1 definition by Sick and Tired

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"Black Sabbath sucks.
so does metal."

Hey you conforming punk-wannabe (maybe a better name for you is "Chickenshit Conformist"), Metal Up Your Ass! Black Sabbath and metal ain't for the weak like you. They are for real people (unlike you). Did you listen to some emo when writing that definition??

Black Sabbath is:
Ozzy Osbourne - Vocals
Tony Iommi - Guitar
Geezer Butler - Bass Guitar
Bill Ward - Drums

or if you think the Heaven and Hell lineup is a reformed Sabbath lineup:
Ronnie James Dio - Vocals
Tony Iommi - Guitar
Geezer Butler - Bass Guitar
VInny Appice - Drums

Black Sabbath started in the '60s as Polka Tulk Blues Company, broke up and reformed as Earth, and when they found out there was another band called Earth and that they were going into a new direction, they renamed the band Black Sabbath. Sabbath's goal was to create music to reach new, horror standards (most of metal is like that, but time after time it evolves), basically it wanted to get the audience to feel like as if it was a horror movie when listening to them. Their self-titled debut album was released in 1970, and it was influential in the making of heavy metal. Paranoid was released in the same year and was instantly a classic with songs like War Pigs, Paranoid and Iron Man. Master of Reality was came out in 1971 and became an highly influential record which included Sweet Leaf, Children of the Grave, and Lord of this World. Sabbath would release a few more albums before Ozzy left the band. Ronnie James Dio (an excellent vocalistand also the man that gave you \m/ in rock) replaced Ozzy and recorded a great album called "Heaven and Hell" in 1979. During the tour supporting the album, Ward leaves the band and Vinny Appice replaced him. In 1980 their tenth album Mob Rules was released. Dio with Appice left the band and Bill Ward rejoined the band with Ian Gillian (frontman of Deep Purple) and the new lineup released Born Again in 1983. The rest is history. Black Sabbath (along with bands such as Judas priest(another heavy metal band) and Led Zeppelin) were influential in the making of the heavy metal genre (and to a lesser extent, grunge).
Metal Up Your Ass!

Listen the Black Sabbath along with Judas Priest to know what early metal sounds like.
by Sick and Tired June 14, 2007
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