 05.10.2014 at 12:11

What I have found most interesting is to see how many different favourite songs people have, although there seems to be two songs more popular than others. "Children Of The Grave" is one of my favourites too, but "War Pigs" is probably my least favourite track among those on the poll.


War Pigs lyrics lost its meaning now, but Grave ... its still actual ... we have no jobs, life, hope and future, but why we cant march unite inr ebelion as in 70's?
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  05.10.2014 at 16:37
Written by Bad English on 05.10.2014 at 16:10

War Pigs lyrics lost its meaning now,


How the hell have those lyrics lost their meaning?

They are morecurrently actual than ever before...

"Generals gathered in their masses
Just like witches at black masses
Evil minds that plot destruction
Sorcerers of death's construction
In the fields the bodies burning as the war machine keeps turning
Death and hatred to mankind
Poisoning their brainwashed minds... Oh lord yeah!

Politicians hide themselves away
They only started the war
Why should they go out to fight?
They leave that role to the poor

Time will tell on their power minds
Making war just for fun
Treating people just like pawns in chess
Wait 'till their judgment day comes, yeah!

Now in darkness, world stops turning
Ashes where the bodies burning
No more war pigs of the power
Hand of God has struck the hour
Day of judgment, god is calling on their knees, the war pigs crawling
Begging mercy for their sins
Satan, laughing, spreads his wings
ALL RIGHT NOW! "
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nobody

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  05.10.2014 at 17:16
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 05.10.2014 at 16:37

Written by Bad English on 05.10.2014 at 16:10

War Pigs lyrics lost its meaning now,


How the hell have those lyrics lost their meaning?

ALL RIGHT NOW! "



I mean as band said song is about anti Nam war , isnt it so , well , maybe it has if we transferee to another todays useless war like Iraq fore example

Bob Dylan also said his 70's song lyric dont mean same as they did back in the days as protest song ...
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Ganondox

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  07.10.2014 at 08:38
Sabbath Bloody Sabbath
deadone
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  10.10.2014 at 02:04
Heaven and Hell

One of the best metal songs ever written IMO.
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nobody

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  10.10.2014 at 02:47
Written by deadone on 10.10.2014 at 02:04

Heaven and Hell

One of the best metal songs ever written IMO.


I think Marcel and Richard(where is that old wolf man, damn I miss him) once said its wortsh BS songs ever IMO
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  10.10.2014 at 04:56
Written by Bad English on 10.10.2014 at 02:47

Written by deadone on 10.10.2014 at 02:04

Heaven and Hell

One of the best metal songs ever written IMO.


I think Marcel and Richard(where is that old wolf man, damn I miss him) once said its wortsh BS songs ever IMO



They've been smoking too much 87th rate crack cocaine out of a hobo's shoe whilst masturbating to Lindsay Lohan's toenails that they brought on ebay in exchange for their 2003 Toyota Camrys.

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Frank Comstock

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  10.10.2014 at 11:00
Black Sabbath is a Top 5 Metal song for me. So many classics on this list though; hard to pick just one!
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M C Vice
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  10.10.2014 at 11:04
Supernaught, easily. Megalomania a distant second.
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  10.10.2014 at 13:17
Written by Bad English on 10.10.2014 at 02:47

Written by deadone on 10.10.2014 at 02:04

Heaven and Hell

One of the best metal songs ever written IMO.


I think Marcel and Richard(where is that old wolf man, damn I miss him) once said its wortsh BS songs ever IMO



NO WE NEVER SAID IT IS THE WORST BS SONG.

All I said (no idea about Richard though) is that is is the single most OVERRATED BS song. And especially because it just goes on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on. And live the song is even worse. I can stomach it on album but totally not live.
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M C Vice
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  10.10.2014 at 15:21
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 10.10.2014 at 13:17

All I said (no idea about Richard though) is that is is the single most OVERRATED BS song. And especially because it just goes on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on.

At least they admit to it in the lyrics.
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  10.10.2014 at 17:16
Written by M C Vice on 10.10.2014 at 15:21

Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 10.10.2014 at 13:17

All I said (no idea about Richard though) is that is is the single most OVERRATED BS song. And especially because it just goes on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on.

At least they admit to it in the lyrics.



true
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  11.10.2014 at 21:48
Written by M C Vice on 10.10.2014 at 15:21

Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 10.10.2014 at 13:17

All I said (no idea about Richard though) is that is is the single most OVERRATED BS song. And especially because it just goes on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on.

At least they admit to it in the lyrics.


#REKT

I agree with Marcel though, it's not a bad song but it's certainly not up there with the metal opuses to come from the first few BS albums. And boy did Dio ever do a shitload of higher quality stuff in his career than Heaven and Hell
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  11.10.2014 at 22:39
Written by Mattybu on 11.10.2014 at 21:48

Written by M C Vice on 10.10.2014 at 15:21

Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 10.10.2014 at 13:17

All I said (no idea about Richard though) is that is is the single most OVERRATED BS song. And especially because it just goes on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on.

At least they admit to it in the lyrics.


#REKT

I agree with Marcel though, it's not a bad song but it's certainly not up there with the metal opuses to come from the first few BS albums. And boy did Dio ever do a shitload of higher quality stuff in his career than Heaven and Hell


after leaving rainbow Dio as lyricist and also songwriter went step down
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  12.10.2014 at 00:19
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 10.10.2014 at 13:17

Written by Bad English on 10.10.2014 at 02:47

Written by deadone on 10.10.2014 at 02:04

Heaven and Hell

One of the best metal songs ever written IMO.


I think Marcel and Richard(where is that old wolf man, damn I miss him) once said its wortsh BS songs ever IMO



NO WE NEVER SAID IT IS THE WORST BS SONG.

All I said (no idea about Richard though) is that is is the single most OVERRATED BS song. And especially because it just goes on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on. And live the song is even worse. I can stomach it on album but totally not live.


I have to agree. At first the song sounds really great, set up to be one of the best metal songs ever, but it doesn't build up from there on, it just drags on.
Mattybu
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  12.10.2014 at 19:59
Written by Bad English on 11.10.2014 at 22:39

after leaving rainbow Dio as lyricist and also songwriter went step down


Yeah, from what I have heard his best work is definitely with Rainbow.
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nobody

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  12.10.2014 at 20:02
Written by Mattybu on 12.10.2014 at 19:59

Written by Bad English on 11.10.2014 at 22:39

after leaving rainbow Dio as lyricist and also songwriter went step down


Yeah, from what I have heard his best work is definitely with Rainbow.


Elf is Ok as well, but he really use his fantasy in Rainbow
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  13.10.2014 at 04:41
Written by M C Vice on 10.10.2014 at 11:04

Megalomania a distant second.



I've always liked the Venom version on Prime Evil.

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