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Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath Vol. 4



8.5 | 1025 votes |
Release date: 25 September 1972
Style: Doom metal, Heavy metal, Hard rock

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01. Wheels Of Confusion/The Straightener
02. Tomorrow's Dream
03. Changes
04. FX
05. Supernaut
06. Snowblind
07. Cornucopia
08. Laguna Sunrise
09. St. Vitus' Dance
10. Under The Sun/Every Day Comes And Goes

Top 20 albums of 1972: 3

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02.03.2012 - 19:19
Rating: 7
Pelagial

Not the best of black sabbath
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03.03.2012 - 03:10
JohnDoe
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Written by Pelagial on 02.03.2012 at 19:19

Not the best of black sabbath


I disagree, this album is one of Black Sabbath's best works; the only weak song is Changes.
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03.03.2012 - 19:42
JohnDoe
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Written by Yaniv on 03.03.2012 at 19:38

I think it is the less perfect album Of Sabbath but yet a great one.


nothing and nobody is perfect; "perfect" is not a word I would use to describe music or whatever.
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11.04.2012 - 22:50
Rating: 8
musicalkaratekid

It's not exactly as striking as their three previous albums, but it certainly still has the relevant themes that haunted the band's earlier records, and also the ones that usually co-operate with traditional doom metal. However, i love how different the band sound compared to earlier releases, as 'Wheels of confusion...' and 'Under the Sun...' work brilliantly in my opinion. One for those who prefer Black Sabbath's more laidback moments...
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20.11.2012 - 18:56
megadeath13
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Its as brilliant as the others really. I dont understand why its so underrated. Changes is one of the best ballads ever written and Songs like Tomorrows dream, Snowblind or Supernaut belong to Sabbaths finest.When i listen to this album, i always feel like, im lying on a beach, on a hot summer day
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15.04.2013 - 00:42
Rating: 10
SlaytanicGonzo

Giving this album any other thing than a "10" is blasphemy
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20.04.2013 - 18:39
Rating: 9
MetrockickA

It's a Little weaker from the 2 previous masterpiece records but it's still great,specially SNOWBLIND,it's one of my classic songs ever!!!:banger:
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22.04.2013 - 06:22
Rating: 8
Ace Frawley
The Spaceman
Written by MetrockickA on 20.04.2013 at 18:39

It's a Little weaker from the 2 previous masterpiece records but it's still great,specially SNOWBLIND,it's one of my classic songs ever!!!:banger:


Yep, "Snowblind" is a classic song, no doubt. Subject matter is pretty lame though - it's just about doing cocaine. From all accounts, the boys were pretty heavily into at this stage of their lives. The party was in full swing but it has to end at some stage.
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23.04.2013 - 17:17
Rating: 9
Azarath
Free as a.. Fish
It's a delightfully messy record. Love those massive riffs in "Under The Sun".
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30.06.2013 - 01:53
Rating: 9
Passenger
Lost To Apathy
The best out of their first 4.
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10.07.2013 - 12:44
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Tage Westerlund
This is more blues, totally they lost touch whit ''real BS doom sound'' what band had at begging, still we can hear little doom, but more blues, hard rock, HM sound and seems band start to experiment whit a sound
Was this 1th album what band recorded under drugs?
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10.07.2013 - 12:52
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by Bad English on 10.07.2013 at 12:44

This is more blues, totally they lost touch whit ''real BS doom sound'' what band had at begging, still we can hear little doom, but more blues, hard rock, HM sound and seems band start to experiment whit a sound
Was this 1th album what band recorded under drugs?


Their debut was way more blues than this one and Black Sabbath have never been truly doom anyway, just a couple of songs can be regarded as proto-doom.
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10.07.2013 - 13:00
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Tage Westerlund
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 10.07.2013 at 12:52

Written by Bad English on 10.07.2013 at 12:44

This is more blues, totally they lost touch whit ''real BS doom sound'' what band had at begging, still we can hear little doom, but more blues, hard rock, HM sound and seems band start to experiment whit a sound
Was this 1th album what band recorded under drugs?


Their debut was way more blues than this one and Black Sabbath have never been truly doom anyway, just a couple of songs can be regarded as proto-doom.


Yes also true, but Paranoid and BS was more ''proto doon'' also bluesy more ''heavier'' then rest of they/thay work whit Ozzy ,
This seems more ''calmer'' to me
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06.02.2015 - 22:24
3rdWorld
China was a neat
Well I don't see any dip in quality or form here from the preceding three masterpieces, just more blues infused songwriting here. Still helluva lot addictive and Supernaut is my most favourite song of them after Hand Of Doom and Iron Man and definitely the highlight of this record.
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21.04.2015 - 17:51
Rating: 7
Ruchesko

All very mellow. An appetite for Ozzy Osbourne is a necessity - something I lack.
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22.07.2015 - 01:24
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Tage Westerlund
Written by Ruchesko on 21.04.2015 at 17:51

All very mellow. An appetite for Ozzy Osbourne is a necessity - something I lack.


because Ozzy is mellow, more Hollywood star ...he is just a singer its all
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18.04.2016 - 18:58
Rating: 10
@gent_-_orange

Best Sabbath album without a doubt for me, sure changes sucks but the highs of this album (all the heavy stuff) are probably the best stuff they ever recorded.
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31.01.2018 - 15:55
Rating: 7
Poetique

Not well, not bad. A little bit boring!
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10.10.2018 - 13:15
Rating: 10
Flawless.
rank 8.5 - B.i.G. Joke
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25.09.2019 - 23:56
Rating: 8
Heart_of_METAL

Every Black Sabbathh album from 70's (and after) is great the masterpiece. include this one. But in my opinion do equalizing this one, with 1st, Paranoid Master Of Reality or Sabbath Bloody Sabbath is a different planet. Sorry I like it too, but Sabbath did more better albums before and after.
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15.02.2021 - 12:34
Rating: 9
nonZero

I was expecting to change my rating from a 9 to an 8 on this one, but turns out it's as consistent as I remember. The 4th best Sabbath album after Paranoid, Master of Reality and Heaven & Hell IMO.
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