is the second album by band Black Sabbath.
To capitalise on their chart success in the US, the band returned to the studio in June 1970, just four months after Black Sabbath was released. The new album was initially set to be named War Pigs after the song “War Pigs”, which was critical of the Vietnam War; however, Warner changed the title of the album to Paranoid. The album’s lead-off single, “Paranoid”, was written in the studio at the last minute. Ward explains: “We didn’t have enough songs for the album, and Tony just played the [Paranoid] guitar lick and that was it. It took twenty, twenty-five minutes from top to bottom.”
this is arguably one of the first true classics of metal ever. Paranoid improves markedly on it’s predecessor to give us a memorable, high-quality album with a moderate portion of gloom to further enhance Black Sabbath.
even today it remains a masterpiece of Metal. It advanced the Metal genre by a large extent, and for that reason alone it is a must have, but what really makes it stand head and shoulders about the crowd is the riffs and soloing present, as well as excellent drumming and great vocals. The fact that it was released in 1970 only further adds to the greatness of it. Essential.
”one of the greatest and most influential heavy metal albums of all time”
Tony Iommi Geezer Butler Ozzy Osbourne Bill Ward
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