Sound — 10
This is probably one of the best sounding albums of the original Black Sabbath Line up, with great guitar work by metal guitar original Tony Iommi, and the legendary rhythm section Geezer Butler and Bill Ward. With some of the most legendary Riffs in history, like "War Pigs", "Paranoid", and "Iron Man", the sound is the best. The music is dark and bleak, like every Black Sabbath, with Evil Sounding Bass and Guitar Lines. It makes the noise and Sound of this album Unique. The Sound of this album is amazing.
Lyrics — 10
The lyrics cover many things, like war, insanity, and science fiction. "Electric Funeral" is about nuclear war and the effects and after math. "Hand Of Doom" and "Fairies Wear Boots" are drug related songs. Ozzy's range in this album is very large, on the song like "War Pigs" his voice is very bluesy and totally different from songs like "Electric Funeral". On the song "Planet Caravan" his voice is strange and very relaxing, and the music on the track matches with very relaxing melodies. On songs like "Iron Man" the music is very dark and the matches Ozzy's dark voice well, and on "Paranoid" the music is also very well matched with fast paced rhythm and Ozzy singing fast also. Very strong lyrics.
Overall Impression — 10
This is an amazing album, Black Sabbath at there best. Helping to boost them into the spotlight with some of heavy metal's greatest hits, it shows how great of musicians every member is. Every Song is great but if I had to choose I would say: "War Pigs", "Paranoid", "Iron Man", and "Fairies Wear Boots."