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Black Sabbath - Headless Cross



8.2 | 498 votes |
Release date: 24 April 1989
Style: Heavy metal, Hard rock

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441 have it
45 want it


01. The Gates Of Hell
02. Headless Cross
03. Devil And Daughter
04. When Death Calls
05. Kill In The Spirit World
06. Call Of The Wild
07. Black Moon
08. Nightwing

Line-up
Tony Martin Harford - vocals
Geoff Nicholls - keyboards
Anthony Frank "Tony" Iommi - guitars
Colin Trevor "Cozy" Powell - drums

Additional musicians:
Laurence Cottle - bass
Brian May - guitar solo

Additional info
Produced by Tony Iommi and Cozy Powell.

Staff review by
Pierre Tombale
Rating:
8.0
The rather slow (or better mid-tempo), but same time powerful and dark to doom sounding 'Headless Cross' album was recorded with singer Tony Martin. In fact with Ozzy the whole thing is not imaginable, for with his Martin's rather strong voice the sound has a deep impact, the spheric keyboards the underline the songs do the rest. You feel like directed from a cemetery right into hell in a late 80's manner.

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published 08.02.2004 | Comments (4)

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15.11.2010 - 13:48
Rating: 9
Mountain King
K i K o
Tani Martin sounds like David Coverdale on Black Moon. This is an amazing album, it deserves no less than a 9! "Headless Cross", "When Death Calls" and "Nightwing" are 3 excellent tracks that never get old. The other tracks are also good! It's is a 7.9 just because people can't rate anything that doesn't have Dio or Ozzy higher than 8...
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09.12.2011 - 22:24
Rating: 10
Gumbert

Amazing sound and vocal
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31.05.2012 - 15:44
Rating: 9
Sfkylcn

Written by Gumbert on 09.12.2011 at 22:24

Amazing sound and vocal

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04.03.2013 - 19:24
Aristarchos

The best non-Ozzy/Dio Sabbath album.
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06.04.2013 - 12:45
Rating: 10
deflektor

Amazing release
(my favorite non-Ozzy Black Sabbath album)
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09.04.2013 - 19:21
Rating: 10
a MasT

80s hard rock masterpiece imo
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25.07.2013 - 16:09
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Tage Westerlund
Well good album but I prefere previuslly 2 whit Martin on vocals
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31.01.2015 - 02:56
Maco
Pvt Funderground
Can't stand the Dio wannabe on vocals. The only thing I enjoyed was the title track
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Crackhead Megadeth reigns supreme.
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26.07.2015 - 19:09
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Tage Westerlund
Written by Guest on 04.07.2015 at 23:55

Brian May plays the guitar solo in When Death Calls.


official sources, then we need add him as fat: and in band profile
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26.07.2015 - 19:23
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Written by Bad English on 26.07.2015 at 19:09

Written by Guest on 04.07.2015 at 23:55

Brian May plays the guitar solo in When Death Calls.


official sources, then we need add him as fat: and in band profile


Brian May is fat? LOL
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26.07.2015 - 19:23
Bad English
Tage Westerlund
Written by Guest on 26.07.2015 at 19:23

Written by Bad English on 26.07.2015 at 19:09

Written by Guest on 04.07.2015 at 23:55

Brian May plays the guitar solo in When Death Calls.


official sources, then we need add him as fat: and in band profile


Brian May is fat? LOL


and ... meaning ?
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26.07.2015 - 19:28
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Written by Bad English on 26.07.2015 at 19:23

Written by Guest on 26.07.2015 at 19:23

Written by Bad English on 26.07.2015 at 19:09

Written by Guest on 04.07.2015 at 23:55

Brian May plays the guitar solo in When Death Calls.


official sources, then we need add him as fat: and in band profile


Brian May is fat? LOL


and ... meaning ?


