Pop Pickers, this was an incredible line-up for the 1990 record by the Sabs, it was Iommi/Martin/Murray/Nicholls/Powell who made the weighty result, there is a lot of goodness on here and more built on the dark dimension created by the previous Headless Cross album. Satan is swapped for Odin on this occasion but the theatre of the heavy metal here is just as dark. Once again you really get a full on impression of how great a vocalist Tony Martin is, of course the riff wizardry of Tony 'God' Iommi works wonders ably and assisted by top notch veterans Cozy Powell and Neil Murray. The essential mix of keyboards once again delivered by long time fifth member of Sabbath, the great Geoff Nicholls.
My standout on this is the opener Anno Mundi (The Vision), and save for the AoR misfire of Feels Good To Me each song here delivers in a dosage of heavy metal delight.
Try it next time you are in need of some sumptuous metal therapy, its another underrated and oft forgotten piece of 'Sabbath' history...
Playlist for a promised land...deliver us from Monday blues...
Anno Mundi (The Vision) - Black Sabbath
Metal Command - Exodus
Fast as a Shark - Accept
Damned for All Time - Blind Guardian
Manitou - Venom