Sound — 10
Amazing sound. Tony Iommi had a heavier tone then anyone before him and played a new kind of blues on this album which has influenced every hard rocker that came after. Amazing solos on NIB and The Warning. Great drumming on The Wizard.
Lyrics — 8
Songs like Black Sabbath and NIB were very influential because songs about satan and other mystical things were rare back then but became huge later on. Not the best singing ever but it still sounds great.
Overall Impression — 10
Best album ever in my opinion. Loud and heavy without being annoying is what makes Black Sabbath the best metal band ever. Recorded in just 2 days and sounds like the band is just jamming on The Warning. Best songs are Black Sabbath, NIB and The Warning. More albums should be recorded like this instead of in front of computer screens.