Re: Cross-posted: Black Sabbath without the 70s?

Date:2017-07-15 18:21:39
In Reply To:Cross-posted: Black Sabbath without the 70s? by Thy Sentinel
A survey for all rock historians.

Imagine for a second that Black Sabbath is formed in 1980. "Heaven and Hell" is their debut album. Ozzy becomes a member in 1997, clearly post-prime. How does this change our perception of them? Are they still a top three metal band and a top five hard rock band?
LOL. Not a chance.

do they drop down to other quality 80s bands, like solo Dio and Queensryche?
Below QR. About equal to Dio.

In my opinion, with four superb outputs like H&H, TMR, Headless Cross, and Tyr and a handful of solid ones, they would be AT LEAST a top 10 metal band and a top 20 hard rock band.

Probably not as high as, say,
Megadeth and a far cry from Metallica,
Not a patch on either's ass.

but definitely
above WASP and Manowar.
That ain't sayin' much.
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