Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler, Ozzy Osbourne.
Black Sabbath is the debut studio album by the English rock band Black Sabbath. Released on 13 February 1970 in the United Kingdom and on 1 June 1970 in the United States, the album reached number eight on the UK Albums Charts and number 23 on the Billboard charts. Black Sabbath is widely considered the first heavy metal album. Additionally, the opening track of the album-Black Sabbath-is widely considered to be the first doom metal song.
BLACK SABBATH - UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL The English rock band frequently singled out as a defining force heavy metal music is profiled in a documentary that shows just how Ozzy Osbourne and company made rock and roll history. With albums like Master of Reality and songs like "Paranoid", the ominous sounds of Black Sabbath stood in stark contrast to the hopeful tunes of the hippie generation
Before Black Sabbath, there were plenty of rock groups that played heavy: The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Cream, Blue Cheer, Iron Butterfly, Led Zeppelin. But the music that Sabbath created in the early 70s was heavier and darker than anything that had come before, and it would prove seminal. Black Sabbath are the forefathers of heavy metal, says Rick Rubin, the producer of the band’s most recent album 13. They may well be the heaviest band of all time. And I don’t know of a more influential band other than The Beatles.
Best Black Sabbath album to have ever been recorded! Best lineup of Black Sabbath, by far: Ozzy Osbourne - vocals Tony Iommi - guitar Geezer Butler - bass Bill Ward - drums. Black Sabbath’s masterpiece is Master of Reality. The 1st album that Tony Iommi detuned his guitar on to give that classic Sabbath sound. While Paranoid might have more recognizable hits, Master of Reality is better start to finish. Don't just automatically pick "Paranoid" as the best Sabbath album because it has two "hits". Put on your diplomatic hat and listen to these two albums back to back. You'll see that the riffs on Master kill the riffs on the Paranoid album. Great album that deserves to be higher up the list but gets overlooked because it doesn't have Ozzy on lead vocal. The best sabbath album ever alongside heaven and hell.
Black Sabbath - Cross Purposes (1994).