Technical Ecstasy

Technical Ecstasy

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by Black Sabbath
     
 

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Black Sabbath was unraveling at an alarming rate around the time of their second to last album with original singer Ozzy Osbourne, 1976's Technical Ecstasy. The band was getting further and further from their original musical path, as they began experimenting with their trademark sludge-metal sound. While it was not as off-the…  See more details below

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Black Sabbath was unraveling at an alarming rate around the time of their second to last album with original singer Ozzy Osbourne, 1976's Technical Ecstasy. The band was getting further and further from their original musical path, as they began experimenting with their trademark sludge-metal sound. While it was not as off-the-mark as their final album with Osbourne, 1978's Never Say Die, it was not on par with Sabbath's exceptional first five releases. The most popular song remains the album closer, "Dirty Women," which was revived during the band's highly successful reunion tour of the late '90s. Other standouts include the funky "All Moving Parts (Stand Still)" and the raging opener, "Back Street Kids." The melodic "It's Alright" turns out to be the album's biggest surprise -- it's one of drummer Bill Ward's few lead vocal spots with the band (Guns N' Roses covered the unlikely track on their 1999 live set, Live Era 1987-1993).

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Release Date:
01/22/2007
Label:
Sanctuary Uk
UPC:
5050749203724
catalogNumber:
4920372

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2.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This album is easily one of their most mature. It combines some old Sabbath sounds with a futuristic, high-speed look at metal. Ozzy sounds fantastic on Back Street Kids and Iommi was technically excellent on his guitar writing. A far cry from the style of their previous studio album Sabotage. Though Ronnie James Dio and Ian Gillan were somewhat successful as Sabbath heads - Ozzy demonstrates what most fans would agree on - He is the man. In fact, I think he sounds better musically with them than he does solo.
Guest More than 1 year ago
These tracks are too simple. There is only one good track and it is "She's Gone" which is a love song, very peaceful one. "Dirty Women" has good lyrics but it's too long.