I think you mean "featuring" which some shorten as "feat." .

great unintentional joke you made there, I LOLed at it.
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21.10.2017 - 06:20
Rating: 9
DeathMetal

What a great album. Only two songs I didn't care for much, but other than that it was great!
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10.10.2018 - 13:18
Rating: 10
Strong as neva before
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16.02.2020 - 01:18
Rating: 9
Metal Rambo

Alongside Dio-era Sabbath and Paranoid, this is one of the best things they ever did. It's a thing of beauty, if you can ever call metal music something like that. When Death Calls is the single best ever Black Sabbath song in my opinion. Too bad this album is so hard to find these days.
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21.04.2020 - 11:17
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Tage Westerlund
Written by Metal Rambo on 16.02.2020 at 01:18

Alongside Dio-era Sabbath and Paranoid, this is one of the best things they ever did. It's a thing of beauty, if you can ever call metal music something like that. When Death Calls is the single best ever Black Sabbath song in my opinion. Too bad this album is so hard to find these days.



Marty has some flow, his era are sorha aor bs era in some way typical, lets get female and family audience to the music. I like this one.
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21.04.2020 - 11:22
JoHn DoE

Written by Bad English on 21.04.2020 at 11:17

Written by Metal Rambo on 16.02.2020 at 01:18

Alongside Dio-era Sabbath and Paranoid, this is one of the best things they ever did. It's a thing of beauty, if you can ever call metal music something like that. When Death Calls is the single best ever Black Sabbath song in my opinion. Too bad this album is so hard to find these days.



Marty has some flow, his era are sorha aor bs era in some way typical, lets get female and family audience to the music. I like this one.


Marty? Really?
That's a lot of nonsense there, but no surprise coming from you...
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21.04.2020 - 11:23
Bad English
Tage Westerlund
Written by JoHn DoE on 21.04.2020 at 11:22

Written by Bad English on 21.04.2020 at 11:17

Written by Metal Rambo on 16.02.2020 at 01:18

Alongside Dio-era Sabbath and Paranoid, this is one of the best things they ever did. It's a thing of beauty, if you can ever call metal music something like that. When Death Calls is the single best ever Black Sabbath song in my opinion. Too bad this album is so hard to find these days.



Marty has some flow, his era are sorha aor bs era in some way typical, lets get female and family audience to the music. I like this one.


Marty? Really?
That's a lot of nonsense there, but no surprise coming from you...


Tony Martin is a vocalist there. he has good voice, sortha deep melodic vocals
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21.04.2020 - 11:27
JoHn DoE

Written by Bad English on 21.04.2020 at 11:23

Tony Martin is a vocalist there. he has good voice, sortha deep melodic vocals


thank you captain Obvious, but I thought Marty was singing here, is he your close friend or something?
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06.07.2020 - 12:06
qlacs
"The Quaker"
The singing in Devil and Daughter reminds me of an Evergrey song so much. Tony Martin is great here.
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06.07.2020 - 14:03
Bad English
Tage Westerlund
Written by qlacs on 06.07.2020 at 12:06

The singing in Devil and Daughter reminds me of an Evergrey song so much. Tony Martin is great here.


nja they just did rip of that band
Yes he is,m he is underrated singer what you appreciate more n more when you get older
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09.03.2022 - 08:12
Rating: 7
F3ynman2000
Nocturnal Bro
Great vocalist! After Ozzy and Dio, Black Sabbath has still got the moves!
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12.05.2022 - 14:42
Rating: 8
AndyMetalFreak
A Nice Guy
Black Sabbath found the perfect addition in Tony Martin at this point in their career, his vocal style was the perfect replacement for Dio. Cozy Powell was also a great addition, as he was arguably the best drummer around at that point, so this was a great lineup, it was just a shame that Geezer Butler wasn't able to be part of this line up as he was touring with Ozzy Osbourne during that time.

Tony Iommi and Cozy Powell also did a very good job at producing this album, a job they took to doing by themselves. This is a fine album overall, and imo it turned out to be their best album post Mob Rules, in fact this is almost on par with that album. "Headless Cross", and "When Death Calls" are my top tracks on this.
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