Sound — 10
The sound to me was the best sound Tony Iommi has ever made on an album, yes Ozzy fans over Paranoid. To some people Sabbath wasn't Sabbath after Ozzy left but after Ozzy left Sabbath became more melodic and operatic. The lead singer for this album was Dio, who in most people's mind is the best Metal singer ever, those people are correct. This sound mixes the heaviness of Sabbath's Paranoid with the epic Rising album by Rainbow. This sound is Sabbath at it's best. For power/black metallists.
Lyrics — 10
The lyrics for H&H remind you of bands like Rainbow, Led Zeppelin, & Black Widow, in other words mystical. The lyrics for the song Heaven & Hell however is very religous in the christian since. Dio was writing how the world to him is like Heaven & Hell you can choose either or. Overall the lyrics for this album were not offensive & were very complex in a good way.
Overall Impression — 10
Overall I give this album 10. This album is very underated & is essential in any Metalhead's CD collection. The most Impressive song on this collection was Die Young then Heaven & Hell then Children of the Sea. This album is in the chain of Black Sabbath's first album, Rainbow's Rising, Blue Oyster Cult's Agents of Fortune, Dio's Holy Diver, & Judas Priest's Sad Wings of Destiny.