Black Sabbath is one of the most important, innovative, and influential bands in the history of Rock and Heavy Metal. The Black Sabbath story begins in Birmingham, England, made up of vocalist Ozzy Osbourne, bassist Geezer Butler, drummer Bill Ward, and lead guitarist Tony Iommi. Black Sabbath was made of its style with the incorporation of lyrics about occultism, terror, wars, and a dark and sinister sound (which was intended to be scary) in an era dominated by flower power, folk music, and hippie culture. Black Sabbath’s early influences were bands like “Cream, Fleetwood Mac, John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers, The Beatles, and Jethro Tull.”
We look back at the most Overlooked Songs From Each Black Sabbath Album:
Possibly one of the lowest metal pieces the group ever produced, “Planet Caravan” was more of a psychedelic rock tune than metal.
One of the most cherished tunes in the band’s early record. This is also Frank Zappa’s favorite track from Black Sabbath.
One of Black Sabbath’s most formidable tracks, “Megalomania” extends to approximately ten minutes on 1975’s Sabotage. It’s an excellent illustration of Sabbath’s capability to do anything they fancy.
“Solitude” is a superior example of the journey that was outset for the band tuning down and advancing their heaviness, and an often-overlooked song in their list.
Children Of The Sea
Reemerging with a new frontman, Ronnie James Dio with a new album, Heaven and Hell. One of the most overlooked pieces from that album, “Children of the Sea” showcased Dio’s famous vocal range.
Who Are You?
A strange, synth song, “Who Are You?” was an unusual piece on a record that nearly didn’t end up performing in the course it did.
Black Sabbath worked within a notably divisive time in terms of the treatment they gained from both supporters and critics, and 1978’s Never Say Die was truly the start of that period. “Air Dance” was possibly a standout of the album that is often overlooked, with its melodic riff, synths, and rushing in piano.
God Is Dead
Osbourne went back in the studio with Black Sabbath, except Ward, in 2013 and developed with 13. One of the underrated songs from the album was the single “God Is Dead?” – an eight-minute piece with an intriguing title.
Dehumanizer was the first record after Ronnie James Dio reunited with the band, and “Computer God” was underrated on the most well-received album.
Disturbing The Priest
Deep Purple singer Ian Gillan took over Ronnie James Dio for the album, Born Again. Disturbing the Priest was a huge song for an un-blistering album, sadly it is often overlooked due.
Tyr was a forgotten album in the band’s catalog. Anno Mundi is somewhat a highlight, featuring powerful vocals from Tony Martin. The entire album was overshadowed by Ozzy Osbourne during the peak of his solo success.
In a move that would disappoint fans – 1986’s Seventh Star was never intended to be released under the Black Sabbath, but Iommi releases the album as Black Sabbath – showing as one of their worst-received releases. “Angry Heart” is an underrated highlight on the LP.
Tony Martin had the most lasting tenure among their vocalists apart from Ozzy Osbourne, and Headless Cross was a successful album for the band. With Nightwing being the most underappreciated track from the album.
The song is unquestionably legendary, except when jammed up with their other hits it appears to be overlooked for exactly how innovative and unique it was at the time.